One thing I have noticed since I started baking is we live in a world full of 'gadgets'. There is a 'gadget' for everything, including for filling cupcakes. Don't get me wrong, gadgets can be very useful (if you know how to use them properly) and if you have a particular 'gadget' that you enjoy using then of course you should keep using it. But this blog is for those of us who may not have a special piping nozzle or a special cutter to use to fill our cupcakes. It takes us back to basics using just a simple sharp knife :)
Using a sharp knife cut a hole in the centre of the cupcake. It is very important you do not cut all the way to the bottom of the cupcake, otherwise the filling will not be in the cupcake but rather all over the consumer's hands! Cut about two-thirds of the way down.
Gently pull out the centre of the cupcake, leaving you with a hole in the centre of the cake. Do not throw away the centre of the cake!!
Using a teaspoon fill the cupcake with your chosen filling. I filled the vanilla cake with strawberry jam. Be careful not to overfill the cupcake- about two thirds should be enough.
Note- you may find it easier to slightly warm the jam first to make it easier to work with.
Gently push the centre back into the cake. This gives you a smooth top ready for piping your frosting on. It also prevents any cake from going to waste!
Love Becca x