Grandma’s Cupcake Gun
A couple of weeks ago the grand kids were spending time with us. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperating and the kids couldn’t go outside to play. (It’s amazing how small a house becomes when three kids ranging from ages 5 thru 8 are looking for something to do). The kids were becoming bored coloring their coloring books when my wife walked into the family room. She announced that she was going to make cupcakes, and was wondering if anyone wanted to help. As they stampeded into the kitchen my wife turn toward me with a smile, and asked, would you like to help? I told her I’d be there a little later, and she disappeared into the kitchen. 20 to 25 minutes later I wandered into the kitchen and the mixing and stirring was finished and the kids were just starting to spoon the cake batter into the cupcake paper cups. No matter how careful the kids were trying to be, they seemed to be getting more batter onto the table, floor, cake tins and themselves. My wife told them to stop, she had an idea. She left the kitchen, going into the pantry and returned with a cookie press that had attachable decorator tips. She attached one of the larger tips then opened the back of the press and filled it with the cake batter. At this time our 5 year old granddaughter asked, Grandma, what’s that? My wife thought for a moment and said, “This is my cupcake gun”. The 8 year olds head spun around, and I heard him say, “You have a cupcake gun! Can I try it”? The others chimed in, me too!
My 5 year old granddaughter came over to me and said “guess what grandpa; grandma’s got a cup cake gun”. I was amazed how excited they were about this Cup Cake Gun. Each kid took a turn (the 5 year old needed a little help) using the cupcake gun and in no time the cupcake paper cups were filled with almost no mess.
About an hour after the small cakes had been removed from the oven they were finally cool enough to be frosted and decorated. That was the kid’s job and they jumped into it with smiles and laughter. After finishing frosting and decorating the cakes each one of the kids picked out a couple of their favorite cupcakes to take home and they picked a couple cupcakes for their mom and dad.
Later that evening when my son and daughter-in-law came to pick the kids up the first thing they heard was, guess what mom? Grandma’s got a cupcake gun. Do we have a cupcake gun? My wife explained that we were having some problems using a spoon to fill the cupcake paper cups with cake batter and how she filled her cookie press with the cupcake batter and told the kids that she had a cupcake gun.
The kids went home with their parents and their cupcakes, and we had a chance to kick back and relax. We saw them about a week later at a T-ball game and one of the first things asked was, the next time we go to your house can we use your cupcake gun? I guess the cookie press aka “The Cupcake Gun” made quite an impression.
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