Friday, August 26, 2011

Marshmallow Crème Filling

Description:  This filling is a lot like what you would find in Twinkies, only better.  It can be used in cupcakes or as a cake filling.  You could even use this in Whoopee Pies or between two cookies.

Marshmallow Crème Filling
Makes about 1.5 cups, just enough to fill 24 cupcakes

1 tablespoon very hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Dissolve the salt in the hot water.

Whip the marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla until it begins to get fluffy.  Add the water and whip well.

This lovely fluffy mixture is what you end up with.  Don’t you want to just scoop some up on a spoon?


Tip 230, the long skinny one, is great to use to fill cupcakes.  It comes in the Decorating Basics class kit, as well as the Cupcake Tip Set.  You can use a tip 12 in a pinch, but the tip 230 will allow you to get deeper into the cupcake.

If your Tip 230 does fit a coupler you can use one with it.  Some of them do not, like mine, so I just cut my bag closer to the skinnier end of the tip.


Insert the tip into your cupcake about an inch in and give the bag a good squeeze.  You should be able to fill the cupcake expand slightly.  When the tip starts to crack or you have filling coming out around the sides of the tip you have more than enough filling in your cupcake.  If you need to you can wipe any excess filling off, or just smooth it down.



Ice the cupcakes how ever you want, for these I just did some swirls.  I cut one open to show everyone what they look like inside.  And of course I had to sample it.  Yummy!


Filling in a cupcake is a nice hidden surprise.  I love that little extra in them, and it will set your cupcakes apart from others.  You can fill your cupcakes with anything you would fill your cakes with.  Just remember you want something that is thicker, rather than very runny.

For a printable version of the recipe click here.
 
Next Post:  Monday, August 29 – Bag Stripping!

2 comments:

  1. Tracy, this is another great idea & I love the way you gave easy access to print the recipe!

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  2. I will keep doing the printable recipes in the future. I figured that would be easier than cutting and pasting and changing the font color. :)

    Plus I love the ease printing out just the recipe when I am looking at other's blogs.

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