Motherhood impending last year, Mr Cherryspoon and I decided on a baby moon. We were also two minutes away from having construction on our house, I think you know we’re I’m getting at here, we needed a budget getaway, so we opted for a short cruise. It was alright but that’s besides point, the point is it sailed from Boston and amidst all the cool historical sites we saw walking around downtown we stumbled upon Sweet Cupcakes.
Yea, it took me this long to go to a Sprinkles, and turns out one just opened in New York, none the less while still in LA, I checked out the flagship store and it was very cool. The thing … Continue reading →
Are you going to CupcakeCamp NYC tonight? If you are, and I hope you are, maybe you can try my FlufferNutter Cupcakes! I had one yesterday, they’re good! Last year I took the same Peanut Butter base cupcakes, but with … Continue reading →
Two Whole Foods cupcakes one crazy cute (above) and one one a little Cake Wrecky, but more on that later. Today, I hung out with the very cool Mary Ann from Puff & Choux (also the organizer of CupcakeCampNYC) while … Continue reading →
Today is Mad Men’s Third Season finale and what better way to bid a sad “See you next year” farewell to one of my favorite shows, than (of course!) making a cupcake version of Mr. Draper’s drink of choice.
An Old Fashioned is made with bourbon, simple syrup, ice, a few dashes of bitters and garnished with an orange slice, a lemon twist and maraschino cherries. These cupcakes are a bourbon cake, topped with a citrus glaze and topped with a a slice of orange and a Maraschino cherry, and if may say so, they’re quite delicious.
1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons milk ( I used soy milk, simply because was out of reg milk)
3/4 cup canola oil
10 ounces white sugar
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until it’s done, I know that’s a little vague but I forgot to write down how long it took. It was early morning on a Sunday, OK? I think it took about 30 mins, and these cupcakes by the way domed beautifully.
Now, which of the characters do you think would enjoy these? Honestly I think the only characters who would love these are Trudy Campbell, Suzanne Farrell (Sally’s teacher) and of course Sally herself. (…wait there’s Bourbon in these?!? )
I’m an equal opportunity eater, so whilst a Fresh Direct ordering frenzy brought on by a 25 percent off coupon, yours truly refused to pass up the chance to try their cupcakes. (Also bought an insane amount of leeks but that’s another story.)
I’ve been on a Chai kick lately and it was only a matter of time before I decided to bake with it! On a side note, my posts have been somewhat verbose lately, so this one will be short and sweet, pinky promise.