Monday, April 30, 2012

Mother's Day Bouquets

I have to say these are really pretty.  And I'm glad I've had the opportunity to make a few for the local people of Ocala and Dunnellon.

This one was made for a dear friend.  Almond cake with honey buttercream.  A really nice combination.

And new things are coming along at Cupcakeables!  Cupcakes in a Jar have been introduced.  So far they are the easiest way to ship.  Also Frosting Shocks - 2oz "shots" of frosting.  Working on a list for that!

Now must come up with an idea for Father's Day :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Amaretto Rum Cupcakes

I made these for my uncle's birthday since he's been mentioning I haven't given him a taste test yet!

This is a simple yellow cake that I added about 1/4 cup Capt Morgan to before baking and 1 1/2 teaspoon rum extract.

After I baked the cupcakes I soaked them with about 3 tablespoons of the rum.  The buttercream has about 1/4 cup DiSaronno in it.

I also created an amaretto syrup to top the cupcake but it was way too potent.  I think next time I will make the syrup and mix in the buttercream.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup amaretto

cook until sugar is dissolved

I also toasted some almonds and tossed them with butter and sugar and put them on top of the cupcake.

They were really really good!  Definitely would make again and could make non-alcoholic.