I’ve been enlisted to bake “spiked” cupcakes for a friend’s 30th birthday party. Being that I don’t drink, I’m kind of a hilarious person to be doing this. I know for sure one flavor will be chocolate cake with rum buttercream- possibly a chocolate cola cake so it’s “Rum and Coke,” get it? So, I want to do at least two spiked flavors and then at least one kid-friendly flavor. For the kids I’ll do peanut butter and chocolate, always a hit. I need ideas for cocktail cupcakes. I’d prefer to keep the alcohol in the frosting so it doesn’t bake off. Yeah, it’s that kind of party. But I’d prefer that they taste great, so that’s not a huge issue. I have recipes for spiked orange frosting that calls for Grand Marnier or Triple Sec and for Irish cream frosting. I also have recipes for pina colada cupcakes, Kahlua cupcakes and margarita cupcakes. I’m just having trouble putting flavors together because I honestly have no idea what any of this stuff tastes like. I think I’ve had rum raisin cake before, so I have sort of a clue on that one but Triple Sec and stuff like that? Total square, no idea.
Alright, lushes, I’m counting on you.