Wilton Course One Class Three & Recipe

Last night was my third class of cake decorating basics. I am enjoying these classes a lot. I am currently taking all three courses at once and I thought that it would be crazy and it sort of is but I like the fact that in a months time I will be able to decorate a cake. The only thing I don't like about taking all three courses at once is that while the other students get to go home and relax, I have to go home and clean out all of my tools and tips so that I can make a different batch of icing in the morning to decorate with later that night. My classes go until 8:30 pm so I pretty much come home and clean everything and then head to bed.
Anyways, last night we had to bring in 6 cupcakes to ice and decorate in class. My choice of cupcake was a Kahlua cupcake with coconut icing and chocolate filling. The cupcake was delicious, I devoured it in about 2.3 seconds. I won't lie to you... I wanted another one but it was after 9pm and I did not need to be eating a bunch of sugar before going to sleep.
I am horrible with icing cupcakes or any cake for that matter so I was surprised when I was able to make the cutest cupcakes in the world. I didn't think that piping flowers would be so easy. We learned shell borders, pompom flower (that starfish looking blue flower), drop flowers, shaggy mums (the one that looks like cousin Itt from the Addams family), rosettes, swirled flowers and of course my favorite LEAVES! Those things are too darn cute it isn't funny. I could decorate an entire cake with just leaves, gosh they are simple and adorable.
We also learned how to fill a cupcake which I of course didn't know how to do that. I clearly need to be in these classes because I don't even know basic things. Last night was just a ton of fun. We learned a lot but it was at a steady pace and at no point did I feel rushed to complete anything.
Now onto the Kahlua cupcakes!

  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 c. Kahlua
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 c. non-fat buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Mix together the flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat together sugar and applesauce until combined. Add in the egg whites one at a time. Slowly add the Kahlua and buttermilk and mix until everything is combined.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until there are no lumps. Pour batter into cupcake paper lined cupcake pan about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Coconut icing
  • 1 c. solid white vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp. coconut extract
  • 2 Tbsp & 4 tsp. water
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  1. Cream shortening, flavor and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed with your electric mixer until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together.
  2. Blend an additional minute or so until creamy.
To assemble the cupcakes you fill a piping bag with chocolate pudding. I made instant from a box and put tip 230 on your piping bag. Push the tip into the cupcake and wiggle the tip around to make a cavity in the bottom of the cupcake. As you pull your tip out of the cupcake slowly, squeeze the bag of pudding. When you are almost to the top stop squeezing because the filling will rise as the cupcake settles back into place.
Fill another piping bag half of the way up with your coconut icing with tip 1M. Hold the tip above the surface of the cupcake and beginning at the outer edge of the cupcake circling in towards the center. Stop pressure once you are in the center and pull tip up and away.

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Ann said...

Hi I am visiting from Tasty Tuesday. These are so adorable not to mention look sooo yummy! Have a great week!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

So you're coming over this weekend with these for my Luau kids party right??? The look awesome! The kids would love kahlua!

Andrea said...

Your cupcakes are pretty and I bet the kahlua makes them extra tasty!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Two nice surprises in these cupcakes: the chocolate pudding and the Kahlua.
I'm visiting from Tuesday Tastes.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

How fun to be taking those courses!

Your cupcakes look amazing!

Felicia said...

Wow! You did such a great job!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're doing great to me. The cupcakes look amazing. ...I guess I'm the only one herw who doesn't know what kahlau is, but thanks for the recipes..I can ask a neighbor or in the store. I plan on trying these.


Mhel said...

Holy cupcakes!! I also want to attend cake decorating classes. isnt it amazing? I envy people who could really make good fondants and cupcakes...

Jessica said...

Looks fabulous! I can not wait to get to take the Wilton classes! I really want to learn to work with gumpaste!

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

Those look great! You are doing such a great job!
Thanks so much for sharing them on Cupcake Tuesday!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

You did great!! Love the coconut icing. Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT.

susan said...

I would love to take this class--your cupcakes are beautiful and sound delicious! I cheat and use an apple corer to hollow out a space--and then put the top back on :)