Spills and drizzles on the edges of a muffin pan will burn, turn black, smoke and smell bad while baking. To top it off, baked on burnt batter is hard to clean and often leads to scraping off by hand or soaking. Avoid the mess altogether and make cupcake and muffin baking clean and easy, the no-mess way.
Muffin Pan + Ice Cream Scoop=
No Mess Cupcake Bake!
The easiest way to fill a muffin pan filled with cupcake papers (or without) is to use an ice cream scoop. This versatile kitchen tool’s shape will ensure that there are no spills around the edges. As an added bonus, an ice cream scoop allows you to pour exactly the same amount into each muffin cup or paper. Choose one scoop for cupcakes or 2 scoops for giant muffins (or for baking muffin tops). All of your cupcakes or muffins will be exactly the same size, for a professional appearance without the messy cleanup!
This article is linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays. Originally published July 8, 2008.