Taking a bite of a cakey cupcake and getting a bit of smooth chocolate cream in the middle....or raspberry puree....or hazelnut mousse...or chocolate fudge.... turns a plain old cupcake into something for a special occasion, like a wedding for instance.
Making filled cupcakes is very easy. It doesn't require any special equipment like piping bags or syringes. I'll show you how simple it is to make your cupcakes extra special too.
To get the filling into the cupcake you simply need a space for the filling. I use a melon baller to make a round hole in the top of the cupcake. In the absence of a melon baller a nice rounded metal teaspoon would work as well.
I cut and remove a circle of cake taking care to keep the piece in tact.
Save all the round plugs of cake. You'll need them later.
Then using the melon baller or spoon, scoop out some more cake inside the cupcake to make a space for filling. It is only necessary to remove a teaspoon or two of cake. Take care not to go to the bottom.
Now the cupcakes are ready for filling. So many choices...how about banana pudding? Lemon curd is divine! Even whipped cream, or....mascarpone! Yes! That's what I want.
But the clients that ordered these vanilla cupcakes wanted blueberry and raspberry puree filling. Yum!
...for the cake plug.
Now the cupcakes are ready for icing.
These are iced with my own Light Cream Icing, made from whipped cream and cream cheese.
They taste very much like a berry shortcake.
I hope you enjoyed the wonderful photos taken by my son. They make my blog look almost like one of those big fancy food blogs, don't you think?