Fill Cupcakes

Decorating By Kahuna Updated 24 Apr 2012 , 2:22pm by Kahuna

Kahuna Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 5:30pm
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sorry if this is really stupid, but to fill cupcakes with raspberry buttercream do you just jam the icing tip into the cup cake and squeeze or is there another way that works better ? Thanks


9 replies
pmarks0 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 6:03pm
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If you have the bismark tip, then yes, but be careful how much you squeeze in or you'll break the cupcake.

Your other option is to use something like an apple corer and take out a center core and fill that. Some will put a bit of that removed core in for the top, before icing. But I'd just ice right over top. If you watch Cupcake Wars you'll see that most of them use the center core and just fill and ice.

kakeladi Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 6:21pm
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Yah, what she ^^^ said icon_smile.gif
I have used tip 3 to do what you suggest.

sandyvrc Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 7:44pm
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i just got a cupcake corer at williams s. it was like $4, and they have some at target too, im sure similar stores do as well.

ButRCream Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 8:20pm
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I bought a plunger-style cupcake corer which is okay, but takes out too much of the cupcake for my personal taste. An apple corer works much better in my opinion icon_wink.gif

cakemama2010 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 9:57pm
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I stick my finger smack down the center. With clean fingers, of course!

dukeswalker Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 10:14pm
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I insert a large star tip and squeeze in some filling until it *feels* right...unless it is a really thick filling (like homemade caramel) then I use a paring knife to cut out a little core and fill it that way.

de_montsoreau Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 11:40am
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I use the tool that is originally for shaping melon balls. Works great with cupcakes, too icon_smile.gif. You can either cut of the "cap" and put it back on the Cupcake after filling or simply ice over as already mentioned.

leah_s Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 11:59am
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Ditto dukeswalker. I used to use the Bismark tip, but a 20/22 is easier.

Kahuna Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 2:22pm
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Thanks so much for the help, I have a lot of them to do and was not looking forward to experimenting. You guys are the best!! Thanks so much.


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