Monday, November 28, 2011

Cream-Filled Cupcakes

My son loves red...My son loves cupcakes...It's his birthday...What's a mom to do, but make red cream-filled cupcakes to send in to school?

That's just what I did, and it was a lot of fun!

Here's a link to a good tutorial on how to get the filling inside the cupcake:

I used a piping bag and tip as the tutorial shows, only I piped the filling up through the bottom of the cupcake because I wanted the top to stay perfectly smooth.

Would you like to see the inside? Here it is!

Next time, I'll make sure to insert the tip farther into the cupcake. I wish there was a little more of that delicious filling, but other than that, I think they turned out great!

To decorate the top, I used the same technique I used on the chocolate cupcakes I made here: After the cupcakes cooled, I dipped the tops in frosting that I melted down in the microwave. If you follow the above link, that post explains it in more detail.

I was surprised to find I had the perfect packaging to transport 30 cupcakes to the school, just sitting in my pantry. I never use the plastic lids that come with the disposable foil casserole pans. You know, the ones that look like this? I had 3 of those lids, just waiting for a purpose, and I found one. Twelve cupcakes fit perfectly, and the plastic lid is tall enough that the plastic wrap I put on top won't mess up the decorations.

I hope you'll give these cupcakes a try. This was a fun project!


Yellow Cake Mix (easy!)

Canned Frosting (easy!)

Cream Filling

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