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Bavmorda Mon 10-Aug-15 16:10:08

Hello all - I'm hoping to contribute a few cupcakes to a family party at the weekend. I'm planning on (once they're baked/cooled) spooning a small portion off the top and filling it with a spoonful of jam, and then piping the buttercream on top.

Would this work? I'm wondering if perhaps the buttercream and jam might merge and end up a buttery/jammy mess!

Any advice would be appreciated, or experience of better ways of including jam in the recipe. (I use the Mary Berry vanilla cupcake recipe.)

MrsBertMacklin Mon 10-Aug-15 16:17:45

Yes, it works.

Use an apple corer to make the hole in the centre of each cake. Use a knife to 'top off' the jam so you have a flush surface, then apply icing.

MaximiseProductivity Mon 10-Aug-15 16:20:22

It also works if you put the jam in before you bake them.

LemonPied Mon 10-Aug-15 16:21:21

It works. Also works with lemon curd, Nutella etc smile

Bavmorda Mon 10-Aug-15 16:22:22

Thanks very much!

Ahemily Mon 10-Aug-15 16:23:08

This thread has made me crave jammy cupcakes.

I appreciate that's not a very helpful contribution.

AliceAlice1979 Mon 10-Aug-15 16:25:08

I use a wine corkscrew to pull out the core of the cup cake.

iklboo Mon 10-Aug-15 16:26:45

Lemon curd in cupcakes is the Best. Thing. Ever.

Bavmorda Mon 10-Aug-15 16:38:53

Will try lemon curd next time. Yummy!

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