Word on the street is that it’s been national cupcakes week this week! And when I say word on the street, what I really mean is a few hashtags on Instagram, but that’s enough to convince me to jump on the bandwagon!
For the first time in a while I can proudly admit that a decision to do a post isn’t entirely random and last minute. Not only had I been a questionable friend in forgetting to make cake for not one, but two of my best friends’ birthdays, one of the girls I was closest to at work finally managed to escape and find a new job so I felt there was cause for celebration all around! So after joking about bringing a bottle of bucks fizz to work I landed on these cupcakes as, I will admit, a somewhat reluctant alternative. But hopefully they were worth it!
If you read my blog posts you will probably have noticed that, aside from baking, I also talk a lot about drinking! Since I am a Geordie lass this isn’t probably that surprising, but since my effort pales when compared with the likes of Geordie Shore I thought this time I would approach alcohol in a way that dodges the hangovers and accommodates my comparably tame attempts at drinking. Continue reading “Blueberry Kir Royale Cupcakes”
Even though I am not a massive fan of liquorice, this cupcake recipe has been floating around for a few years and always goes down a storm whenever I revisit it. I first made these cupcakes a few years ago for a friend and the way the sweetness of the butter cream balances out the flavour and takes away some of the harshness of the aniseed means they serve well as a sort of gateway to real stuff. Not a good idea if, like me, you’re hooked on everything else with sugar in and don’t want to add anything else to this list. However, I have many friends who are still sceptical, so thought I would post the recipe to prove it!