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Mashed Potato Cupcakes


Last night I decided to put my old piping bag to healthier uses.  I used to love decorating cakes...but my kids wouldn't eat them.  In fact one birthday I was prepared to make an awesome cake (since I had just finished the Wilton beginners class), when my son announced he didn't want cake for his birthday. Instead he asked for these:

P9260011 I was mortified! embarrassed!  And prayed the other mothers wouldn't know I was serving up Twinkies! 

But onto why you are really here, and it's not Twinkies!

This simple presentation of mashed potatoes was a big hit!  

All we did was make mashed potatoes.  I use 1 potato per person eating (so I boiled 5 chopped potatoes)

DSC_1404 Blended the chopped/ cooked potatoes with a bit of salt, butter, and milk. 

DSC_1405 Then scooped the potatoes into a piping bag with the #20 star tip. 


And piped them into my favorite silicone muffin cups (other uses for the muffin cups):

DSC_1430 DSC_1434 DSC_1423 As I was falling asleep last night I was thinking... this would have been gorgeous with sweet potatoes!  Or to blend orange and white potatoes together!. or my husband thought I should have made them green for St. Patrick's day!  Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Oh well!




WARNING: If you are to try this at home..  I actually had a super difficult time getting the mashed potatoes through the #20 Piping tip.  My mashed potatoes, although I blended them really really well, were still somewhat chunky.  And the potato chunks got stuck in the tip.  I ended up prying the prongs of my tip open just a little bit wider.  If you have a bigger tip, it would be wise.


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03/17/2010 4:18pm
Great presentation! I have to try this!
03/18/2010 4:39am
cute! i have a gigantic tip, so i will try it! i've also used it for filling deviled eggs!
03/18/2010 1:14pm
Those are so cute!
03/19/2010 10:00pm
Ooh, I've done this, but I baked individual meatloafs in the muffin tin, and then "frosted" with mashed potatoes. So super cute!
03/24/2010 11:43pm
Mashed Potato Cupcakes! Yum. I think I would actually prefer them to regular cupcakes. :)
01/23/2011 1:41pm
Sounds exciting and yummy!
11/04/2011 3:56pm
[...] Mashed potatoes are a great way to prepare potatoes. They are considered a vegetable and most kids like them! [...]
12/31/2011 8:18pm
This is a wonderful little ones will really love this idea.

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