Monday, August 30, 2010

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes - #3

It was a busy cupcake baking weekend!
My father-in-law's birthday was this weekend and so to celebrate he picked out Martha's Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes. So, the Martha Cupcake Project was on in full force this weekend! Gotta say, they turned out pretty well. It was much easier cutting them in half than I thought it was going to be and the key to getting them out of the pan was definitely running a knife around their edges while they were still warm and right out of the oven. Next time I'll definitely pour the pastry cream filling on them before I let it set up in the fridge. It ended up looking bumpy & lumpy instead of nice and smooth like in Martha's picture. And, still haven't mastered that chocolate ganache. This was a chocolate ganache GLAZE, so maybe that's why it just looked runny instead of thick like a frosting. Hmmmm.... I'll work on that next time. Overall, pretty good and yummy.


Tonia Collins said...

It looks like you used a 1:1 ratio for your ganache- try a 2:1 ratio and you'll get a much thicker one that will coat more nicely (2 parts chocolate to 1 part cream). Hope that helps :)

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

I will definitely try that next time!!!