Wow, so I know I really haven’t been keeping up on this. There are no excuses. Well, life gets in the way as everyone knows, and this is on the very bottom of my list of priorities. But I did manage, however, to get some baking in for this months Iron Cupcake contest, themed “wine”. For the longest time, I was debating whether or not I wanted to use white or red, and I then remembered having a sherry bundt cake with pecans a while back and it was amazing. So I went with dry sherry and made a pecan streusel muffin-like topping instead of a frosting, which I thought would overpower it. And they’re vegan, of course. I altered and adapted a recipe from VCTOTW. They turned out great! I was hesitant substituting half of the milk ingredients for the wine, but they didn’t turn out dry like I thought they might have. They’re almost like an in between cupcake/muffin. Really, really good. I’ll be baking (and cooking) with wine more often now that I have the reminder of how much of a kick it can put something and make it taste fantastic!
as well as a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6057281.
PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243382, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice – sweet!
As an added bonus for January, our friend at SWEET CUPPIN CAKES BAKERY AND CUPCAKERY SUPPLY will be tossing in another treat as well, http://www.acupcakery.com/index.html.