Saturday, May 10, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Welcome to week two of the wedding cupcake taste test! I thought that on a hot summer day, what dessert sounds more refreshing than strawberry shortcake? But, how to turn it into a cupcake? I made french vanilla box cupcakes and then cut the tops off using the method from

I filled the hole in the middle with a small strawberry (or a bigger one trimmed down), and topped the cupcake with vanilla dream frosting:

Dream Frosting:
1.5 cups cold milk
1 envelope Dream Whip whipped topping mix
1 (3.4 oz) Jello Instant Pudding (any flavor - I used vanilla)

Beat all ingredients together until blended on low speed. Beat on high speed for 4 to 6 minutes or until mixture forms soft peaks.

Mmmm.. I love this frosting. Growing up, my grandma always made a chocolate cake with chocolate dream frosting... so gooood. I thought this frosting would work well because it's more like whipped cream, but it will hold up in the fridge.


Anonymous said...

sooooo cute!!! i love how you cut them in half w/o getting crumbs all do you do that?!?!

Anonymous said...

p.s. what did you do w/all the cupcake you cut out? just want to make sure precious cake didn't get wasted!!!