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: http://letsgetcaking.blogspot.com/search/label/cupcakes. 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? http://www.kitchendance.com/sheetcakesize.html 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!)