When reading this post I have to admit I would forgive you for thinking I was lacking a bit on the imagination front: while dark chocolate and raspberry is a delicious flavour combo, it isn’t actually anything new. But you know the saying, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!
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!