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My Christmas baking list has narrowed down to only this (I make 150!) Gene Oliver (yes, the baseball player from Rock Island) expects these in his hands every Christmas. He is also my former brother-in-law and still is a friend. At my church and the Princeton Lions Club I am known as the "Cupcake" Lady. I make that curly-Q in the colors of the seasons or for birthday parties, whatever the birthday person wants. Fun! Oh yes! This is from your newspaper many, many years ago.

Ingredients

1 package (18.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix
Creamy vanilla filling, recipe follows
Chocolate glaze, recipe follows
Creamy vanilla filling:
6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Chocolate glaze:
4 squares unsweetened chocolate
8 teaspoons vegetable shortening
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup water

Instructions

Prepare cake mix according to directions on package. Bake in paper lined cupcake pans; cool. Prepare filling by beating together shortening, egg white, vanilla and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in remaining sugar until thick. Prepare glaze by melting chocolate and shortening in a medium-sized bowl over simmering water in a saucepan. Remove from heat; beat in confectioners' sugar and water with a wire whisk to make a smooth mixture. Keep warm over simmering water. To assemble cupcakes: Remove paper liners from cooled cupcakes. With sharp knife, cut off 1/8-inch slice from bottom of cupcake; reserve. Cut a cone shape piece from bottom, 1/8 inch from sides and almost to the top of the cupcake. Fill with about 2 teaspoons of creamy vanilla filling; press reserved slice back onto cupcake. Repeat with remaining cupcakes. Place filled cupcakes top down on wire rack set over a piece of waxed paper. Coat with chocolate glaze. Let set. Garnish with remaining cream filling and a walnut, if desired.

Harry and Kitty Walker
Princeton, Iowa



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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