Bake your favorite chocolate cupcakes using LeKue’s silicone reusable cupcake forms. To get perfect cupcakes every time use Tovolo’s Cupcake Filler. Just dip, scrape the back edge on your bowl, and push the plunger to drop the batter into the silicone molds.
Core your cupcakes using Oxo’s Cupcake Corer. Gently push the edge into the cupcake. Twist and pull out. Push core out by pressing down on the corer (in this case the red cap).
Cream Filling 1/4 C butter, softened
!4 C Shortening
2 C confectioners’ sugar (try organic, it makes a difference)
3 TBS 2% milk
1 tps vanilla extract
Pinch of salt (optional)
In a small bowl beat the butter, shortening, confectioners’ sugar, milk, vanilla and salt until smooth and fluffy – about 5 minutes. Makes enough to fill 2 batches of cupcakes.. or cut this recipe in half for one batch of 48 cupcakes.
Using a pastry bag, or teaspoon,fill each cupcake center with about a half teaspoon of the filling. This filling is soft and will slide down into the hole. Cap each cream filled hole with the top of one center … you and the kids get eat the bottom half of the holes!
Frost with your favorite frosting…
Great activity for kids on a summer day – summer get-together or picnic.