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Cuisipro Cupcake Corer and Decorating Set
Manufacturer: Browne & Co.
List price: $20
Warranty: 25 years
Dimensions: Corer: 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" diameter; squeeze bottles: 5-1/4" x 3-1/4" diameter; spatula: 9" x 1" x 1-3/8"
Weight: 5 oz
Composition: plastic, stainless steel
Made In: China
Type: Tools: Cupcake decorating set
Color: White (translucent plastic), dark red, silver
Ambitions
Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still trendy progress genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ
Utility/Quality
Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet green
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher (top)
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket
Packaging
Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive
Economy
Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop elsewhere
Summary
Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

Comments: Cupcakes! They're coming out our ears. But lest you think they're a fad, Margot Chapman, one of the partners in swirlz cupcakes in Chicago, says they've been around for way more than a hundred years and they're not going away anytime soon.

We have pumped muffins and cupcakes so full of fillings that they were bulging and leaking or threatening to leak from every pore. Now there is a better way. Cuisipro's Cupcake Corer and Decorating Set includes a "corer" that helps you make room in the center of the cupcake for a little extra filling. Then the squeeze bottles – each of which has a 7-ounce capacity and a wide opening for filling – make it easy to fill and decorate the cupcake. One has a floral tip for filling and designs; the other has a small round tip for writing and patterns. (Each will also accept the standard tips found in cake decorating sets.)

The set also includes an offset spatula, in case you want to apply a smooth layer of frosting in a traditional way before piping on the decorations (also for smoothing a design gone wrong and starting over.) The corer has a guard to keep you from cutting into the cupcake too deeply and a plunger to eject the core once it has been removed. The kit includes design ideas and recipes. You may want to store the set in its box – that may be the easiest way to keep track of all eight parts.

Clearly, this set was designed with children in mind, but we can't see why anyone wouldn't want to use it.

You're on your own when it comes to deciding what to do with the cupcake "cores." We're sure you'll figure out a happy solution….



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