Inspired by Not Quite Nigella's beautiful Linzer Heart Cupcakes I decided to embark on my own version!
First I made some passionfruit curd that Nigella Lawson recently posted on her site. It was really lovely, very creamy in texture. My passionfruit were on the sweet side so i could have added less sugar as i prefer a curd with a bit more tang!
Next I made some muffins (the same recipe i used for the lemon curd muffins - except no curd of course). These are a very soft moist muffin, I think the yoghurt is what gives it the nice texture.
For assembly I had refrigerated the curd and left the muffins to cool on the bench overnight.
In the morning I carefully cut the top off my muffins and then turned the top upside down (NQN's tip) to cut out a star shape. I chose the star shape as these are for my family we are going to visit :)
I then spooned a decent amount of curd on the muffin and added my star studded lid. Gorgeous! I was really pleased they worked so well.