Sunday, April 7, 2013

Strawberry Short-Cupcakes

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.