You know those Hostess cupcakes? of course you do...well I'm pretty much obsessed with 'em. I can eat an entire box in one sitting, however I don't recommend it. Sadly enough my obsessions goes as far as contemplating on how I can make my own. Ta-Da. I cheated though, I used a Pilsbury Devils Food cake mix...laziness, PMS, the desire for quick results. I just wolfed down two while writing this and I can't wait to eat one for breakfast.
Filling: 1/4 C. shortening 1/4 C. unsalted butter 2 C. confectioners sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 tsp. of vanilla extract 3 TBS. of cold milk
Beat together the shortening, salt and the butter until well mixed, add your confectioners sugar, beat well, then gradually add your milk and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
My frosting was so easy it's embarrassing, I like it though because it sets nicely but doesn't get hard.
10 one ounce blocks of bakers chocolate 1/2 C. of unsalted butter
Chop Bakers chocolate into small pieces, melt butter and chocolate together over high heat in a double broiler until smooth and creamy.
I recommend one of the filler tips from Wilton, my mom go one for me a while back and this was my first time using it, it worked perfectly. If you're gonna make these, I would definitely store them in the fridge, simply because of the frosting.