Archive | February, 2013

Strawberry and mascarpone filled cupcakes with buttercream icing

20 Feb

Recently I have made some cupcakes for a friend. The cupcake recipe is from Giada’s strawberry and mascarpone filled cupcakes(this is the best ever cupcake recipe). I didn’t use the cupcake mix this time but started from scratch. I adapted to the traditional way using the equal  amount of butter, sugar and flour to make the cupcake batter. The cupcakes turned out nice but the paper cases separated with the cupcakes after they came out from the oven. It was the first time I came across this problem. Based on the information I googled, I think it is because I have used too much butter. Next time I will reduce the amount of butter.

This time I used the butter to make my buttercream instead of vegetable fat. The colour was yellow instead of white, also it didn’t hold its shape as good as the vegetable fat. However the taste was yummy, my friend’s son couldn’t stop dipping his finger in the icing 🙂

Last but not least I added a personal touch – a small fondant flower on top, it did bring the cupcake to the next level!


Strawberry and mascarpone filled cupcake with buttercream


15 Cupcakes!