Want to make bakery-quality cupcakes? Looking for an easy way to core cupcakes? Knowing how to use a cupcake corer will take your baking skills to the next level.
Coring cupcakes is a great way to add yummy fillings to your cupcakes. Coring a cupcake gives you the ability to add pastry filling, custard, frosting or jam into the middle of your cupcake, before topping it off with frosting. It is a great tool to use if you are baking for a special event.
Cupcake corers allow you to easily remove a small part of your cupcake. Unlike trying to use a knife or spoon, it is much easier and neater. It results in a delicious final product that everyone will love.
What You Will Need to Follow This Tutorial
To follow this tutorial on how to use a cupcake corer, you will need:
- Freshly baked cupcakes, of your choice
- Filling, of your choice
- Frosting, of your choice
- Wire rack
- Cupcake Corer
- Piping Bags
Step by Step Instructions
Step One: Bake Cupcakes and Prepare Filling and Frosting
Bake your choice of cupcakes. Prepare your filling and frosting while the cupcakes are baking. Place the filling and frosting in two separate piping bags and place them to the side.
Step Two: Core Cupcakes
Allow the cupcakes to completely cool on a wire rack. Once cool to the touch, take your cupcake corer and place it in the middle of your cupcake. Gently twist the corer in the cupcake, about 1/3-1/2 of the way down.
Carefully pull the corer up and remove the cupcake piece. Repeat the process with each cupcake.
Step Three: Fill the Cupcakes
Using your piping bag, carefully fill the cupcakes with your filling. You can also use a teaspoon to fill them as well. Be careful to not overfill your cupcakes, as this may cause them to break and fall apart.
Step Four: Frost the Cupcakes
Once your cupcakes are filled, top them with your favorite frosting. The frosting will cover up any imperfections from coring and filling.
Tips and Tricks on How To Use A Cupcake Corer
If you don’t have a cupcake corer, you can also use a melon baller, large star pastry tip, or apple corer. All of these will work efficiently to core your cupcakes. Use them the same exact way as you would use a cupcake corer.
Though a spoon and knife can work to core your cupcakes, they will not be as neat. If you do end up using a knife or spoon, be sure to take your time so you don’t accidentally take too much off.
The leftover cupcake pieces you took from coring can be used for toppings in milkshakes or in ice cream. In addition, the leftover cupcake pieces can also be used to make cake pops. This a delicious way to use the extra pieces without wasting them.
If you use custard, pastry filling, cream cheese filling, or buttercream to fill your cupcakes, you should keep them refrigerated. They can last in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge. Allow them to reach room temperature before serving.
If you want to save time, you can bake your cupcakes in advance and freeze them. When you are ready to serve your cupcakes, you can let them thaw then core, fill and frost them. For the best results, it is recommended to not freeze cupcakes that have filling in them.
If you are doing gender reveal, filled cupcakes can be a great way to celebrate. Simply add blue or pink filling to your cupcakes and top with white frosting. You can also fill them with sprinkles for a fun and delicious surprise.
How to Core Cupcakes for a Tasty Treat
Coring cupcakes is an easy and effective way to take your cupcakes to the next level. With just a few easy steps, you can add your favorite filling for a delicious treat. Pastry filling, custard, sprinkles, fruit jam, chocolate sauce and buttercream can all make for amazing fillings.
Even if you don’t have a cupcake corer, you can use an apple corer, large frosting tip, or melon baller. They all work great and create a neat hole for filling. It is not recommended to use a spoon or knife, as the hole will not be as even or neat, making for a potentially messy final product.
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