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Old 08-20-2011, 09:13 AM   #1
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Syringes anyone?

I saw a gadget once that looked like a syringe - a big one - and let you fill it with batter to dispense it. On the side of the syringe there was a clear plastic viewing area with measuring lines on it so that you could measure out the exact amount of batter every time. My purpose here is to find a simple and quick way of measuring out batter when I make cakes, cupcakes or muffins. One of the secrets I have found with cupcakes and muffins is to get EXACTLY the same amount of batter in each cup. Any ideas?

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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I use a disher (ice cream scoop). I have them in several sizes, and they work beautifully for portioning out anything from pancakes to cookie dough.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:14 AM   #3
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I just use a serving spoon, putting maybe two or three spoonfuls in each cupcake slot, then distributing the rest of the batter as evenly as possible.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:20 AM   #4
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #5
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That looks like a pancake batter dispenser. I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup for pancakes.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #6
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I use a disher (ice cream scoop). I have them in several sizes, and they work beautifully for portioning out anything from pancakes to cookie dough.

I am with you!

I have dishers in several sizes and use them for meatballs, cookies, muffins etc.
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Old 08-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #7
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Yes...I do the same right now...but, #1, I am a gadget freak..and the idea of having another gadget makes me drool :) #2, the gadgets on the website I posted look relatively drip free and have no issues with batter sticking to the side so that 1/2 cup is actually about 3 tbsp less than half cup.
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Yes...I do the same right now...but, #1, I am a gadget freak..and the idea of having another gadget makes me drool :) #2, the gadgets on the website I posted look relatively drip free and have no issues with batter sticking to the side so that 1/2 cup is actually about 3 tbsp less than half cup.
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