What Can I Use Around The House To Core A Cupcake?

Baking By Kiddiekakes Updated 27 Oct 2010 , 5:41pm by megandeann

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:26pm
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I want to fill some cupcakes with Bavarian cream but I don't have an apple corer or any special tool to core with..What do you all use?I have lots of trinkets in my drawers but nothing comes to mind...


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19 replies
leily Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:32pm
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i haven't used anyof these as i use a bismark tip to fill but possiblilites maybe
- melon baller
- baby spoon (or a small serving spoon that size)
- a larger size straw

DianeLM Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:32pm
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A bubble tea straw. A Wilton plastic dowel.

cakemama2010 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:38pm
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I just smoosh my thumb in there.

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:41pm
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Hmmm..Interesting ideas..I have a few of those things around...Thanks everyone!!!

leah_s Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:45pm
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You use a bavarian tip to put the filling in.

Kiddiekakes Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 10:54pm
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Yeah..I guess I have to invest in a few party tips like bismark etc...

madgeowens Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 11:20pm
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Whenever I fill a cupcake I use a large piping tip...with a big opening...long tip is real helpful

vagostino Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 11:23pm
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ok, I have a bismark tip and to me is useless....is soo thin that it barely puts any filling on the cupcake! I use a big tip with the serrated edge, that way it mimics a serrated knife sort of thing, then I just push it into the cupcake half way and just the pressure pushes the filling even more down and it gives me perfect results!

PattyT Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 11:24pm
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During Martha Stewart's Cupcake Week a while back, she had someone who used an apple corer to pull out a little core from the middle of the cupcake before filling.

Not wanting to have ANOTHER tool in my drawer, I used a great big piping tip (I think it's called the french star?) with the little sawteeth? I slowly twist it into the center, not to the bottom, then angle to pull up a perfect little center. Then I just pipe the filling into the empty hole.

In Elinor Klivans cupcake book, she just uses a paring knife to carve out a little cone shape

icer101 Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 11:26pm
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ditto. i just use a little paring knife. really fast.

KoryAK Posted 25 Oct 2010 , 11:59pm
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Yep, a paring knife hole or just jam the bag inside (parchment will probably break down after a few cupcakes, but a plastic one will hold up all day) then squeeze and pull it out.

jenmat Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 12:02am
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Silly maybe, but I use a wooden spoon, poke a hole and then fill with a #22 star tip.

homebaker12 Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 12:31am
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I use the end of a wooden or plastic spoon as well!!

madgeowens Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 12:43am
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you don't need to dig a hole to fill it....when you fill a doughnut you just stick the tip in fill, its the same with a cupcake....thats the way I have always done it icon_smile.gif

leily Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 12:43am
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Originally Posted by vagostino

ok, I have a bismark tip and to me is useless....is soo thin that it barely puts any filling on the cupcake!

If you just push the tip in and squeeze it doesn't put mush in there true. I push it in and then twist the cupcake around the tip at a 45 degree angle to make a good "hole" in the middle then fill with the filling. Still squeeze as i pull out the tip and it leave a nice amount in there.

steffiessweet_sin_sations Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 4:26am
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i have an apple corer but also have used a melon baller it works well. better than the bismark tip i think, which i also have but rarely use

silverdragon997 Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 5:00am
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I use an awesome metal apple corer that I got at Marshall's for $5.00.

bmoser24 Posted 26 Oct 2010 , 5:43am
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I use a cut piece of sps Pillar(wilton), just twist as you core and pull. If I want larger I just do two, side by side.

megandeann Posted 27 Oct 2010 , 5:41pm
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I have a citrus juicer that has a little serated edge and a about the size of a nickle. I just twist in but not all the way to the bottom and pull it out and it's the perfect size hole for any delish filling! icon_biggrin.gif

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