We asked Miss Helen to review a tool she's used recently - and since we just celebrated a coworker's birthday with cupcakes, she had a chance for some hands-on experience with the Tovolo Cupcake Scoop!
We've all had the less than convenient experience of trying to use a measuring cup and free fingers - or even two spoons - to scoop and fill the cupcake pan, only to have some of the papers filled to 3/4, others to half and still others to overflow... and somehow with more or less than a perfect dozen. But the Cupcake Scoop promises 'Perfect cupcakes with just one touch', so we confidently passed the challenge onto our freshest Kitchen Store Specialist. Here are Helen's first impressions on her first use of the product:
- Easy Scooping
- No Mess
The dished front allows you to scoop the batter and get from the bowl to the cup without drips, then the plunger moves the whole scoop forward, scraping as it goes, without you ever having to touch the batter.
- No Waste
- They all look 'cute'
- Portion is good
Helen had chosen a 'from scratch' recipe that predicted one dozen cupcakes. She was delighted to find that there was exactly the right amount of batter to fill one cupcake pan and that all the cups were filled to the same height so that when that batter went in the oven, it made a dozen evenly baked cupcake tops for her to decorate for a lovely uniform batch. Plus, no awkward leftover batter or onsie-twosie batch bakes.
- Easy Cleaning
Because the silicone plunger really presses all that gooey goodness off the front of the scoop, it just takes a quick rinse in warm soapy water to clean the scoop up for an air dry- and it's ready for the next batch. Or if you prefer- it's dishwasher safe, so you can toss it in with the rest of the party plates!
Consider this one Helen-tested, and approved!