Monday, May 12, 2008

my sister thinks it's my second calling...

ahhh...finally, the long awaited cupcake post!! yeah, right i'm sure.

for mother's day, i made white cupcakes: 1/2 with raspberry filling & whipped cream frosting, the other 1/2 i used vanilla frosting with mini-chocolate chips. i love using the silver foil cups - they are much nicer looking i think. for the raspberry filling, i used the baster in the bottom left corner of the picture below to inject the jam and i did this while the cupcakes were slightly warm, so i think that helped make it so easy. it was also, um, really fun. yeah, that's right. it was.



i ended up buying a lot of sugar crystals that i ended up not using. i preferred the white-chocolate shavings and red raspberries topping most of the cupcakes to the sugar crystals.


this is right after i injected the cupcakes...i heated up the jam first, then put it directly in the top of the baster...then injected into the warm cuppies!





the frosting covered up any evidence of the surprise jam inside! [except...i told everyone beforehand...so, no one was surprised anyway]


[ the following pictures are courtesy of puremotif]













sorry there are so many pictures... i pretty much loved everyone she took :)

10 comments:

Kt said... Best Blogger Tips

yummmmm they look totes awesomeeeeee

yayyy for cuppycake displayer thingie...now make more for this weekend...we might finally have a b-day ushe? like 3 weeks too late?

*kc said... Best Blogger Tips

Um... Yum!

I agree with KT, make more this weekend! B-day Ushe! YAY!

Yay! for the cupcake display! (yes, it rhymes and I'm okay with that)

I like the rasberry and white chocolate topping too!

Michelle & the City said... Best Blogger Tips

i would agree that this is your second calling. and rach's photography just makes them look liek they belong in a magazine!

tummy is growling.

freeandflawed said... Best Blogger Tips

Um...

Hi. I'm Jenn. I love cupcakes.

This post made my eyes very happy.

Christa said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Amy,

This is your sister's friend christa...these cupcakes are so beautiful. I am inspired to make my own :)

thepipers said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay, I'll take one dozen of the chocolate frosted and one dozen of the white chocolate/raspberry.

Thank you very much.

Wickedly Scarlett said... Best Blogger Tips

I just linked here through puremotif, because I cannot resist the lure of perfect cupcakes! And wow, those look absolutely delicious. I seriously never thought about injecting cupcakes--that's brilliant!

Staci :-) said... Best Blogger Tips

yumm . . . you're previous hot cocoa marshies cuppies were tres bonne . . i might have to "inject" my cuppies some time. looks delicious! nikkie's house warming party will definitely need some of these! :-)

islandspice said... Best Blogger Tips

This really is your second calling. Those cupcakes look amazing - I'm sure they were super delish!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Omgoodnes Amy! They look SOOOo goood! I LOVE cupcakes. And I love chocolate. And I LOVE raspberries. I really want one!! YUM YUM YUM!