Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Scream Cupcakes!

I love surprising friends on their birthdays or special occasions.  It is just something I do. In fact, I love it more than getting surprised on my birthday. I know, crazy, isn't it?

I made my sweet neighbor and my boys' fellow friend, Aubrey, some cupcakes for her birthday. She is really a great kid and deserved some extra special cupcakes.  What made them so special? Ice cream centers.


From Ice Cream Cupcakes

I know. The picture does not do justice at all to the cupcakes, but they were really cute and easy to make!

Here is how to do them.

First, you bake some cupcakes. Then, you let them cool. While they are cooling, let your ice cream sit out to soften, not melt, just soften.  Then, you cut about an inch whole into the cupcake and take it out, exactly the way I did it in my Rubber Ducky cake and cupcake post.  Then, put a generous tablespoon or two of ice cream into the center. Apply the top back on. It is okay if the ice cream overflows. You can spread the ice cream smoothly on the top. In fact, this makes it taste better, so I highly recommend overflowing! After you have filled all the cupcakes with ice cream, put them in the freezer to set for an hour.

Finally, top your cupcakes with whipped topping (homemade or store bought). Apply sprinkles or decorations of choice. Then, place cupcakes back into freezer and allow to set for an additional  30 minutes.  Set out for 20 minutes or until softened a little before serving.

Aubrey said they were super yummy!

That made me super happy!!!

12 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

Such a fun idea. I bet they can't eat just one!

Christina Kim said...

These are BRILLIANT!! What an awesome idea, and a fun surprise for the kids!!! They're like mini ice cream cakes. Yum.

Leslie said...

Super fun and very decadent! My mind is racing with all the ways you could adapt this for the adults (I'm thinking filling with chocolate mousse or ganache, or white cuppies with lemon curd...

5 Star Foodie said...

What a neat idea! I would love to make this for my daughter!

pinkstripes said...

Fun idea! Your cupcakes look great.

Megan said...

What a fun cupcake! I just may steal that idea for this weekend.

The Blunt's Crazy in Love... said...

I love cup cakes any day! These look yummy and beautiful! Thanks for the terrific idea I'm sure to use it....
Christina

Dragana said...

Great idea, Carolina. They're a version of mini baked Alaskas. I'm sure Aubrey was thrilled (and Cissy too!)

Hayley said...

Those look yummy and so much fun! I bet she loved them!

AmyRuth said...

That is so much fun to watch those eyes light up. Right? What a neat idea....thanks for sharing.
AmyRuth

Julie said...

Wow...that sounds interesting!

Reeni♥ said...

What a clever idea! I bet they are just delicious!