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 http://bakingbites.com/2007/09/how-to-make-filled-cupcakes-step-by-step/
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:
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.