How to Fill a Cupcake

Easy way to fill a cupcake!

Filling a cupcake is a simple task that can be done easily with just a couple of tools you probably already have.  Here is a short list of the tools that I’ll be using in the pictorial below.

 

  1. Circle Cutter
  2. 2 Piping bags
  3. Wilton Tip 1A
  4. Wilton Tip 6B (for icing the cupcake)
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The cupcakes featured in these pictures are extra large, so make sure you use  a circle cutter that best works with the size of your cupcakes…like is shown below.

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Next press the cutter into the center of the cupcake and slowly twist. This will cut a perfect circle out into your cupcake.

 

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Carefully, remove the cutter.  A circle of cake will be removed with the cutter.  If some cake remains, just use a spoon or even your fingers to carefully remove the excess.  Oh, and save that circle of cake for a later step.  See! Now we have  perfect a place for a filling of your choice.  Our cupcakes today are Banana Pudding Cupcakes…YUMMM!!  You can find the recipe here.

 

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Now for the fun part!! FILLING!!  First you’ll want to fit your piping bag with the 1A piping tip, and then add your filling to the bag.

 

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While holding the piping bag straight up and down, slowly fill the cupcake to the top .

 

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Since I’m doing a Banana Pudding Cupcake here, we are going to add some crushed up cookies to the top of the filling. Or, remember that  little circle of cake I told you you save?  You can cut off just the top of it and press it into the filling to seal your cupcake.

 

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Looks delicious right?!?!   But we aren’t done yet!  It’s time to add the buttercream.  Again the recipe for all of this can be found over on our sister blog, Caking with the Kids, because once you see how these look…you’re going to want the recipe. 😉

Okay, now you’ll need to get that second piping bag and fit it with the 6E piping tip or tip of your choice and fill it with the buttercream.  Slowly swirl your buttercream over the top of your cupcake just like you would normally do.

 

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You can add any toppings that you’d like.  We added cookies and a dried banana slice to ours.

 

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And there you have it!! A beautiful cupcake that’s hiding a delicious filling surprise!

 

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Filling your cupcakes can add a whole new level of flavor, and it’s so easy to do, and not to mention quite impressive.   Let me know if you give you it a try!

Now get in the kitchen and make some sweet memories with the ones you love!

‘Heather

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