Tuesday, August 23, 2011

T&T Tuesday: Scoops

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Saturday evening I made about 150 mini cupcakes for a BBQ and Bunko party my staff team and I were throwing for all of our volunteers on Sunday.


I had seen these adorable Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes and knew they were exactly what I had to make.

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(Ah, I love my Bosch!)

Making so many cupcakes would have felt like a real chore if it weren’t for my stainless steel scoops. I don’t know about you, but growing up in my house, scooping cookie dough happened with two kitchen spoons and cupcakes were filled using a larger measuring cup. Then I got married and my family’s former next door neighbor gave me a set of three stainless steel scoops. I could never go back to the old spoon method ever again.

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I used my medium scoop and perfectly filled the papers.

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And then admired such uniform and even cupcakes as they came out of the oven. Mini cupcakes cook and cool so quickly that I was able to bake and decorate them all in just under 2 hours! I topped them with some white frosting (added powdered sugar to thicken), ganache, some sprinkles and a cherry Jelly Belly.

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They were a huge hit!


  1. I am a scooper. I bought my first one at a Pampered Chef party about 15 years ago and loved it. I have added 2 larger ones to my collections and they are just so handy!

  2. Those look SO yummy and cute! Just started using a scoop when baking cookies and love it. The cookies all come out the same, perfect size! :)

  3. SOOO cute! And minis! Great idea. I think I will have to make these cute little suckers soon!

    Oh- I use a spoon, but only because I don't have one of those awesome scoops. I think I may have to go out and find one or two! Glad to see (from comments) that Pampered Chef sells them.


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