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Works For Me Wednesday – Cupcake tips

Every Wednesday Rocks In My Dryer hosts a blog carnival called “Works For Me Wednesday” (WFMW). Bloggers from all over the blogosphere post a little tip, on their own blogs, that works for them in making their life easier. I participated with this post over the holidays, and I plan to have fun participating more!

I have an easy tip for making cupcakes AND for keeping the pounds off WHILE you make the cupcakes!
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Using an ice cream scooper makes filling your cupcake tins easy, clean and equal!

Nothing beats getting to lick the bowl……….

even if you don’t want your Mom taking your picture!

My secret to keeping myself from licking the bowl, the beaters and the spoon?……..

CHEW GUM!

If I chew gum while I bake, then I don’t want to sample the batter!

Right now my favorite gum is Dentyne Blast Cool Lime

Give it a try! Your hips will thank you!

Don’t forget to head on over to Rocks In My Dryer for more WFMW tips!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

34 Responses to “Works For Me Wednesday – Cupcake tips”

  1. Bella Casa posted on January 14, 2009 at 8:47 am (#
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    That is a great tip! I never heard of using an ice cream scoop for making cupcakes!

    I never lick the bowl and I don’t like gum, so I guess I’m good there ;) My older son loves to lick the bowl, my younger one will have nothing to do with it, lol.

  2. Bella Casa posted on January 14, 2009 at 8:47 am (#
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    That is a great tip! I never heard of using an ice cream scoop for making cupcakes!

    I never lick the bowl and I don’t like gum, so I guess I’m good there ;) My older son loves to lick the bowl, my younger one will have nothing to do with it, lol.

  3. Sarah posted on January 14, 2009 at 9:18 am (#
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    I need the gum trick while I’m baking and cooking! Thanks!

  4. Sarah posted on January 14, 2009 at 9:18 am (#
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    I need the gum trick while I’m baking and cooking! Thanks!

  5. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem posted on January 14, 2009 at 10:07 am (#
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    I have a small scoop that’s perfect for cupcakes and an even smaller one perfect for scooping cookie dough so they are all about the same size.

  6. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem posted on January 14, 2009 at 10:07 am (#
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    I have a small scoop that’s perfect for cupcakes and an even smaller one perfect for scooping cookie dough so they are all about the same size.

  7. Janene posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:19 am (#
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    Cheryl~What a good idea about the chewing gum! I will definately try that!
    You have the same batter bowl I have! I love mine!!
    Also, those Duncan Hines cake mixes make the bestest, and moistest cakes ever…don’t you think?

  8. Janene posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:19 am (#
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    Cheryl~What a good idea about the chewing gum! I will definately try that!
    You have the same batter bowl I have! I love mine!!
    Also, those Duncan Hines cake mixes make the bestest, and moistest cakes ever…don’t you think?

  9. Suz posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:29 am (#
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    Gotta lick the batter don’t you? Just a taste? Then chew the gum so not tempted to eat a whole cupcake, or two, before anyone knows they’re missing!

  10. Suz posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:29 am (#
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    Gotta lick the batter don’t you? Just a taste? Then chew the gum so not tempted to eat a whole cupcake, or two, before anyone knows they’re missing!

  11. Valarie Lea posted on January 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm (#
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    Well I have never thought of the gum thing, but it makes alot of sense. :)

  12. Valarie Lea posted on January 14, 2009 at 12:29 pm (#
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    Well I have never thought of the gum thing, but it makes alot of sense. :)

  13. Miss Mommy posted on January 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm (#
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    Mmm…licking the batter is the best part!! LOL LOL

  14. Miss Mommy posted on January 14, 2009 at 1:04 pm (#
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    Mmm…licking the batter is the best part!! LOL LOL

  15. Heather, aka Jake's Mommy posted on January 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm (#
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    Thanks for the great tips. We were just cupcaking this past weekend and I really think we didn’t yield what we were supposed to because there were too many extra fingers in the bowl! Gum for everyone!

  16. Heather, aka Jake's Mommy posted on January 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm (#
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    Thanks for the great tips. We were just cupcaking this past weekend and I really think we didn’t yield what we were supposed to because there were too many extra fingers in the bowl! Gum for everyone!

  17. Natalie posted on January 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm (#
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    I *love* gum with squishy jelly inside it! Haven’t had any in forever…must find this.

    Love the pic of her cleaning the bowl. Oh, to be young enough to do that and not gain 2 lbs immediately, sniffle.

  18. Natalie posted on January 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm (#
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    I *love* gum with squishy jelly inside it! Haven’t had any in forever…must find this.

    Love the pic of her cleaning the bowl. Oh, to be young enough to do that and not gain 2 lbs immediately, sniffle.

  19. tidymom posted on January 14, 2009 at 3:21 pm (#
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    Jen where do you get a little scooper for cookie dough? that would be GREAT too!

    Janene yes I LOVE my Pampered Chef batter bowl!!!! I use it all the time!

    ~Tidymom

  20. tidymom posted on January 14, 2009 at 3:21 pm (#
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    Jen where do you get a little scooper for cookie dough? that would be GREAT too!

    Janene yes I LOVE my Pampered Chef batter bowl!!!! I use it all the time!

    ~Tidymom

  21. Gina @ Six in the Country posted on January 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm (#
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    Wonderful tip! Now, how do I keep those cupcakes from going to my hips once they are finished?

  22. Gina @ Six in the Country posted on January 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm (#
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    Wonderful tip! Now, how do I keep those cupcakes from going to my hips once they are finished?

  23. Kim@ForeverWherever posted on January 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm (#
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    That’s a great idea! I love to make cupcakes! My two boys fight over the bowl, so I don’t stand a chance! Thanks for sharing!
    -Kim

  24. Kim@ForeverWherever posted on January 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm (#
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    That’s a great idea! I love to make cupcakes! My two boys fight over the bowl, so I don’t stand a chance! Thanks for sharing!
    -Kim

  25. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm (#
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    Both of my scoops for cupcakes & cookies are from Pampered Chef! =)

  26. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:14 pm (#
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    Both of my scoops for cupcakes & cookies are from Pampered Chef! =)

  27. Victoria Skincare - Rodan Fields Dermatologists Independent Skincare Executive Consultant 010196 and National Team Leader posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:52 pm (#
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  28. Victoria Skincare - Rodan Fields Dermatologists Independent Skincare Executive Consultant 010196 and National Team Leader posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:52 pm (#
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  29. Carol @SheLives posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm (#
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    Chew gum? That’s it? And it works!?!?!?

    Genius.

  30. Carol @SheLives posted on January 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm (#
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    Chew gum? That’s it? And it works!?!?!?

    Genius.

  31. Pam at Antique or Not posted on January 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm (#
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    Not lick the bowl? But that’s the best part! LOL

  32. Pam at Antique or Not posted on January 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm (#
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    Not lick the bowl? But that’s the best part! LOL

  33. At Home Redesigns posted on January 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm (#
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    Good ideas…both the ice-cream scoop and the gum!

  34. At Home Redesigns posted on January 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm (#
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    Good ideas…both the ice-cream scoop and the gum!

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