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post #1 of 17
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Are there any special tricks to filling cupcake cups w/ the batter, so that it doesn't get everywhere.

I've tried funnels, I've tried piping bags, I've tried an ice cream scoop, I've tried just pouring it from the bowl, and I end up making a huge mess every time.

Any tips are greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 17
sorry you have so much trouble. i have been using ice cream scoop and it has been working great. i just finished making pumpkin cupcakes this morning, scoop worked great. these were a little on thicker batter, so that helps.
post #3 of 17
I would have thought the piping bags would solve this problem. I use the ice cream scoop method myself.
post #4 of 17
get a smaller ice cream scoop. I have a large one and I have tried only filling it half way and that works ok but if you have a smaller one you can hold it right over the whole cupcake liner and it plops straight down in there, make sure it's one with the little metal scraper thing inside that scrapes it out when you push the button.
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post #5 of 17
hm, well you already mentioned what I was going to say! I had success with the piping bags, but I've went back to just pouring it from the bowl. You just have to be very careful and take your time. I use a spoon to help the batter out & to stop the batter from coming out.
post #6 of 17
I use a medium size scoop for my cupcakes. It fills them perfectly. I also have a small scoop for the mini size cupcakes. I still get a little drip every now and then, but no longer the huge mess.
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post #8 of 17
I learned this trick from the Hello Cupcake book. I take a large ziplock bag and fill it (it usually takes me 2 fills to get the full amount of batter distributed) then snip the tip of the bag and use that like a large piping bag to fill the cups! You can make the hole smaller so you can avoid overfilling!!
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post #9 of 17
I've found that a turkey baster works best for me. You can squeeze out how much you need, and stop the batter from coming out easier too! Works great! icon_lol.gif
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post #10 of 17
I use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to fill muffin tins. Some sticks to the cup, so it ends up being more like 1/4 cup batter per indent - about perfect, if you ask me.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
I can't believe it's been a month since I posted this.

The turkey baster idea is GREAT! Thanks, everyone.

So far, the thing I've found that works for me, is to hold the paper cup in the palm of my hand, fill it, then slip it into the cupcake pan. It's worked like a charm so far. But, I think I might try the turkey baster too, now.
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post #12 of 17
Hmmm, Haven't tried it yet, but what about one of these:
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by sltoklahoma

sorry you have so much trouble. i have been using ice cream scoop and it has been working great. i just finished making pumpkin cupcakes this morning, scoop worked great. these were a little on thicker batter, so that helps.



Same here..I use a number 10 disher and it works perfect every time!
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post #14 of 17
I recall in a cupcake book I was paging thru at the bookstore, they used a ziplock plastic bag like a piping bag and cut a corner...much to much work for me...I use a gravy ladle...I just swipe the drips if any off with a paper towel.
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post #15 of 17
I recall in a cupcake book I was paging thru at the bookstore, they used a ziplock plastic bag like a piping bag and cut a corner...much to much work for me...I use a gravy ladle...I just swipe the drips if any off with a paper towel.
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