I'm not sure if this question has been answered in this forum before, but I did a quick search and came up with null. (I'm also totally sneaking onto this forum while I'm at work... heheheh)
I want to make 'easter egg' style cupcakes for my cousins easter egg hunt party this weekend. I thought about making white cupcakes with a 'yellow frosting' cream center (for an egg and yolk) effect. But I realized that I have ZERO idea how to get that creamy middle in there!
I considered doing it like a 'lava cake' type, but that's far too difficult since I don't have time, and not quite sure its smart to give 5 year old children a cake with a hot melty center (I forsee scalded mouths and lots of tears...)
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Everyone on this forum has been a god-send for me thus far, I'm hoping you guys can give me some ideas/instructions to get me going!!!
I use an icing bag and tip.
Wilton's tip #230 is made for doing just that. You just insert it into the cupcake and squeeze. Word of caution here, be careful not to fill too much because you can blow out your cupcake. It's fun making filled cuppies because people are so surprised when they dig in and find filling.
they make an long skinny tip i think 230 but you can check the wilton site. that you use with a bag just like other tips but make sure cupcakes are cool or you get a mess
First, I'd like to thank you ladies for your prompt response! I never knew they made a tip just for that. I MUST get one.
However, the 'local' craft/supply store isn't very local for me. Is there a 'make-shift' or "ghetto" way to do it? Maybe a straw duct taped to a pastry bag? LOL!
Michaels has this time in their Cupcake tip set, but if you don't have a store local, just use a tip 12. It will work. I've used it many of times.
Walmart and our local grocery store also carries this tip in their cupcake decorating set. If you have a walmart nearby you can check there.
I just use a tip 12, it works great.
If you do alot of cupcakes you might even consider a donut filler like this one
I'm located in Brooklyn, NY. The closest Walmart to me is in New Jersey! LOL!
#12 tip. So I just bake the cupcake, after it cools, I just shove the tip into the belly and squeeze? I don't have to hollow out the cake or anything?
just put the tip in about halfway and squeeze slowly the cake part kind of compresses the first time i did i went to hard and fast and had a filling blowout of the bottom but then i slowed down and it works fine
Bklynbarbie- not sure where in brooklyn you are, but there are some cake supply stores in brooklyn and in queens. ANd there's a Michaels on 100th Street and Columbus in Manhattan.
I insert the tip about halfway, and start piping. You will fill the cupcake expand a little. When the filling starts coming out the top around the top I stop.
I do this a lot- you can either take the handle of a wooden spoon & push it down in the center to make the hole & then pipe in the icing with the bag, or I have used an apple corer to take out the cake filling in the center of the cupcake, and then fill with icing in bag. You just don't want to over fill. If you don't have icing bags- you can use a baggie & cut a small end off & use that. This works for me. Hope it helps!
you guys are awesome! gunna go home and try this on a few cupcakes i've got sitting around already <3
love you guys!!!
I sometimes use a apple corer to core the middle of the cupcake out then fill it. Allows for lots of filling and I don't explode the sides out like I usually do with the tip and bag way.
Fun fact: the filling tip (#230) is called a Bismarck tip because it's first use was for making filled pastries called Bismarcks (they look like large, slightly oval filled donuts).
Bklyn_Babie--- Don't forget that after you use the apple corer to get the cake middle out that you can save that and use it for cake balls... (depending on how many you make). I try not to waste anything!
lol I actually used a bismarck tip, reverse! I stuck it tip side up into the cupcake so that when you took it out, the center of the cupcake comes out and then fill!
I got way more filling in it and they were so much easier to do! The bismarck tip just made my cupcakes explode. lol.