Baby Love {Recipe: Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes}

I remember the day we found out our first baby was going to be a boy. I, of course, was happy to find out he was healthy but I was beside myself with worry about what I’d do with a boy. I am a girly girl, all the way around, and for some reason just had it in my head that if I was blessed enough to have kids, they’d be girls. The idea that I’d ever be a mom to a boy never crossed my mind.

Jacob was born, and little by little I was given the opportunity to discover how special little boys are. They are different than girls, that’s for sure, but just as sweet, lovable and fun as girls. Having my first born be a boy has been a really great experience and now I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Much to Jacob’s dismay, babies 2, 3, and 4 were girls. Oh, I got my girls alright, but also had the chance to give them the opportunity to have something incredibly special… an older brother to always look out for them (which, we’re still waiting on to happen, but I’m sure it will, someday, right?)My friend Kristan is having a baby girl… if there is a more girly girl out there than me, I’d imagine it would be Kristan. I can picture the pink bows, the tea parties, the mommy / daughter pedicures and princess parties so clearly. Kristan is all about girly things. Kristan is also the mom of a boy, though, and has done an amazing job of merging her love of girly with his love of ninja’s, Nerf guns and bugs. Her Jon David is going to be a great big brother… a protector to his sister, Lucy.

A Surprise Baby Shower for Kristan!

I’m excited to share that a group of Kristan’s friends have joined together to throw a surprise baby shower for Kristan — and we’re all celebrating with cupcakes! For a list of bloggers participating, make sure to scroll down below the recipe and see what special cupcake creations we’ve all come up with.

Congratulations, Kristan, Jess and Jon David on the little bundle of joy that will soon grace your world. Happiest of days to you all!

Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes
Use your favorite chocolate and strawberry cake recipe, or go for a box mix, to create these special tri-colored and flavored Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes.
  • Batter for one chocolate cake (use homemade or a cake mix)
  • Batter for one strawberry cake (use homemade or a cake mix)
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • Frosting, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Fill paper lined muffin cups ⅓ full of chocolate batter. Par-bake for 5 minutes, then remove from oven.
  3. Continue by topping par-baked chocolate batter with strawberry batter, filling cups an additional ⅓ full.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile, to create the filling, beat together softened butter, shortening, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt until fluffy.
  6. Insert a very small tip into a pastry or plastic bag; fill with cream filling. Push the tip through the bottom of the paper liners to fill each cupcake. Serve and enjoy!

Kristan’s Baby Shower Attendees:

Cookies and Cups | Zebra Cake Cupcakes

The Hungry Housewife  | White Cupcakes  

She Wears Many Hats |  Pretty in Pink Party Marshmallows

Two Peas and Their Pod | Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Bluebonnets and Brownies |  Apple Cider Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

My Baking Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cupcakes

Picky Palate | Pumpkin Brownie Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Blooming on Bainbridge | Twinkie Cupcakes with Pink Cherry Frosting

Food For My Family | Pomegranate and Lime Olive Oil Yogurt Cupcakes

Bakingdom |  Homemade Twinkie Cupcakes

Sprinkle Bakes | Princess Torte Cupcakes

Glorious Treats | Sweet Baby Cupcakes with Easy Fondant Toppers

Sweet Sugarbelle | Damask Cookies

Buns In My Oven | Maple Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Dine and Dish | Neapolitan Cream Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate and Carrots | Whole Wheat Chocolate Cupcakes

Bake at 350 | Little Pumpkin Cupcakes

Living Locurto | Baby Shower Printables (coming soon)

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  1. says

    You guys are too sweet for doing this for Kristan! These gorgeous cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate. I wish I had a couple of these for breakfast!

    I’m not a mom yet but I would love to have a boy first so he can look after all his younger siblings!

  2. says

    I was just saying to my husband the other night, “I don’t know what to do with a boy!!!” It’s definitely going to be different!

    Great shower for Kristan. So much fun!

  3. says

    These look delicious, my list of desserts I need to try is growing faster than I have time to make them! Early in my pregnancy with my first I knew he was going to be a boy… my last pregnancy (with #2) I was leaning towards a girl, but he turned out to be a boy as well. Kind of nice because the two boys can eventually play together (and with their boy cousins their same age.) I am hoping to have a girl eventually though ;).
    Congrats to Kristan!

  4. says

    These are gorgeous Kristen!
    Can’t believe you have 3 girls and they all have a big brother!
    How perfect is that!
    You are right~Jon David will be such an awesome big brother!
    Love it that you and Kristan are so GIRLY~GIRL! Me too!
    Hugs and LOVE sweetie!
    I’m in love with your new blog design!
    I know you must be too!
    Give that adorable sweet~pea of yours a hug from me!
    She’s such a cutie!

  5. says

    These are adorable cupcakes, and I love Kristan’s blog. I haven’t had the opportunity to meet her in person yet, but I’m sure we will cross paths eventually. And THANK YOU so much for featuring me as your “Blog of the Week” I am so honored! :)

  6. says

    Your cupcakes look amazing for Kristan’s baby Lucy! The shower has been so fun to come and take a look around at all of the delicious treats! We would love to have you link up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday at We hope you’ll stop by! -The Six Sisters


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