As I mentioned in a previous post, I joined the Raley's Try-It Program. This is what came in the mail this time. I was excited to try the new cake mix. It is very yummy. Lots of vanilla bean flecks throughout.
We have been on a strawberry kick at our house lately so I thought I would play a little.
I made the cupcakes as directed and baked in the cute spring liners that came in the kit.
I used my melon baller to scoop out little wells for some finely diced fresh strawberries.
I have large 16 inch pastry bags so to help fill them, I use this cylinder vase to hold it while I fill.
I made a fresh strawberry buttercream to frost them with. I added a little too much fresh fruit and could not get an icing stiff enough to retain its shape but it tasted delicious.
And here's the inside. A bite of fresh strawberries, vanilla cake and frosting all in one. YUM YUM!
A little whipped cream would have been good instead of frosting too.