Friday, March 19, 2010

Kiss me, I'm Irish

At least I think I've got some Irish in the family tree somewhere. St. Patrick's Day is a great excuse to mix two things everybody loves: booze and cupcakes. It's a comon theme and one of my favorite blogs, Smitten Kitchen, posted these Guinness Chocolate cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting. Boozy chocolate cupcakes, boozy ganache filling, and boozy buttercream? Count me in!

But count my pocketbook out. I made a couple changes, seeing as how my liquor cabinet includes peppermint schapps, a bottle of wine we got as a gift, and the ever present Shiner Bock. I skipped the whiskey in the ganache, the chocolate is pretty yummy without it. And I balked at paying $15 for a bottle of Bailey's. But then I got pretty darn creative, and low-and-behold, I found an Irish cream Coffee Mate. Good enough for me. Those two changes are the only ones I made to the whole batch.

And seeing as how I had some leftover Colorflow mix from my Wilton's class, I decided to make these nice and festive. Gonna use this little technique in the future, definately.
Hope you recovered from your hangovers quickly.

1 comment:

  1. haha, the cupcake was delish! now I want to try one with that yummy frosting, okay? okay!