Friday, February 11, 2011

Raspberry Cream Love Cakes




Raspberries and cream
 (real heavy whipping cream)
are the stars of these lucious little dreams.


This is like biting into the most heavenly cloud of
perfect raspberry cream.



Lynn over at
a party on Valentine's Day (posting the 13th).
  Come over and post
about your favorite kitchen gadget.

How am I going to pick?

Well, here is a new fun gadget.

Lynn inspired me to run to Williams Sonoma and buy
this cupcake corer.  She had posted a yummy chocolate
cupcake with cream filling.  That delicious image was
planted in my brain and now I had to have the 
corer too!
 I usually split my larger cupcakes
and fill them, but this way, you don't have to remove
the  cupcake wrapper.  I can't get enough frosting and
filling.


I love my cupcakes just a little larger than normal, so
I carefully place the jumbo cups into a regular muffin
pan and fill about half full - to the top of the metal
pan. 

I made my favorite chocolate cupcake but added 1/3 C.
raspberry jam in place of 1/3 C. of the liquid
to get a little raspberry goodness in the cake too.


Now the cupcakes are baking in the oven and I am
starting to make some fun roses for the cupcakes.

Place granulated sugar on your counter and begin to roll
out a jelly candy, like these hearts, turning to coat both
sides.  Roll until thin.



Pinch off a small piece of the outside edge of the rolled candy
and roll into a cone to make the center of the rosebud.  Continue
adding small pieces using only the outside edge of the rolled
candy so you get a nice edge on your petals, and pinch together
at the bottom.  Use about 2 the first time around the center and
then 3 for the next time.  You can make these as big as you
want.  These are sooooo easy as the candy just sticks at the
bottom and holds together so well.


Place 2 C. heavy whipping cream in a large mixer bowl and
using your whip attachment, begin whipping the cream.  When it
begins to start to set up add 1/2 C. thick raspberry jam. Continue
to beat until thick and fluffy.  Add a drop of pink food coloring
if desired to make it a pretty pink.

I found this beautiful jar at the store and it was thick and
perfect for the filling and frosting.



Now, the fun new gadget.  You just press it into the cupcake
and twist.  I found I got more out when I held the cupcake
upside down and twisted.  More out of the center means
more filling!


Pipe the raspberry whipped cream into the center.


My other inspiration came from all of these fun
Wilton products that I found at Wal Mart in the
Valentine's aisle.  They had these wonderful red and
pink foil wrappers, and the sanding sugar and sprinkles
and puffy heart picks.



I had fun experimenting, making a rose out of a small
white candy heart too.


No, they weren't too pretty to eat, I had no problems!

Wow, the raspberry cream with the moist chocolate
cupcake!  This spells love for me.


They didn't last long as they were whisked off to
neighbors for a little Valentine's treat.
These treats will be going to the following parties



Jacqueline
Jacqueline

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.

42 comments:

  1. Your cupcakes are gorgeous. I love how they sparkle. Thanks for showing how to make those little roses too.

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  2. Your cupcakes are sooo pretty! I love the rosebuds!

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  3. Hi lovely lady. I love your lovely cupcakes and the toping on them the rosebuds so sweet just like you. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Valentine's Day Tablescapes !!! I do hope you have a Great weekend and a Great Valentine's Day xxoo
    Diane

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  4. Beautiful cupcakes, you are so creative! Thanks for sharing,
    Barb

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  5. Jacqueline I LOVE to visit your site. Your roses are so amazing...well done. I would probably stop with filling the cupcake. You would like to be my friend...I share my frosting with my friends when we go out because I'm not so fond of it. I always have to make sure our youngest has visited your site. She is a kindred spirit to you...she LOVES to plan parties and make things really special. You have inspired her several times.

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  6. Jacqueline -- what a fun new kitchen appliance -- I can see that you can get a lot more filling! Such pretty and delicious looking treats for Valentine's Day. My favorite is the little pink one at the end. Love your red pedestal -- don't tell me where you got it though -- cake pedestals are hard to store. Lovely visit at Purple Chocolat Home. Joni

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  7. First thought??? YUM!!! :-)

    So beautiful, Jacqueline! I'm always impressed by your talent.

    Oh, you got to see my post today. You know the GORGEOUS tables your prepare??? Well.. my post is the OPPOSITE of it today. Come take a look! :-)

    Have a great weekend!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the day: DEXTER INSPIRED DECOR. (warning: it's creepy!!!) :-)

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  8. Jacqueline, you are so clever. The little roses are a great idea. Love the idea of the filled cup cakes.
    All looks YUMMY! ~ Sarah

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  9. Well they are gorgeous..I love that little W-S thingy too..

    If I don't make my jam..that's the brand we buy:) Cassis is heavenly too..and I love the one w/ the big orange slices in it..so pretty..Well you have dolled this cupcakes up..like dolls..

    Love them..

    Happy weekend and Vday..to you and yours.

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  10. I am a sucker for raspberries and cream... and gadgets! Just got an English frosting syringe on ebay... silly idea but i couldn't resist. The roses are really wonderful... good for you to do such a great job on your cupcakes.

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  11. Just beautiful Jacqueline! Your roses are so pretty and the icing sounds decadent! Isn't that little toy a lot of fun!!! Glad you'll be joining the party:@)

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  12. Wow... theses cupcakes look so beautiful... I'd say too beautiful to eat...but knowing that there's delicious cream and raspberry in the center and all over the top...with chocolate cake all around --- I'd dig right in!
    Your decos are perfect too.
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    *Maria

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  13. "Once again You have MASTERED Taking over my Dreams tonight by putting me in Cupcake Heaven"! OMG they are "SO PRETTY" and look SO YUMMY!!! I love the little gummy roses. You are SO Clever! So you approve of Lynn's WS Kitchen Gadget? Hmmm, Do you think that the nation's WS Stores will have enough of them to go around Our Blogging Sorority Sisters??? Thank you Once More for such a YUMMY Post!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you,
    Hugs, Donna

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  14. Jacqueline, those are amazing!!! my mouth was watering as you spoke about each step. I'm going to try out the whipped cream/ jam combo!!!
    thanks for sharing your tutorial :)
    Manni

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  15. And even better is you have all these cores left over to consume!! I would be the person to do that...just like I'm the person that eats half the cookie dough when I make cookies!

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  16. These cupcakes looks so good, Jacqueline and your gummy rose buds are just the cutest...Christine

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  17. Jacqueline, These cupcakes sound so luscious! Your roses turned out perfectly and so pretty! Thanks for the tip about making the larger cupcakes with the large liners(which I have) in the regular pan. Happy Valentine's day, friend!

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  18. Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday. Don't forget to come back again on Monday for a chance to enter my very special giveaway.

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  19. Yummo!! These look delicious!!

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  20. Jacqueline - YOU ARE AMAZING! I am exhausted just reading your blog. I know you do ALOT more than blog!! P.S. The cupcakes were divine.

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  21. They look delicious. I might have to consider making those for Hubby.

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  22. You've turned a cupcake into something very special. Before I saw the corer on Lynn's blog I had one in my hand at William Sonoma and didn't buy it. What was I thinking! I'm going to drive all the way back there to buy one. Your little roses are the perfect topper. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  23. WOW What a collection of yummy stuff. Makes me hungry. I love your site. Thanks for sharing; I am sure I will be back often just to check out what you are doing next:-)

    Happy Pink Saturday!!!

    Warm Wishes and Happy Valentine's Day, CindyLew

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  24. Oh my....how divine!! I must try this and definitely need a cupcake corer to add to my kitchen arsenal! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  25. Your cupcakes are a work of art! They look both yummy and beautiful!

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  26. Happy Pink Saturday!


    Your cupcakes are so fabulous, they should be on Martha's book!



    ~ Gabriela ~

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  27. Hi Jackie,

    I've been keeping tabs on you since summer time, and I haven't said anything. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. You're so creative with those cute tablescapes and your recipes are mouthwatering. I especially loved the post about pumpkin pie ice cream. My friend and I tried it out, and we loved it!

    --Katelyn

    P.S. I don't normally like creme brulee, but chocolate creme brulee sounds amazing.

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  28. Those look sooooo good. I can ALMOST taste them. Great post as always!!
    Hugs
    Cricket

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  29. That corer would have come in so handy for the linzer cupcakes I made!

    What gorgeous cupcakes and I love the jelly candy roses! So creative!

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  30. Your cupcakes look sensational!! I imagine the rasberry is yummy.
    Ann

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  31. They do look so deliciously yummy, Jacqueline! I saw that cupcake corer on Lynn's blog and I'm so tempted to get one too!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Hugs, Pat

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  32. What a delicious Valentine post! I am going to have to get that little coring gadget! I love cupcakes with a cream filling!

    Everything just so pretty!
    Jil

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  33. Jacqueline, I have a feeling that between you and Lynn, there is going to be a run on those cupcake coring thingies! Your cupcakes are gorgeous, and I am definitely going to try to make some of those pretty little roses. You made it sound so easy. Thank you for linking this recipe and the rose how-to for the Valentine Party. Happy Valentine's Day! laurie

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  34. Oh I love LOVE! Particularly when it is pink.

    Happy hearts day to you and yours.

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  35. Love these! Particularly the rosebuds. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  36. Hi Jacqueline, If I don't win Lynn's giveaway I am definitely heading over to WS to get one for myself! I have often used Bonne Maman jam--I think it is very good. Your cupcakes are beautiful and look delicious! Linda

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  37. These are so gorgeous! I love the raspberry cream filling. :) That cupcake corer is something I'll have to find!

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  38. Now, I have a question. What becomes of the core that you take out? Kind of like donut holes, are they a delicious treat in themselves?

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  39. How gorgeous - I love your pretty presentation and colour choice.

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  40. Glorious cupcake magic!! every single aspect of them is awesome.

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  41. BEAUTIFUL cupcakes!! My sweet children gifted me another great gadget for filling cupcakes -- it will make it's debut at Betty's Cupcake Sunday later this month :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  42. Your cupcakes look beautiful! My friend has a Cricut cutter and it has a cartridge to make the cupcake wrappers. She sent me some.
    I love filled cupcakes, WS here didn't have them yet.
    Great cupcakes!

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