Ice Cream Scoop Size

Baking By Sarah1986 Updated 5 Sep 2015 , 12:31am by Norcalhiker

Sarah1986 Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 10:17pm
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I want to buy an ice cream scoop to do my cupcakes with but i just dont know what size to get!!

Im going to be doing standard cupcakes and all the scoops im looking at range from around 3cm's upto 9cm's in size, i know i need around 3T in each case does anyone have any idea what size scoop this is? Or can any of you measure your scoops?

Thanks, Sarah

8 replies
Mme_K Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 11:02pm
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The one I use is 1 7/8 in., about 4.8 cm and holds 1 1/4 oz.

aprilismaius Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 3:18pm
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Sarah, I use portion scoops from my local restaurant supply shop. I use the purple one for minis, the blue for standard and the green for jumbos. the blue correspond to the standard size nicely. if i need to fill the paper 1/2 way, then i fill the blue scoop 1/2 way. 3/4, 3/4. works every time. good luck.

Cupcations Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 5:35pm
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I use the Pampered Chef ice-cream scoops, The large one (3Tbs-45ml) for standard size ccs & the small one (1Tbs-15ml) for the minis

I know some bakers weigh their batter for each CC that also works but IMO lol its a lot of work!

Jeannem Posted 4 Sep 2011 , 4:29pm
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Note: all restaurant scoops are marked with a small number either on the handle or on the slider thing--color can vary according to manufacturer. The number is the amount of scoops in a quart. So for instance, there are 40 scoops in a quart of ice cream. 1/40th of a quart is 1.6 tbsp. If you google "restaurant disher--yes disher with an R--it will take you to a chef's resource page that gives amounts in each size. Sorry can't figure how to .add link-duh

auzzi Posted 5 Sep 2011 , 11:58pm
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The actual dimensions of the scoops/portioners will vary according to manufacturer. The volume stated for their Sizing is the best was to determine which one is needed for your cupcakes.

There is no Standard cupcake size. "Standard" cupcake size depends on your location and customer expectations. When trying to compare your price with another baker, remember that her "standard" may not be your "standard" ..

Numbers for scoops/portioners -

Size 40..1 1/2 tablespoons - mini cupcakes 1 ounce capacity
Size 20..3 tablespoons - 1.6 oz capacity for smaller cupcakes - 1/4 cup
Size 16..4 tablespoons - 2 oz capacity for 1/3 cup
Size 12..5 tablespoons - 2.6 oz capacity for 1/3 cup
Size 10..6 tablespoons - 3.2 oz capacity for 4 oz/1/2 cup muffins
Size 8...8 tablespoons - 4 oz capacity for 6 oz texas muffins

Franc41 Posted 4 Sep 2015 , 11:01pm
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After searching the web I can't find a size 8 /  8 TBS  4oz  muffin scoop. Can you please tell me where I can buy this item.

many thanks In advance 


Norcalhiker Posted 5 Sep 2015 , 12:29am
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Franc41:  and

Norcalhiker Posted 5 Sep 2015 , 12:31am
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Franc41: the trade name for a scoop is disher, so when you google you have to write disher 

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