I realized that last week I got the Star Wars Cake pictures up but I forgot the cupcakes. These are really simple cupcakes but my boys sure loved them.
The base is a rich devils food cake (I cheated and this is totally from a box, though I use the high altitude directions and replace the 3 Tbl of flour with Ultra Gel which gives a moister cake so I don’t mind the cheating), then I hollowed out the centers and filled them with Cornaby’s raspberry fruit spread. (Yes, shameless name dropping, but it really is the best fruit spread I know of, so I’m proud of it.) I don’t have one of the cool cupcake corers or an apple corer so I just used the tip of a potato peeler, which worked fine. Once the cupcakes were filled I put a swirl of dark chocolate frosting on top and then made lightsabers out of fondant and toothpicks. i would have liked the red to be a little redder and if I did it again I’d make them all a little thinner with silver handles instead of brown, but these were the last things I made after a day of making cake and trying to get read for a party, so there was an emphasis on simple. At the end of the day the boy was happy, so even with the changes I’d make all in all I was pleased.