Bourbon Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

Oh hai guys! I made more chocolate things. It seems to be all I’ve got on the brain lately. Which is totally weird for me, because I would not call myself a chocoholic by any means. If you name something “death by chocolate” you’ve pretty much guaranteed that I’m not going to try it.

But for whatever reason I’m pulling the ultra-girl card the last month or so and all I can think about is chocolate. And then all I want to do is listen to Jason Mraz and Michael BublĂ©, curl up in comfy clothes and watch endless episodes of House Hunters International with The BF. Ugh. I’m my own worst nightmare.

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Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes

Ugh look at the wrinkles. I’m sorry.

Yeah, I know. This is the third recipe with bacon in it in the last week. Also it’s the second consecutive picture using the same dishtowel in the background. I’m sorry. I’m a terrible blogger and neglecting my duties. But c’mon! It’s bacon in a cupcake, it’s amazeballs and my most requested cupcake from my friends. Are you really going to hold it against me?

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Limetastic “Dotto” cupcakes

 

I may have mentioned before that my good friend Coach is paying me for cupcakes about twice a month. What I may not have mentioned is how totally awesome this gig is because I can literally choose any flavor I want and she is completely gung-ho and onboard. It’s a freakin’ dream. No nagging, no hemming and hawing, just pure, unadulterated enthusiasm.

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Glimmer Cupcakes

A few weeks ago my friend Coach approached me about possibly making cupcakes based on new wall-covering designs her company was selling. I wholeheartedly agreed, because this sounded like loads of fun. And it is! I delivered her first batch a few weeks ago, and luckily had made extras with all the leftover batter that I was able to deliver a second batch two days later, due to such high demand. Can you believe it? I made something in “high demand.” Best news ever.

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Tequila Sunrise Cupcakes

Images are so fuzzy because I was in such a rush before the party started, I'm so sorry!

So this Cupcake party I held was apparently quite the rager. Maybe it was the tupperware tequila shots that did folks in. Maybe. I mean, I had about half the people I invited show up – roughly 40 total, which is impressive for my small apartment. And while nothing was technically broken, my fridge wasn’t working the next morning. It’s a really great story actually, in retrospect, though last weekend I was righteously pissed about the whole thing.

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Jack and Coke Cupcakes

This was the first cupcake idea I thought of when I was beginning to plan my cupcake party. Throughout college (sorry Mom!) I {adored} Jack and cokes. I think a lot of that might have something to do with my first college boyfriend being in a heavy metal band and drinking a lot of Jack, I may have wanted to impress him. I mean, I was over a foot shorter than him, studying philosophy and living a hippie lifestyle (I had dredlocks for a very brief period of time that was thankfully never documented) and I wanted to prove that I was not all sunshine, flowers, peace, love and happiness. I had a dark side dammit.

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