Friday, July 1, 2011

Strawberry Kiss Cupcakes

One of my best friends is celebrating her 18th birthday this weekend; and of course, I wanted to make birthday cupcakes for her! Among her favourite ingredients are strawberries and cream, so I combined the two to create this decadent and girly cupcake.  Inside is a subtly sweet filling called Strawberries and Cream.  And these cupcakes are topped with her favourite vanilla buttercream and a pretty strawberry for decoration.  Happy Birthday Isabella!

Ingredients
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method
Preheat oven to 160 degrees (fan-forced) and prepare enough muffin trays and liners for 15 cupcakes.  Lightly beat the eggs together in a bowl, then add to the butter and sugar.  Beat together, with electric mixers, the butter, sugar and eggs until combined and creamy.  Sift the flour and pour the milk and vanilla over the top of this mixture; beat until smooth and combined.  Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Ingredients for Strawberry and Cream Filling
8 strawberries, hulled and washed and diced finely
200mL thickened cream
1 tbsp icing sugar

Method

Whip the thickened cream until thicker and stiff.  Incorporate icing sugar until smooth.  Fold through diced strawberries. 

Method to Fill Cupcakes
Cut round circles rougly 5cm deep into the top of the cupcakes (hollow them out).  Fill in this hole with the Stawberry and Cream filling

Ingredients for Vanilla Buttercream
125g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tsp milk
1 drop pink food colouring
+ 12 strawberry halves, leaves intact

Method
Beat the butter until smooth.  Beat in icing sugar gradually until smooth.  Beat in milk and food colouring until buttercream is smooth and spreadable and colour is even.  Place buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a wide star nozzle.  Pipe onto cakes.  Place 1 half of a strawberry on top for decoration

14 comments:

  1. What a creative baker you are, mon amie! The strawberry cream filling is such a treat. Your directions are perfect and I see this little delicacy in my future... merci!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  2. Just found your blog. Look forward to following your kitchen adventures here.

    Be well

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  3. ils sont beaux et bien gourmands, bravo pour cette superbe réalisation
    bonne journée

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  4. Look amazing Brittany, love the pics, Im glad you comeback!! Look beautiful!!gloria

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  5. Your new blog layout is too cute - and so are these gorgeous cupcakes!

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  7. Looks great and can only imagine how it must taste.

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  8. These tiny delights are so sweet. I love your measuring cups as well! :)
    V

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  9. I love these! They are so adorable, I love the pink and strawberries and cream cupcakes are my favourites. X

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  10. Wow, these look gorgeous too. Love the idea of the cupcakes having a filling - have been musing on this recently and am keen to try.

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  11. Looks great and can only imagine how it must taste.

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