Eye Spy - a gadget

I'm playing along with Cindy's weekly eye spy and this week's theme is gadgets. Now I try to keep gadgets to a minimum in the house. No avocado slicers for me. I like things as basic as possible thank you. But this one gets a good work out. It's my ice cream scoop. I use the large one to scoop cupcake batter into their cases and the small one to dollop the frosting. You get perfectly even cupcakes and it is super fast. You can use it for muffins too. And, lately I've also been using them for tiny person sized portions of dinner. Mashed potato, cous cous, rice. A cute little dome of food doesn't seem so overwhelming and the children are more inclined to taste it. True!

This weekend, my scoops will be earning their keep as we'll be at the Market on Sunday, (I love an eye spy theme that can segue into a sales pitch!). Thanks to Kellie, of the beautiful 74 Lime Lane for this week's theme and Cindy, as ever, for hosting.

14 comments:

  1. That's a good idea about the cupcakes and potato. I'll have to remember that.

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  2. Hi Michelle, the chilluns absolutely loved the cupcakes BTW. I aslo take back my 'stinging comment' sheepishly! LOL!

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  3. What a great idea! I always curse how uneven my cupcakes are, and using a measuring spoon, you always have to dig your finger in to get the batter out. Great gadget......very delicious looking cup cakes!

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  4. Ooooh ooh ooh, yes, wonderful, so that's what I've needed for my cupcakes, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Great idea... I will be heading to the Market so will be looking forward to some of your yummy c-cakes...

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  6. They look like nice sturdy scoops. What a brilliant idea using them for the cupcake batter. I am going to get myself a proper scoop!

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  7. I almost chewed thru the screen when I saw that gorgeous cupcake! Great idea for the scoop!

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  8. Me likey them there scoops. They are beautiful objects, aren't they? As well as being child hypnotists. Great idea. I'm going to give it a whirl myself!

    PS - Sometimes I need my own airbrusher. Or maybe that's hairbrusher.

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  9. I've never heard of using scoops for cupcake batter before but I am so going to try that one out. Thanks for that.

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  10. I wandered around Habitat the other day just picking up gadgets and admiring them and putting them down again reluctantly lol. I did buy a couple of dragonfly cookie-cutters, though the shop assistant looked at me strangely when I told her they were for clay work and not cooking.

    I always like finding Tasmanian blogs, I am pleased to meet you.

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  11. Bought some cupcakes yesterday at the Market - they were superb! Hope you are going to be there in December.

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  12. brilliant!
    i am a bit of a gadget minimalist too~ i had a friend open my second drawer and gasp at where in the world everything could be!
    but i think the scooper is super and just what we've been missing! small portions can't be bad for big people either!
    x ashley

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  13. These are perfect gadgets - the ones that don't need a plug are always winners. They are so sweet

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  14. It is extremely interesting for me to read this article. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read more on that blog soon.
    Alex
    Phone blocker

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