Wow, where has a year gone? I started this blog almost a year ago and lost touch with it due to my everyday life! That being said, watch out world because I am going BIG this year with Push Up Cupcakes and my Bliss Cakery!! What I have been doing since the last post? Perfecting my skills and recipes!
I want to thank Hoda and Kathie Lee for featuring another brand of push up cupcakes that has created some new buzz for my site! It is amazing when a product hits TV what can happen!
I am making time this weekend to create a new project for spring! I had some great suggestions on my facebook page (facebook.com/pushupcupcakes) and I think a dirt cake push up is the next in line! Might be a little messy but it certainly has my favorite things in it!
I did say Boston Creme!! I have been thinking how great it would be to have a push up cupcake that has filling down the whole tube. Well, thanks to Wilton making a mini donut pan, I have made that happen pretty easily! The best news is, the tube fits 3 of the mini donuts, not two like you get with mini cupcakes.
I had never baked with the mini donut pan before. Before taking on the task I read some tips online. To fill the pan neatly, put your batter in a zip lock or pastry bag. Do not attempt to fill with a spoon! It won’t come out right. If you get batter on the middle piece it will cook together and fill up the hole. The other thing is, do not fill up to the top. Only fill half way. I decided to attempt the donut recipe that was on the package. I am not thrilled with how it turned out. It was heavy and not a lot of flavor. I wish I would have just used regular cake batter. Oh well, just gives me an excuse to make them again!!
I used instant vanilla pudding with an extra tablespoon of vanilla and 1 1/4 cup milk (per Sandra Lee’s Boston Creme cupcake recipe). I also used her chocolate ganache recipe which was half heavy cream, half chocolate chips. See recipes here:
We know that this is a fairly “new” craze! If you have made push ups for yourself, a party, or just an experiment…Please share! Email me pictures at email@example.com and tell me what is inside!