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post #1 of 16
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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.

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post #2 of 16
nope, but I use an apple corer....same principal I think....got one for $1 at the dollar tree.
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post #3 of 16
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!
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post #4 of 16
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Thanks, do either of you cap of the hole with some of the cake that comes out?

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post #5 of 16
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.
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post #6 of 16
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!
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post #8 of 16
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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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post #9 of 16
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
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post #10 of 16
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!
post #11 of 16
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!
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post #12 of 16
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.
post #13 of 16
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.
post #14 of 16
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.
post #15 of 16
The Williams-Sonoma plunger is much smaller than the one at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is really huge!
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