Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 14th May 2010

Time seems to be flying by, we are only a few weeks away from the big day. We have finalized the menu, wrapped the gifts for the bridal shower games, wrapped the bomboniere (favours).  We’ve decided on the flowers for the centrepieces but we haven’t secured a supplier yet.  I am getting a little nervous and hope we find a supplier very soon.  I’ve picked up the menu cards, actually, 2 different styles and hope to choose the perfect one this weekend.

A close up photo of a boston cream pie cupcake on a white plate with a silver fork on an orange pattern napkin.

My mom, sisters and I have been baking cookies for weeks.  I am a little behind in this area but will catch up this weekend.  I will be making mini cannoli and mini portuguese custard tarts (bride and groom’s favourites) the week of the shower. Everything is running smoothly thus far and we are keeping our fingers crossed that everything continues to go well.

A close up photo of a boston cream pie cupcake on an inverted champagne glass with a purple ribbon tied around the glass.

I have tested my last cupcake recipe this week.  On the menu today we have Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes, light, moist and creamy, topped with chocolate ganache icing. These were so simple to make, my only fear is that there are a few steps to assembling these cupcakes, cutting them, filling and icing and they would have to be assembled last minute.  With so many things that need to be tended to on the day of the shower it may be a difficult choice, although, the taste would be well worth it. Just imagine, taking a big bite of a Boston Cream doughnut, the cream, chocolate and moist cake coming together as one, absolutely delicious!

A close up photo of 3 boston cream pie cupcakes on a white plate on a blue striped sheet of paper.

I have decided that whichever gourmet cupcake I choose (Orange Cupcakes, Deep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, Lemon-Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes or Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes), I will make the mini version.    I hope to please all the guests from the children to the adults.  The great plus with all the cupcakes is that they can be baked ahead of time and kept in the freezer till the day of the event, especially as minis, they will defrost quickly.  The icings and creams can be prepared the day before and the cupcake garnishes can be made and stored for weeks before the event.

A photo of 3 boston cream pie cupcakes on a white cake stand with a blue ribbon.

All the recipes have been tested, the cupcakes made and eaten, all that’s left, choosing the perfect one.  It’s a difficult choice and I am hoping you will help me pick the perfect one!

A close up photo of 3 boston cream pie cupcakes on a white plate with chocolate shavings scattered on the plate.

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Comments (24)

24 Responses to “Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes”

  1. 3 Organized Chicks Says:

    Those look devine Grace. You have a tough decision!

  2. Grace Says:

    Thank you, they all taste so delicious too, makes it doubly difficult.

  3. Julia Says:

    These look GREAT!

  4. Melissa Says:

    These are all adorable and look delicious! If you can only choose one, I’d be inclined to go with these ones as they look cute and gourmet. :)

  5. Grace Says:

    Thank you Julia & Melissa!

  6. Marly Says:

    Would it be too much to make some of each? They all look so incredible, it’s too hard to choose. And if your goal is to please as many guests as possible it would be good to give them choices. I think I’m looking forward to your part and I’m not even going! Hey, think of all the calories I’ll save! ;-)

  7. Grace Says:

    Hey Marly, wish I could make all of them but I have a few other things I am making last minute and it would be too hard to juggle everything. I think I will probably make at least two.

  8. Joanne Says:

    Boston cream pie donuts were always my favorite variety from dunkin donuts so I know I would absolutely love these cupcakes. I am so impressed that you are doing all of this baking for a bridal shower – sounds stressful but fun!

  9. Grace Says:

    Dunkin donuts are fantastic, we don’t have the chain here in Canada. It’s a tradition to do a ton of baking, usually cookies and pastries but I thought a gourmet cupcake would be nice.

  10. Lucy Says:

    These look fantastic and such a divine treat. Also, I love your cake-stand with the ribbon threaded through – beautiful!

  11. Grace Says:

    Thank you Lucy, ran across this stand the other day and I couldn’t resist, they had them with different colour ribbons and I had to hold back from buying them all.

  12. Dina Says:

    wow those look delicious!

  13. Awais javed Says:

    I love to visit you kitchen its awesome :)
    great i daily visit it to have some thing for my day

  14. Grace Says:

    Thank you!

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  19. andy Says:

    good cupcakes

  20. Leslie Says:

    How much flour do you need for this recipe and what kind of flour, I’m confused by what it says in the ingredient portion.

  21. Grace Says:

    Hi Leslie you need cake and pastry flour but you must sift it before you measure the 2 cups needed for the recipe.

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  23. Sharon Baines Says:

    I love your website it is marvelous. I too am Italian from Italy.

    Do you have a cook book with the superb pictures of your

    baked items. I would love to buy if you do. This is the first

    time I have seen it. My Italian cousins and I are going to have

    fun. Thanks hope to hear from you. Thanks for the great way

    you do the recipes Sharon.

  24. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Thank you very much Sharon and yes I do have a cookbook, it was published this past June and you can purchase it here – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1612430244?ie=UTF8&tag=grasswelif-20&creativeASIN=1612430244 Buona Pasqua!

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