Alice in Wonderland – Jam Filled Cupcake

Soon her eye fell on a little glass box that was lying under the table: she opened it, and found in it a very small cake, on which the words `EAT ME’ were beautifully marked in currants. `Well, I’ll eat it,’ said Alice, `and if it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door; so either way I’ll get into the garden, and I don’t care which happens!’ ~ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Chapter 1

Eat me drink me
Eat Me Drink Me

I’m not particularly fond of currants, so I topped my little cake with royal icing instead. I used a basic yellow cake mix recipe for the cupcake, and I filled it with jam – just because 🙂

Jam Filling
Filling the cupcake with jam

To fill a cupcake with jam, custard, or fruit, cut a cone out of the top, then cut off half the cone. Fill the indent with a teaspoon of filling, then plug the hole with the remaining cone. Simple really! You will need to add icing to hide the cut marks. Here’s the end result:

Jam filled cupcake

Yum! And in case you’re wondering, the drink me bottle was just full of water and food coloring. What it should have tasted like is described below, but it would have been hard to pull this one off:

Alice ventured to taste it, and finding it very nice, (it had, in fact, a sort of mixed flavour of cherry-tart, custard, pine-apple, roast turkey, toffee, and hot buttered toast,) she very soon finished it off.


  1. Lol, I love the little “eat me!” And the set-up with the book and teacup, heh.

    Hey, you could potentially make blueberry muffins (with a twist!) that way using blueberry jam. (I don’t actually like blueberries, haha, but for some strange reason the idea still appeals to me.)

    What a great idea, Theresa! I should try this with apricot or something…

  2. Heh. Those different flavors in the “Drink Me” are all quite nice and delicious things. But I’m glad you didn’t try to replicate it. Because the combination of all at once? Blech! Thinking about it makes me want to puke… Not every good flavor would actually taste good combined together.

  3. Nice composition in the first picture. These remind me a little of Swedish semlor, which are less muffin-like and more sweet-bread like stuffed with marzipan and whipped cream. The urban legend was that sweets were outlawed and this was a way to make it look like you were just eating bread.

  4. I have to agree with Stephen, the pictures are awesome! Although I must admit…All those flavors combined sound sort of tasty. Half of them are savory… Turkey, custard and toast…balanced off with an equal amount of sweet…cherry tart, pineapple, and toffee. Mmmm. I’d suggest doing some experiments. 😉

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