I am impressed with my cooking skills lately. I love the Food Network and I learn a lot from watching that show. Lately cupcake wars have been a fave show and I learned a cool trick to make cupcakes look and taste professional.
I had a mix of choc cake I wanted to make and frosting. (I use Pamelas gluten free mixes) I wanted to do a cool filling so I used what I had in the house and it was a success!!! It honestly was a experiment that thankfully worked well. you know because heaven forbid I actually look up a recipe online, LOL.
So here's my (blind leading the blind) instructions.
Make your cupcake mix and let cool completely. Take sharp knife and cut a small hole in the top, remove excess cake.
For my filling I wanted a peanut butter flavor so I took 1/2c heavy whipping cream and beat it with a mixer to make whipped cream and added 1T of stevia or you can use sugar(add before you beat). I folded in 2T peanut butter. It turned out to be a nice light filling.
To pipe into cupcakes put a baggie into a cup and add filling. Putting it in the cup makes it easier to scoop out. Then cut a hole in baggie and you can easily pipe into the middle of the cupcakes.
For the frosting you can do the same thing by putting it into a larger baggie, cutting a hole, and piping the frosting on to the cup cake. I love the way it looks, like it's with a real piping bag.
They look professional and the filling makes them super yummy. (All I had was Thanksgiving wrappers LOL). You can do many different fillings, cake, frosting combos. It takes a cheap box mix and makes them extra special and unique. I think I will be doing this for B's birthday this year instead of spending the extra money for bakery made cupcakes.