Created by Joni on September 29, 2013
Step 1: To make your cupcakes: Follow the directions on the cake mix box. Bake, and cool completely.
Step 2: While the cupcakes are baking, make the Cheesecake Frosting. Cheesecake Frosting:
Step 3: Beat the cream cheese and butter until blended and creamy.
Step 4: Add vanilla and confectionery sugar. Beat until well incorporated.
Step 5: Add marshmallow fluff, and fold in the mixture by hand. Set aside.
Step 6: Once the cupcakes are cool, size up a medium-sized strawberry and cut the top off, so it’s flat on top, for each cupcake.
Step 7: Using a small paring knife cut a hole out of the center of each cupcake to fit a strawberry, making sure you don't cut all the way through the cupcakes.
Step 8: Proceed, gently pressing one strawberry into all of your cupcakes.
Step 9: To frost the cupcakes:
Step 10: Using the largest star icing tip you have, pipe the icing in a giant swirl on top of the cupcake covering up the strawberry.
Step 11: You can of course, frost your cupcakes by hand instead, if you like. If using an icing tip and piping bag, it is helpful to chill the frosting before decorating. The icing will keep its form/shape better.
Step 12: To make cracker crumbs:
Step 13: Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave. Add brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs, and stir well. Top each cupcake by sprinkling the mixture on the frosting.
Step 14: Decoration:
Step 15: Halve 12 fresh strawberries, and top each cupcake with one half, for decoration.