SugarBakerz Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 10:06pm
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Well, let me start by saying that I have 4 dozen mini's and 3 dozen regulars due on V-day, cupcakes that is... so I decided to bake today and ice/decorate tomorrow. I put 24 of the little CC holders in my CC pan and thought, how ever am I going to get the batter in these things without overflowing them? Tried a pitcher, too much too fast for the little guys, tried to spoon, too messy... and then I got a bright idea... I had bought the large wilton plastic bottle for candy making last week and hadn't used it... I figured hmmmmmm.. they put condiments in them, so why not? Not to mention the control over my batter I would have.. so needless to say I used a rubber funnel and poured the batter into the batter and then took scissors and snipped off the top of the nose of it to make it thick enough for batter, and voila... like a charm, I have 2 dozen in the oven baking now in no time... I just thought I would share my genius moment with CC icon_smile.gif

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tayesmama Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 10:10pm
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Heehee. Thanks for sharing! icon_lol.gif Great idea! thumbs_up.gif

mjs4492 Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 10:11pm
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What a great idea!!!! I don't make cupcakes because they're too messy - icon_redface.gif Guess I can't use that one now!!
Thanks!

dl5crew Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 10:14pm
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THANK YOU!!! I have about 50 cupcakes due on Wed. for my girls school parties. I will be baking and icing them tomorrow. I'm not doing any real decorating on them this year. I know Bad Mommy. icon_lol.gif The kids only want the sugar out of them anyway. I'm taking the easy way out this year.

cambo Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 10:46pm
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Great idea Lori! I use an icecream scoop for mine with great luck, but I'll have to try your method!

SugarBakerz Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 10:55pm
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That is a great idea too, but I have one of those pampered chef scoops and that booger overflows my little mini's!

melysa Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 11:02pm
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i thought of the bottle too, but didnt have one so i ended up using a large gallon ziplock bag and snipped the corner for filling both sizes. cheap and disposable (no extra dishes to wash).

mbasic Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 11:03pm
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I love this idea for my minis. I am always overflowing those little buggers! thank you for thinking of us.

tye Posted 12 Feb 2007 , 11:07pm
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you've actually inspired me to use those for a project i am working on now.. i have made a few dozen cake balls in the shape of kisses.. but its very hard to dip them like you would a regular cake ball.. i think i will use the bottle to pour over the top of them.. woo hoo..

cambo Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 12:42am

This has turned into a GREAT thread...thanks Lori! The scoop I have is made for minis (from Williams Sonoma) so they dispense the perfect amount, however, yours would be a faster alternative.....don't have to "scoop" each time! Also, the idea of using them to cover cake balls w/ chocolate is genious!

subaru Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 12:52am

I love tips that make my life a little easier! Thanks for the tip!

Lexy Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 12:57am

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

all4cake Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 12:59am

Great idea! I hate dribbles on my pans!

adrisss Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 1:08am

Nice idea, I always use the cookie small scoop, to fill the mini ones, but i like your idea better,
also many use a big decorating bag to pour the batter on, you can use is with a coupler only.


Happy Valentines Baking everyone!!!!!!!!


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Adriana

adrisss Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 1:09am

Nice idea, I always use the cookie small scoop, to fill the mini ones, but i like your idea better,
also many use a big decorating bag to pour the batter on, you can use is with a coupler only.


Happy Valentines Baking everyone!!!!!!!!


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Adriana

RisqueBusiness Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 1:12am

I like the idea of using the 1 ounce cookie scoop. they all come out even at one ounce!

but we used to pipe the muffins and soft dough cookies with a bag!

angief Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 1:22am

I love those bottles. I had my daughters girl scout troop over before Christmas to decorate cookies and we put the icing in these bottles. It was easy for them to control the icing when they covered the entire cookies with a thin icing and then they used bags of icing when they did the details.

Just another use for them..... icon_biggrin.gif

RisqueBusiness Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 1:53am

angie..that's a great idea, when we did the cookies at the mall we brought a few dozen of these.

The school participated in some activity promoting the kids and one of the things was to let them decorate their own cookies.

the bottles made this experience great for us ( clean ) and fun for them!

ValMommytoDanny Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 1:56am

What a great idea! I hate when it drips on the liners too so I use a big piping bag. I tend to use those for everything! Great tip! icon_smile.gif

Candy120 Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 4:22am

I don't have the Wilton plastic bottle, but I am assuming that using a Ketchp or Mustard squirter from WalMart would work just as well, don't you think???

RisqueBusiness Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 4:24am

Candy..you know..I think you're right! lol

I use a small paint tip that I push into my bottles to outline my chocolate transfers..

and I have all the chocolate colors in the bottles for easy handling

qtkaylassweets Posted 13 Feb 2007 , 4:35am

That is a great idea for that bottle!
I use the Wilton Easy-Pour Candy Funnel, it is great, the little lever on it lets me have all of the control!!! icon_lol.gif
I can fill about 6 or so liners with each fill up- no fuss, no mess!
LL

birdgirl Posted 14 Feb 2007 , 6:46pm

Can I ask if anyone has had problems with the top of the Wilton bottle "blowing" out on them? I had some royal icing in one and was squeezing the bottle and then it exploded--the top flew right on top of the cookie. icon_surprised.gif the royal icing was thin consistency.

RisqueBusiness Posted 14 Feb 2007 , 6:51pm
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Originally Posted by birdgirl

Can I ask if anyone has had problems with the top of the Wilton bottle "blowing" out on them? I had some royal icing in one and was squeezing the bottle and then it exploded--the top flew right on top of the cookie. icon_surprised.gif the royal icing was thin consistency.




Yes,that happens with my chocolate all the time, I have to hold the bottle in one hand and a paper towel on the other and keep an eye out to keep wiping the rim where the bottle and tip meet.

Tug Posted 14 Feb 2007 , 6:54pm

You can buy a batter dispenser from ebay. I use mine for cupcakes and pancakes with no mess.
LL

dl5crew Posted 20 Feb 2007 , 9:58pm

Is the batter dispenser expensive? I'm not really doing cakes right now, so I really have to watch my budget.

sheena16 Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 4:34pm

When I make cupcakes I use a large old fashioned ice cream scoop. This makes all the cupcakes the exact same size with no mess.

Just a thought.

angelcakesmom Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 4:47pm

Great ideas! I love the frosting idea in the bottles. I"ve always have taken disposable bags to school events that end up squirting frosting out the other end! Such a mess!

bertie Posted 21 Feb 2007 , 4:53pm

I also use cookis scoops.I have all the pampered chef scoops and the smallest size is perfect for the mini cups. Never had any problems with it.

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