sccandwbfan Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:24pm
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Have any of you used the purple cupcake plunger that takes out a section of the cupcake to fill it? I bought one and am going to use it today but I wanted to see if anyone else had used it.

TIA

Christy

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KHalstead Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:30pm
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nope, but I use an apple corer....same principal I think....got one for $1 at the dollar tree.

simplysouthern Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:33pm
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I also use an apple corer, I think I got mine from William and Sonoma a while back but man wish I had checked dollar store first!! Good thinking Khalstead!

sccandwbfan Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:36pm
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Thanks, do either of you cap of the hole with some of the cake that comes out?

Christy

HobbyCaker Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:38pm
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I have one that I use, Just be careful to keep the little flower tip screwed on, I have had it pop off and there goes the spring! Otherwise I am happy with it. I also use a apple corer and a bismark tip to fill the cupcakes. Both work very well.

stsapph Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 4:47pm
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I use an apple corer as well. When I first started, I would cap the hole, then I realized that it gets covered by buttercream anyways, so why waste the time. No one notices, and you can fill the cupcake a little more. Win win!

sccandwbfan Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 5:12pm
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Thanks. The plethora of information that you guys always gives me makes me so delighted that I found this website. icon_smile.gif

Christy

simplysouthern Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 5:14pm
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Originally Posted by sccandwbfan

Thanks, do either of you cap of the hole with some of the cake that comes out?

Christy




If youre just covering it back up with BC then no need to cap it. If you're doing a fondant punch out on top then I would cap to be sure the fondant lays flat.

Also a great time to cap is if nothing is going on top. Just remove a small piece like usual, fill it, and then place cap on but not covering the view of filling. Hmmm I will try to find a photo of what Im saying LOL

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simplysouthern Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 5:18pm
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Well apparently I cannot attach a photo so i loaded it into my photo album. Check there and it will be the blueberry cupcakes......just as an example icon_smile.gif

Crazyforcupcakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 7:44pm

I used to use an apple corer until I found a plunger-type core remover at Williams-Sonoma. It was only $5, and works great. You just twist it in, remove it, and use the plunger to push the piece out. I don't replace the pieces - I usually eat them!

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 8:08pm

I don't use anything! I jam the bag of filling in the cupcake and squeeze. No tip or anything. And I wouldn't cap it for all the tea in China! I don't have that kind of time, and I try to price my cupcakes as cup cakes, not individual works of art! The quicker, the better!

Kitagrl Posted 15 Jan 2011 , 8:12pm

I don't know why you'd need a plunger, I just fill mine with a bag and tip. The filling presses the cake out just enough to put enough filling inside if you squeeze nice and firm. And the tip makes a hole, anyway.

scp1127 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 11:01am

I saw that plunger in Bed Bath and Beyond and I thought it looked too big. I use the bismark or the corer when I need a bigger hole, but the plunger will take away quite a bit of cupcake.

cabecakes Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 1:22pm

I also just do the tip and bag trick. Just push the tip into the cupcake and squeeze until the top of the cupcake swells slightly. No need for anything fancy, it is still just as filled.

Crazyforcupcakes Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 4:37pm

The Williams-Sonoma plunger is much smaller than the one at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is really huge!

sccandwbfan Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 10:30pm

I'll have to look for the one at WS because you guys are right about it being too large. I went ahead and used it; I over filled my cups just a little and when I punched out the 'hole' it made the top a little loose because there wasn't much to hold them back in place. I went ahead and plugged them back up because I didn't want to be tempted to eat them. icon_smile.gif LOL.

Thanks again.

Christy

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