Usually, I can get batter evenly divided into a muffin tin without any problems using a spoon or a small ladle. Once in a while, however, the stars align against me and I end up with muffin batter that wants to get stuck to the top of the pan, rather than sitting neatly in its muffin cups. It was after I had spend some time scrubbing caked-on batter off of the top of a pan that I started to wonder if there was an easier way to get batter into those muffin cups in the first place. It turns out that there is. The Wilton Easy Pour Funnel is a funnel with a trigger that opens and closes the spout of the funnel as you pull it, letting melted chocolate, cake batter, or even pancake batter flow out neatly and easily.
The funnel is not huge and is primarily designed for getting melted chocolate into candy molds, but it is large enough to handle most batters and will do well with thinner ones (like pancakes and some cupcake batters). Its size means that it is easy to clean and handle, even if you might need to refill it from the main mixing bowl as you work. Not only will it work well for you, but it will also work well for kids who might not have as steady of a hand when pouring batter and will enjoy the novelty and stability that the funnel gives them – especially if you let them do some chocolate work with it!