Sunday, October 16, 2011

Product Review: Cupcake Batter Dispenser

By: Christy
One of the worst habits I have is totally making a huge mess in the kitchen. If flour or powdered sugar is involved my kitchen looks like it snowed.... If there are small pieces like chocolate chips or nuts, somehow I manage to spill them on the floor.... AND if I'm making cupcakes I managed to drip the batter everywhere! Hence why, when I saw a cupcake batter dispenser in the Better Homes and Gardens' Cupcake Issue, I HAD to have it... Any attempt to make my mess smaller is a big Win for my house!!

One of my best friends gave me a dispenser for my birthday and I couldn't have been more excited to try out this kitchen gadget. It did make my mess considerably less in the loading the cupcake liners portion of making cupcakes. It looks like a giant mug. All you have to do is load up your cake batter, and squeeze the lever within the handle that releases a small stream of cake batter that comes out a hole in the bottom. I had heard rumors that cupcake batter dispensers leaked but this one does a great job of cutting off the batter when you release the lever. The whole batch of cake batter pretty much fits into the dispenser and until I got to the end of the batter I had no issues. At that point, I did have to use a rubber spatula to get the excess batter out (I'm def not letting good cake batter go to waste LOL) and I did make a little mess at that point but all and all I found the cupcake dispenser to be a big success!

One other con I have is it is hard to clean the cupcake dispenser. The cake batter was difficult to get out of the cracks and crevices so while it made the clean up of my muffin pans and kitchen easier, I had to put in a bit more elbow grease in the washing process for this tool.

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