Need Suggestions For Best Brand/model Batter Dispenser...pls

Baking By LisasCakes2626 Updated 30 Mar 2010 , 4:00am by MissSpoon

LisasCakes2626 Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 2:30am
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I do cupcakes for family and friends. And until now have been using a soup ladle to fill cups, been doing it that way for so long that I'm pretty good at not dripping everywhere.... but just got a request for a LOT of cupcakes. I have been looking for a good batter dispenser to help the process go a lot faster for me but can't find any at ANY local stores (yes, even at Bed, Bath and Beyond!) So will have to buy online. Searched Amazon and so many at many different prices. But lots of bad reviews about faulty handles, leaks, etc.

I have to make these cupcakes in April so need one pretty quick.

Wondering if my fellow bakers here had any insight for me?!?!

I'd sure appreciate!! Thanks in advance!

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LisasCakes2626 Posted 28 Feb 2010 , 4:54pm
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Well, I hadn't heard from anyone here on my problem icon_sad.gif But I did come across an concept that I thought would be a good idea to post here in case anyone has my same problem. I may use this idea to start.... probably buy a cup type one later for the easiness of refilling. But this one is simple and cheap! icon_smile.gif I'll see how it goes!
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MnSnow Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:43am
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Wow! What a great idea! I would have never thought of using that and I have been trying to figure out the same thing as you for dispensing batter.
Awesome!

kkswmmr114 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:54am
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I bought a "Pancake Pen" from Williams-Sonoma and love it!! I have used it alot for panckaes (I make them every weekend) and once for cupcakes. I needed to fill up twice for a batch of cupcakes, I didn't like having to fill it up again (kinda messy) so I really want to buy another one. I like that both the bottom and top come off for easy cleaning and it doesn't drip at all!!

Here is the link to it on the Williams-Sonoma site: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/pancake-batter-dispenser-pen/?pkey=cbaking-pastry-tools%7Cctlpstacc

Hope this helps!!

AmandaLP Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 3:48am
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I use a disher. I think I have 16 and 20, and I use the 20 for most recipes that rise.

It sucks having to dip each time, but I was tired of my cupcakes being different sizes.

Bfisher2 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:06am
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Originally Posted by AmandaLP

I use a disher. I think I have 16 and 20, and I use the 20 for most recipes that rise.

It sucks having to dip each time, but I was tired of my cupcakes being different sizes.




Sorry... a little dense here.... what is a disher icon_redface.gif

Alongino Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 4:14am
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I pour my batter into a gallon size zip-top bag, cut off a bottom corner and just squeeze it out. You get the hang of not dripping from one cupcake to the next in very little time. This has always worked great for me.

BlakesCakes Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 5:37am
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Originally Posted by Bfisher2

Quote:
Originally Posted by AmandaLP

I use a disher. I think I have 16 and 20, and I use the 20 for most recipes that rise.

It sucks having to dip each time, but I was tired of my cupcakes being different sizes.



Sorry... a little dense here.... what is a disher icon_redface.gif




Basically, a disher is a high quality stainless steel ice cream scoop. They come in numbered sizes like 16 & 20, representing a certain # of ounces held by each scoop.

I have 3 sizes and I use them for all of my cupcakes. Very quick, very easy, no filling & refilling thru a hole, and no opportunity to "lose" a large quantity of batter to a disaster.

Rae

snowshoe1 Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 2:04pm
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Right now I use a large pastry bag.

If business ever called for enough cupcakes I'd splurge on one of these - but way out of my price range right now (I used one during an internship for filling petit fours, chocolate cups, etc... it is so precise and not a drip to be seen!):

http://www.jbprince.com/utensils/15-l-stainlessl-st-sauce-gun-w-stand.asp

metria Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 5:17am
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I just bought the Handy Gourmet Pancake Batter Dispenser on Amazon for <$10.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000U6AXDI/?tag=cakecentral-20

I wrote my own little review after making cuppies today.

http://cakeoricandothat.blogspot.com/2010/03/handy-gourmet-batter-dispenser-review.html

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KATHIESKREATIONS Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 7:41pm
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I just read in another forum something I had not heard of before, so I tried it & will never do it any other way! What a time saver & non messy way to do this! KHalstead said she puts her batter into a gallon ziploc and snips the end and pipes the batter into the cups about 2/3 full! I did this & WOW! As the batter got towards the end, I laid the bag down, cracked a corner to let air out, clipped the corner where the batter would come out & used my scrapper to push all the excess batter to the end then took off the clip & began filling liners again. What a blessing finding Khalstead's technique was. Hope this can help others out there as much as it has me! Thank you again, Khalstead!!

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MissSpoon Posted 30 Mar 2010 , 4:00am
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000G0JE9M/?tag=cakecentral-20

I paid nearly $50 dollars but take my word for it (as someone who is extremely cheap/frugal) it was worth every penny!

I can see that the metal one metria posted has its advantages (price, ease of filling), but what I really like about the CuisiPro is that it dispenses an even amount so you don't have to worry about accidentally putting more/less while dispensing. And I'm not sure how if the Handy Gourmet drips after you release the handle? But the CuisiPro definately does not so you can just fly through.

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