I can't remember where I first heard about guava cupcakes but on a trip to South Florida I stopped at a little Cuban cafe called Relcreo Bakery. They had oh so yummy Cuban sandwhich. The bakery also had pastelitos de guayaba without the cream cheese though. It was also very very yummy. At the advice of a Cuban friend, he expressed that he's never eaten pastelitos de guayaba without cream cheese. So a cream cheese frosting it was.
I wish I had a photo of the inside of it but alas, every now and again my camera eats the good photos. I swear it's a representation of eating the real thing.
The cupcake is a vanilla bean cupcake with a whipped guava filling and then of course the cream cheese frosting and a little orange gumpaste rose I made. I wanted to add sugared guava peel but couldn't find any guava.
I wasn't really sure about the combination but once I bit into one I could see why the two ingredients are favored together. It was really really yummy!! I will post the recipe as soon as I can get it all written out.
I've gotten the preliminary drawing for the first Bridal Cupcake and hope to start it as soon as I go out and buy the dowels. Also someone gave me a great idea for an April Fool's Day cupcake. I did mention 3 cupcakes with spring flowers on them and will be working on them as well.