Over the last few days I have been reviewing some of the new products by Wilton. You can see those posts here, here and here. And just like my other posts, I must reiterate that these reviews are strictly my opinion! I am not writing on behalf of Wilton and they are not paying me to review any of these items.
Today I am going to show you one of the things I was most excited to receive, the Perfect Fill Batter Dispenser. This little device is supposed to make filling cupcakes a breeze, no mess and no stress.
The dispenser is a unique tip that fits onto any piping bag. It has a rubber stopper in the tip to keep the batter from pouring out everywhere. You simply affix it to your bag, fill with batter and add to your cupcake liners. Sounds simple enough, right?
I filled the bag, proceeded to squeeze it out and……….nothing came out! I SQUEEZEEEEEEEED as hard as I could and nothing came out! I had a very bad hand cramp after a while. After a while of squeezing, a small string of batter started to come out. I ended up taking this dispenser tip-off and using my cupcake spoons instead.
Even though I now have cake-induced arthritis, I didn’t want to scrap the idea of this tool. I was perplexed though. I didn’t use a batter that consisted of strange lumpy things like carrots, pineapple or chocolate chips. It was simply a yellow cake.
I decided to give it a go one last time today. I made some chocolate cake, filled my bag, took a deep breath, said a prayer and squeezed away. I still had to put a lot of pressure on the bag, but the chocolate came out a little easier.
If you just hold the bag over the cupcake liner and squeeze, you will get strands of batter laying in the cup. Not exactly how the picture on the packaging looks.
I found that if I held the bag at a 90 degree angle (straight up and down), squeezed and sort of kept the tip slightly buried in the batter as it filled I got better results. Sorry, I completely forgot to take a picture of this. But if you keep the tip sort of buried in the batter and raise the tip with the batter as it fills, then you will have a nice, even layer of batter in your cupcake liner.
My cupcakes baked up beautifully!
I will continue to work with this tool because I’m not totally convinced on its usefulness. If you happen to give this a try I would LOVE to hear your own experiences.