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Mashed Potato Cupcake Recipe

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here!

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:

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here! 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)

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here! Blended the chopped/ cooked potatoes with a bit of salt, butter, and milk.

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here! Then scooped the potatoes into a piping bag with the #20 star tip.

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here!

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

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here! Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here! Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here! 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!

Mashed Potato Cupcakes. The newest trend in cupcakes is here!

 

 

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.

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY



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