Wednesday, February 27, 2008

WFMW: measuring

It's WFMW!
Since I started taking my Wilton cake class, I have needed to measure ALOT of crisco/shortening.
I learned a simple trick from our class instructor:

When measuring Crisco- tear off some plastic wrap, and smush it down into your measuring cup. Then measure out your Crisco.
When level, pull @ the plastic wrap, and it comes straight out.
Also, you don't have any greasy mess to clean up!I've used this trick with other sticky/messy ingredients too, and it works like a charm.

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9 comments:

Jessica said...

oh, good idea! I hate cleaning out greasy measuring cups.

Allison said...

That's a great trick - although I can't really remember the last time I measured Crisco....maybe some day... :)

Wifey said...

Great idea! Thanks for the tip.

Crazy Daisy said...

Seems so simple now! What a great idea!

Playful Professional said...

This sounds awesome and would work really well with peanut butter too or even honey!

Sandy M said...

Great idea! Thank you.

Short Stop said...

Terrific idea. I started buying it in the sticks to avoid having to clean the measuring cup.

Love this idea.

BTW, I took a cake decorating class a few years ago and learned SO much. But boy, did I go through a lot of Crisco! ;)

Erin Craig said...

Great idea! I have read that filling your measuring cup with water then dumping it out but not drying it will work the same. If that works it would help save money!

Jenn said...

Good trick! On another note-it's Thursday afternoon...I do believe that means you should be done with almost all your coursework! Congratulations!!! I still remember that day and it was glorious! Hope you are celebrating.

Jenn