By Sharlene~W on November 12, 2004
Photo by Jillster
Photo by Jillster
"Cupcakes are coming into their own. Here in California, many new brides are choosing wedding cakes composed of intricate arrangements of hundreds of cupcakes! This especially delicious little morsel comes courtesy of Elizabeth Falkner, pastry chef-owner of Citizen Cupcake in San Francisco and was published recently in the local paper."
Serving Size: 1 (99 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
"Very time consuming as previous stated, But well worth it!! They are awesome! Mine did not come out looking the prettiest but they tasted so good no one cared!! I made them for a family reunion and they were gone in minutes."
"I was very excited about this recipe because Boston Creme is my husband's favorite but was quickly let down. The cupcake itself was wonderful, light and fluffy. However the filling was not up to par, for the life of me I can't figure out why there is a 1/2 cup of butter in it, which made the filling greasy tasting. The glaze didn't turn out so hot either, but I'll admit I think it was because of the chocolate I made it with. Next time I will only use the cake portion of the recipe, add my own custard filling and find a better glaze. :("
"First, let me say that this is the first time I made this recipe, so the outcome could have been my fault. I baked my cupcakes exactly as written, but I found out I had to bake them about 5 minutes longer. When I took them out of the oven, half of them shrunk down in the center, and the other half had smooth flat tops instead of nice rounded ones. I didn't mind that so much, since I'd fill the centers anyway, but for some reason my filling just didn't turn out the way it was suppsoed to do...as it chilled, it grew lumpy, and when I folded in the whipped cream, it just got worse. I will try it again at a later time, perhaps, just to see if it could have been my fault. I did, however, really enjoy the actual cupcake portion, it has a very nice flavor that kind of reminded me of really sweet cornbread. So for now, I leave the stars blank, and if I try it again, I will rate it then. Thank you for the recipe!!"
"I can see why these could win a cupcake contest. They are heavenly! We loved the Pastry Cream Filling and it perfectly complimented the Chocolate Glaze on top just like the pie. Awesome cupcakes all the way around! Thanks goes out to you for sharing! Michelle"
"These are fabulous! They are definitely time-consuming, but totally worth it."
"These are very good! They taste best after being in the refrigerator awhile. I ate one 6 days after I made it from the fridge and I thought it tasted fantastic. The flavors meld together after being in the fridge I think. 4 stars because the work involved was very tedious."
"OMG, HEAVEN!!!! I would actually want to tone down the butter and sugar in this recipe to lighten them up if I make them again, because between myself and some friends, we ate the whole batch!!!"