Spring Cupcakes with Strawberry Curd Filling

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Curd Filling and a Starburst Flower

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Let’s continue National Strawberry Month with these beautiful, simple, and tasty spring cupcakes. Fill them with a little strawberry curd, and top with a candy flower that anyone can create.
The strawberry curd I shared last week was the inspiration for these, however, the Starburst flowers on top add to the spring look and flavor beautifully. You can find the recipe below, but it is so incredibly simple you can switch it up to fit your fancy.  

Spring Cupcakes with Strawberry Curd Filling
A quick cupcake with strawberry curd filling, topped with a starburst flower creates a beautiful spring centerpiece.
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  1. 1 box White Cake Mix + ingredients to make it
  2. Strawberry Curd
  3. Vanilla Frosting
  4. Starburst flowers
  1. Mix and bake cake mix according to the package directions for cupcakes.
  2. Put the strawberry curd in a piping bag fitted with a filling tip.
  3. Insert into the cupcakes and fill with yummy goodness.
  4. Use another piping bag and fill with the frosting.
  5. Frost your cupcakes, and top with Starburst flowers.
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On to the Starburst flowers! So I was walking around the store grabbing items to make the strawberry curd when these flowers just popped into my head. I’ve been playing with starbursts since I was a kid, but had never made flowers like this before. They are incredibly easy, however, your fingers will get pretty sticky, especially if you’re making a couple dozen. 
You’ll need a pair of scissors, starbursts, and candy pearls. Start by unwrapping your starbursts, and then flattening them with your fingers until they’re about half their normal thickness. 
Next, you’ll make 2 small cuts towards to the center, without cutting all the way through to the center. After the first two cuts, you’ll shape the corner into your first petal. Then work your way around cutting and making the rest of the petals. 
Once your petals are all formed, add a pearl candy to the center, and Voila! Starburst flowers to make any dessert spring worthy. 

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