Blow Pop Cupcakes

So the other day I went to the supermarket with my friend.

It was a quick trip in and out only to grab the essentials.

We had just come out of the gym where I had been lifting 7 lb weights like a stone cold machine.

 

When I got up to the front of the line I realized that I forgot to grab lentils, the item that I initially went in to buy.  Of course.

My friend came to the rescue and said she would grab them for me while I checked out.

So I politely said to the cashier, “Where are the lentils?”

No response. Eyes Shift.

“Excuse me, where are the lentils?”

Mumbles

“The LENTILS, where would I find them?”

{Small voice} Aisle 4.

 

My friend retrieved the ever-important lentils and I paid for my items as planned.

 

On our way out to the car my friend turned to me and said, “You are kind of intimidating.”

She actually said that to me.

I’m all, “WHAA?!?  Are you joking?”

She said that I basically intimidated the cashier into a mumbling mess.

 

Now for 3 days straight I have been obsessing over whether or not I am an “intimidator”.

A lentil intimidating fool.

Did I use a devil voice when asking for the lentils?  Did my bulging 7 lb pumping biceps scare the cashier into a shifty pile of mumbles?  Did the thought of someone eating lentils disgust her into not wanting to speak?  Maybe I had crazy hair after my low-impact workout and she mistook me for Medusa.  That, certainly, would explain her lack of eye contact…I mean, the fear of turning to stone can do that to a person.

So I did what we all know I shouldn’t do.  I asked my husband.

He promptly agreed with my friend.  And by agree I mean, not answer but give me a deer in headlights stare.

A man intimidated.

 

I just don’t see how anyone who invents such things as Blow Pop Cupcakes could be menacing or formidable.

So I am basically working everyday now, trying not to scare cashiers.  It’s my new thing.

Maybe I will just carry cupcakes around and pass them out so people won’t be frightened.

Yeah, that’s what I will do.

 

So let’s begin.

Blow Pop Cupcakes…or more specifically, Strawberry Marshmallow filled Strawberry Cupcake with Bubble Gum Marshmallow Buttercream.  That’s a mouthful, literally and figuratively.

 

First you need to get to the store and buy some of this stuff…

Have you seen it?  It’s a powder they sell down the baking aisle that you can add to frosting to flavor it.

You Duncan Hines people are pretty smart.

I chose Bubble Gum flavor…the least intimidating of the bunch.

You can certainly add this to canned frosting…actually I think that’s the whole idea…but you know how I feel about canned frosting, so I whipped up some of my own.

Just toss the contents of the packet into your frosting and mix away…

This is what it will look like…

Gorgeous, pink and packed with bubblegum flavor.

Next I baked up some Strawberry cupcakes…using a box mix.

Say something, I dare you.

When the cupcakes were cooled I cut out a hole in each and stuffed a big strawberry marshmallow into each.  Boo-yah!  (Do people still say boo-yah?)

I may or may not have eaten the scraps.  It’s what intimidators do.  They eat the scraps.

Then I filled a piping bag (fitted with a Wilton 1A tip) with my delicious bubblegum frosting and piped away.

Finally I stuck a Blow Pop up in there.  Just in case it wasn’t sweet enough 😉

And in case you’re interested, here’s the internals…

The strawberry marshmallow on the inside is a fun surprise.

Kid food at its finest.

Print

Bubble Gum Marshmallow Buttercream


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup room temp butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 (0.10oz) package Duncan Hines Bubble Gum Flavored “Frosting Creations”

Instructions

  1. On medium speed cream butter and shortening together until smooth.
  2. Add in Marshmallow Fluff until combined.
  3. On low speed add powdered sugar, one cup at a time
  4. Add milk and flavor package stir 15 seconds.
  5. Turn mixer up to medium and mix for 30 seconds or until flavor package is incorporated evenly, scraping sides as needed.

Notes:

Makes enough frosting for 24 cupcakes
If you pipe a high swirl it will only make enough for 12 cupcakes.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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October 7, 2013 1:53 pm

Great recipe:)

June 26, 2013 11:52 pm

You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the article you write.

The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to say how they believe.
At all times follow your heart.

Miranda
April 12, 2013 7:06 pm

This is really clever! Looks pretty delicious too!

shellie
September 21, 2012 5:42 pm

Loved your cupcake recipe and marshmallow frosting recipe. One question re the frosting. One recipe calls for butter and marshmallow fluff only. The other calls for butter, shortening and marshmallow fluff. Is this an error, or are these 2 different recipes?

September 16, 2012 2:16 am

It is so cute ! Kids will go crazy wit these cupcakes! Great job

Maria
May 15, 2012 3:44 pm

I love it…I love everything about it….pure genius !!

peggy
April 24, 2012 3:45 pm

where is the recipe???

peggy
April 24, 2012 3:50 pm
Reply to  peggy

cant find the cupcake recipe, I see the frosting but do you have a recipe for the cupcake?

Candice
April 23, 2012 10:41 pm

Just made these … Amazing! I used about 3/4 of the bubble gum packet for a lighter taste and added a tablespoon cream cheese to cut the sweetness a bit.. Also left out the marshmallow center but they were so awesome! Thanks of this great idea and helping me find this awesome frosting flavoring! Bubble gum yum!

Wendy
April 19, 2012 2:52 pm

Your cupcakes look wonderfully fun! I have been using kool aid for years to flavor frostings but did not realize that bc had come out with these.

Jodi
April 19, 2012 12:29 am

I think because you posted these on my BDAY that it’s ok for me to tell you that
you are after my own heart! I bought some of that Bubble Gum flavoring but haven’t tried it
yet only because my kids are bigger now and I think I’d eat the whole batch myself!
Thanks for the inspiration!

March 27, 2012 10:24 pm

I love the marshmallow in the middle!

Laura Adams
March 27, 2012 11:42 am

I just recently subscribed to your feed, and boy am I hooked! Your treats are so preciously cute and DELICIOUS looking! I don’t know how I’ll keep myself from making AND eating it all!
Oh, and I’ve been told that I’m intimidating before too. I’m a 5’1″ shorty who has only ever heard she’s cute and adorable and pocket-sized. HOW is that intimidating?! So I’m like you – trying to be nice to everyone. Haha!

March 25, 2012 11:45 pm

Ha…Really and truly, intimidating is about the last thing that would come to mind. YOu can tell your hubs that if I were telling a stranger about you, I would say approachable. Anywho, I guess I am going to have to go looking for this frosting flavor. Of course I am going to have to stick it in royal icing!

March 25, 2012 8:36 am

I am SO making these for my daughter’s birthday party! She will love them!

I’ve been told I intimidate as well- maybe I should walk around with a bag of cupcakes too…I think I would end up shoving them in peoples faces instead of kindly handing them out!

Maybe I’ll leave the cupcakes at home.

March 24, 2012 11:41 pm

I got so excited reading your post! My grandkids are gonna LOVE these! Awesome idea! Plus, your post made me LOL! 🙂

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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