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Cinnamon fun-da-Middles Cupcakes and Duff Goldman


I had a BLAST this past weekend at the Mixed Conference! OH MY!! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
I really, really, want to tell you… just not right now.
Ok, Ok… I’ll tell ya about Duff Goldman!
Duff Goldman from Charm City Cakes, Ace of Cakes, and the New Charm City Cakes West!
Have you heard of this cake decorating god?
I was lucky to have gotten a spot to decorate cake with Duff on an 8 to 1 basis. It was a bit overwhelming and I think everyone was a bit awe struck and didn’t want to look like a goofball and ask for autographs and photographs… so… there wasn’t much of that going on 🙁
We walked into the room and it was FILLED with Duff Decorating stuff by Gartner Studios! And I mean FILLED!
There was fondant, icing, sprays, pens, rollers, cutters, decorations, and two air brush machines. Everyone was expecting a “lesson” on decorating cakes, but Duff was just like, “Here’s the supplies, go for it!”
The great thing  is that everyone’s cake was different.
One thing I did learn, is that it’s hard to decorate a cake in one hour if you don’t have a plan!


Here I am with Duff and there is Heather getting some help from him.
It was an awesome 60 minutes spent with him!


The weekend left me completely exhausted and I really wanted something simple and easy to whip up for ya…. Welcome, Fun-da-Middles!


I’ve dressed up a few of these before. Last Christmas, I made some Candy Cane Fun-da-Middles for ya. This year, I’m going with Cinnamon!
 I found the pretty paper liners at Ross. I love looking for off the wall things at Ross and at TJ Max. Does anyone else get great candies and sprinkles there as well??
Also, just the simple addition of Cinnamon, good quality, Saigon Cinnamon (the kind they use at Cinnabon) to your cream center is the perfect way to add a fun twist to the vanilla cupcakes.


Nothing says Cinnamon like RED! And if you are planning to make red frosting, you need to make it the day before and use good quality red gel or powder food coloring. The red color will develop overnight and look better the next day. Just let it set at room temperature to soften and then beat in the cinnamon flavor before icing your cupcakes.


Or, if you are lazy, buy pre-made Red Frosting. Like This from the Duff Goldman line.



Cinnamon Fun-da-Middles Cupcakes
by Pint Sized Baker
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (12 Cupcakes)
  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Fun-da-Middles Cupcakes in Vanilla + Ingredients on box
  • 1 tsp of Saigon Cinnamon
  • 1 recipe of Buttercream Frosting
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon Extract
  • Red Hot Candies for garnish (optional)
Make Cupcake batter according to directions on box.
Kneed bad of cream filling and empty into a small bowl. Add Cinnamon and stir until combined. Place filling into a baggie and snip off a corner.
Add 1 tablespoon of the cupcakes batter to a prepared pan. Squeeze a dollop of cream filling into the CENTER of the batter. Cover cream with another tablespoon of batter and bake as directed.
Allow Cupcakes to cool.
Prepare buttercream frosting. If making red buttercream, make it the night before to allow the red to really develop. Or, buy a pre-colored package of red frosting. Add in Cinnamon Extract stir until smooth.
Fit a pipping bag with a Wilton 1M tip and fill bag half way with frosting. Pipe on and decorate with red hot candies.
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Claiming Our Space

Tuesday 18th of December 2012

Your cupcakes look too good to eat!! And too cool on meeting Duff! Thanks for sharing on the Winter Wonders & Holiday Happenings party!

The Mandatory Mooch

Thursday 13th of December 2012

These look delicious, Karyn. And what fun to meet Duff!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Can't wait to see what you link up this week. Thanks, Nichi


Wednesday 12th of December 2012

I would love to top some Christmas treats with these icings. I would love to try cinnamon. Brittany

Tammy Northrup

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

I've never seen this product before. I will have to look for it. Pumpkin flavoring is great!


Tuesday 11th of December 2012

I love using cinnamon.

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