Happy birthday to me! What better way to celebrate than with tiny alcoholic jello cupcakes? I found this recipe (and many more I’d like to try) for Birthday Cake Jello Shots on the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth. Cake vodka, cream soda, cran and heavy cream gelled together into an adorable cupcake shape and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles - they’re any girls dream! (Note: The boys in my life were pretty fond of them too).

Birthday Cake Jello Shots (from the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth)Recipe adapted from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

+ 2/3 cup cream soda

+ 2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail
+ 1 tbsp heavy cream
+ 2 envelopes plain gelatin*
+ 2/3 cup cake-flavored vodka
+ Few drops food coloring, if desired
+ Whipped cream - fresh or store-bought
+ Sprinkles for garnish

- Lightly spray the mold with non-stick spray and wipe excess off with a paper towel. Don’t overdo it or the residue will affect the taste of the jello.
- Pour the soda, juice, and cream into a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to soak for 2-3 minutes, then begin to heat on low, stirring constantly until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes).
- Remove saucepan from heat and add vodka and food coloring.
- Pour into molds and chill for several hours, or until set.
- Remove from mold, top with whipped cream, and enjoy responsibly!

*The original recipe suggests 2-3 envelopes, depending on how long your jello shots will be left out (more gelatin for more time). I opted for 3 because we were traveling an hour to get to the party, but I found them to be a little too firm , so I suggest you stick with 2 and plan accordingly for the best results!

Recipe yields 30 small jello shots using this mold

Happy birthday to me! What better way to celebrate than with tiny alcoholic jello cupcakes? I found this recipe (and many more I’d like to try) for Birthday Cake Jello Shots on the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth. Cake vodka, cream soda, cran and heavy cream gelled together into an adorable cupcake shape and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles - they’re any girls dream! (Note: The boys in my life were pretty fond of them too).


Birthday Cake Jello Shots (from the blog Erica’s Sweet Tooth)
Recipe adapted from Jelly Shot Test Kitchen

+ 2/3 cup cream soda
+ 2/3 cup cranberry juice cocktail
+ 1 tbsp heavy cream
+ 2 envelopes plain gelatin*
+ 2/3 cup cake-flavored vodka
+ Few drops food coloring, if desired
+ Whipped cream - fresh or store-bought
+ Sprinkles for garnish

- Lightly spray the mold with non-stick spray and wipe excess off with a paper towel. Don’t overdo it or the residue will affect the taste of the jello.
- Pour the soda, juice, and cream into a medium saucepan and sprinkle the gelatin on top. Allow the gelatin to soak for 2-3 minutes, then begin to heat on low, stirring constantly until gelatin is fully dissolved (about 5 minutes).
- Remove saucepan from heat and add vodka and food coloring.
- Pour into molds and chill for several hours, or until set.
- Remove from mold, top with whipped cream, and enjoy responsibly!
*The original recipe suggests 2-3 envelopes, depending on how long your jello shots will be left out (more gelatin for more time). I opted for 3 because we were traveling an hour to get to the party, but I found them to be a little too firm , so I suggest you stick with 2 and plan accordingly for the best results!

Recipe yields 30 small jello shots using this mold

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Jul 11
8:45 am
20 notes
This is not your normal chocolate cupcake. This chocolate cupcake is drunk on Grand Marnier and buzzed on coffee. 
Let me break it down for you by layer: + Chocolate cupcake : infused with Patron XO cafe liqueur+ Filling : chocolate Grand Marnier pudding+ Frosting : chocolate and Grand Marnier ganache+ Topped with a chocolate covered coffee bean
This is the amazing work of my friend Kate, and I hope to be sharing more of her work with you soon!
Photo credit: Kate Hurgeton

This is not your normal chocolate cupcake. This chocolate cupcake is drunk on Grand Marnier and buzzed on coffee

Let me break it down for you by layer: 
+ Chocolate cupcake : infused with Patron XO cafe liqueur
+ Filling : chocolate Grand Marnier pudding
+ Frosting : chocolate and Grand Marnier ganache
+ Topped with a chocolate covered coffee bean

This is the amazing work of my friend Kate, and I hope to be sharing more of her work with you soon!

Photo credit: Kate Hurgeton


PHOTO
Jan 31
8:43 am
8 notes
These, my friends, are Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, and they were indeed the bomb. Best cupcake I’ve ever had… and then some.
It is a chocolate cupcake made with a Stout beer reduction, soaked in Irish whiskey, and frosted with a buttercream that contains about 177 ml of Baileys. Are you drooling yet?
Photo credit: Lush Lady
Made by: my super talented friend Kate Hurgeton

These, my friends, are Irish Car Bomb cupcakes, and they were indeed the bomb. Best cupcake I’ve ever had… and then some.

It is a chocolate cupcake made with a Stout beer reduction, soaked in Irish whiskey, and frosted with a buttercream that contains about 177 ml of Baileys. Are you drooling yet?

Photo credit: Lush Lady

Made by: my super talented friend Kate Hurgeton


PHOTO
May 16
5:38 pm
6 notes
I was definitely in need of some Sweet Revenge today. Located on Carmine Street in the West Village, Sweet Revenge pairs their creative cupcakes with imported wines and beers resulting in the ultimate dessert menu. I enjoyed the house Sweet Revenge cupcake (peanut butter cake with a ganache center and peanut butter fudge frosting) and paired it with the Kopparberg Pear Cider of Sweden. Not the usual pairing, but the cider is so yummy I had to veer from the suggestion. My husband Santi had the pistacho-centric Casablanca cupcake with the Früli Strawberry White from Belgium. Revenge is sweet indeed! (Sorry I had to). 
Price: $30 for 2

I was definitely in need of some Sweet Revenge today. Located on Carmine Street in the West Village, Sweet Revenge pairs their creative cupcakes with imported wines and beers resulting in the ultimate dessert menu. I enjoyed the house Sweet Revenge cupcake (peanut butter cake with a ganache center and peanut butter fudge frosting) and paired it with the Kopparberg Pear Cider of Sweden. Not the usual pairing, but the cider is so yummy I had to veer from the suggestion. My husband Santi had the pistacho-centric Casablanca cupcake with the Früli Strawberry White from Belgium. Revenge is sweet indeed! (Sorry I had to). 

Price: $30 for 2


PHOTO
Jan 29
9:31 pm