What is going on blogging world?! How are you all on this snow-free sunday afternoon? Very well I hope!
So today from the very long blog title (sorry about that!), I am here to bring you my opinions and how to use "Neat Ideas - Cupcake Corer" (link to their website). I picked this up just before Christmas from my local garden centre for a mere £2.99.
Now I am a big baker, I am always making things, cakes, buns, pasties, pies all sorts, so when I spotted this little tool...how could I resist?
So firstly I will give you a quick rundown on how to use it:
|The Front Packaging|
|The Back Packaging with useful instructions to use|
1. So out of the packet the corer looks like this, small, easy to see what is going on inside it and only two parts, the clear plastic section, and the red plastic plunger section.
2. You will need to bake some buns for this, or even a large cake... whatever your preference is!
3. Place the cupcake corer on top of your bun, try to get it as central as you can.
4. Slowly and whilst holding onto the bun, lower the plunger into the bun as far as it will go.
5. Give the plunger a twist (the corer shows which way to do so on the plastic) and pull it out of the bun. Once you have done this you will be left with the centre piece of your bun in the tube.
6. To remove the cake from the tube simply press the red part down and it will fall out.
7. You will be left then with a decent size hole in your bun - all ready to fill!
8. Fill up the centre with whatever you fancy - cream, sweets, fruit. I have opted for raspberry jam here and filled it up to the top of the hole. With the cake you removed, cut off the excess part as it will not fit back in the hole with the filling in, just save the top section.
9. Pop the buns little hat back on and then you can leave it like this or decorate it further, it will give whoever bites into it a great surprise of a tastey filling!
So my thoughts on this are: thank goodness I bought you! I mean, granted it hasn't changed my life, and it hasn't changed the taste of my buns, but it has added to them and made them even better.
It is solid plastic, so rips and breakages should be almost impossible - unless you decide to go at it with a sledge hammer! It washes up very easy and it is very small so keeping it in a box/cupboard or drawer should cause no issues.
Although it is a cupcake corer essentially, I feel this can have multi-purposes. As the video above the product showed me in the shop, you can core an apple, pineapple and a strawberry for example, have them all in the tube, then push them out and inert a cocktail stick and voila you have a mini fruit kebab, which will go great for any summer parties or picnics you may have.
And at £2.99 or £3 the website is retailing it at, even if you don't use if frequently, it is hardly going to break the bank.
I give the cupcake corer 10/10 ... it was easy to use, wash, store and there was no issues with using it, it took the cake centre out perfectly and allowed me to put in my filling!
I hope this review was of some use to you.
Let me know have you used it before? Do you have any baking must haves?
Until next time,