(Closed) How To Fill Cupcakes?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

Can you ask this question over on WeddingbeePRO?  Melody posts recipes frequently that involve filling cupcakes.  My guess would be that you should do it while they’re warm…or that some types of cupcakes are just more dense than others and don’t “take” to being filled.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no! I make black bottom cupcakes and I cheat. I pour in the batter a little way, dollop in the cream cheese filling, then pour a little more batter around it so it gets covered up.

Not sure how ganache’s texture is in comparison…it might be too runny for that. But if you give up, allrecipes.com has a really good black bottom cupcake recipe that is really divine.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I would say, off the top of my head, that either you used a tip too small for your filling or it had something to do with the bag. You are supposed to be able to fill them with a pastry bag and it’s really not hard. Now, most cupcakes don’t take that much filling either. I’ve made chocolate cc with choc. buttercream filling before and it was super easy, so I think it might have been your equipment. I would let the cupcakes cool before you do it for sure. They’ll fall apart before they’re totally set up and cool.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@Jenniphyr~ Google the blog Yes, Please. The writer makes cupcakes as a side business http://www.cuppielove.com. She might have some suggestions. Also, Bakerella usually answers questions I think. 

Good Luck.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Also, I would get one of the big circle tips to try, they also ice cupcakes really well. I’ve seen people fill and ice with the same tip, so that’s something to think about. Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yeah, I can see where you want the professional round filling. Make half like that as a back up in case you keep having problems though.

I’d be that girl using the turkey basting syringe, too, it’s ok =P

Use it as an excuse to go buy some pastry goodies. =O

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

all this makes me want to bake! Great ideas, Ladies!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think that there’s some amazing baking blogs for this …. I remember that I’ve seen some and they have detailed “how to’s” on this! Bakerella or whatever it’s called is one.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

You need a bismarck tip! Its a long tip that you just insert into the cupcake, squeeze & go. I can fill 2 dozen cupcakes in less than 90 seconds with it. It will make your life easier & I’m sure you can get one at Michaels for a couple bucks. If you’re doing these cupcakes for your wedding I think it’s essential to have the right tools! Pick up a new bag, coupler & tip… it shouldn’t cost you more than $15 and it will save you a lot of time & stress!

Also, always fill cupcakes once they have COMPLETELY cooled… 

Fill the pastry bag less than 1/2 full inorder to avoid a crazy overflow of chocolate… If the ganache is too thick & your bag keeps spewing out chocolate, there’s an old trick that I use for filling cupcakes with citrus curd or custards– use an apple corer. Push the corer down 1/2 of the way, pop out the top, scoop in your filling & push the top back on. 🙂

Hope this helps! Good luck!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Hi!  Sounds like you might need a bigger pastry tip.  I usually fill cupcakes by cutting out a cone from the top, squeezing a dollop of filling in the hole, lopping off the tip of the cone, and replacing it.  once you frost the top of the cupcake, no one can tell the difference.  Oh and yes, wait till the cupcake is completely cooled – it makes things a lot easier.  Good luck!

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