Monday, July 25, 2011

{ Strawberry Filled Cupcakes}


Yum, right?

I thought so.

My friend, Lori, and often partner in crime (baking crime that is, people) made these for a baby shower. 

So, I had to try them for myself.

Lori made homemade jam and filled hers.

Um.. I used this:


I was in a hurry, alright?

Don't judge ;)

First you'll need a recipe of baked white cupcakes.

Then, you're gonna impale them.

A cupcake corer would be a good thing to have.

Lori has one. I do not. *sadness*

So, I used one of my extra large icing tips.


It worked swimmingly.


Then you have all of these little babies left over.


Resist the temptation to put every one of them in your mouth.

Hello, Poppets!

I may, or may not, have succeeded at that.

If you are using a thick jam, place about a cup of it in a bowl, and thin with a bit of water.

Carefully spoon jam into holes.

I say spoon, because someone may try to place the thinned jam into a pastry bag to pipe into the holes.

And that jam may run straight through like water.

And someone could end up with a mess all over their kitchen counter.

Not that I'd know that from experience or anything.

Certainly not...



Then top with Buttercream Icing.

This is my buttercream:

1/2 cup shortening (crisco)*

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened  

1 teaspoon vanilla (clear if you’ve got it to keep it whiter)

4 cups powdered sugar (approximately 1 lb.)

2 tablespoons milk

Makes 3 Cups.

* You can also use 1 cup butter instead of crisco if you wish.
Top with a strawberry.


Then, take a bite.



And thank me.

And Lori, of course!


~Tina




8 comments:

  1. These sure look yummy. On my list to try when it gets cooler. Thanks for sharing.
    MaryAnn

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  2. Mmm...pure loveliness! I want to make these. : )

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  3. These look so yummy. Not that I bake or anything. I just live vicariously through you. :)

    sandygb

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  4. Hi Tina! I'm passing on the Liebster Blog award to you! As you know, I love your blog, and I love you! : ) You can pick up the award here . . .

    http://sweettreatsandinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-award.html

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  5. Hi Tina,
    Oh my goodness this is a beautiful cupcake. I just love the surprise in the center. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday. Hope you enjoy your Red Plate and have a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

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