★ Grown-Up Cupcake Recipes | Fun Cocktail Flavors & Sophisticated Fairy Cakes for Adults ★
Top 10 Grown-Up Cake Ideas to Inspire
Cupcakes are super yummy and there are so many varieties - so I've put this page together to list my favourite cupcake flavours and recipes just for grown-ups. That means plenty of cocktail themes and alcohol, so these are not for kids!
There are White Russian, Appletini, Green Tea and many more fun and unusual ingredients, perfect for impressing at your next party :-)
I hope you find this selection appetizing.
Cupcake Recipe Books & Products
There is such a fun assortment of cupcake molds, decorating kits and recipe books available to choose from, that you can quickly go overboard! Here are my top picks:
This fun kit contains squeezy bottles, different shaped tips and a spatula, which all help you to decorate cupcake with a variety of colors and patterns.
I love these silicone molds and they would be perfect for a batch of spooky Halloween cupcakes!
This big book of cupcakes contains 175 recipes for a wide range of flavor combinations and designs, from kid's to sophisticated ideas.
A fantastic resource for cupcake recipes full of imagination and creativity, including cakes replicating pizzas and a vegetable patch.
This must be the biggest collection of recipes, surely?! Packed full of 500 baking instructions, this book features new and refreshing ideas as well as the classics.
Saffron, Almond & Pistachio Cupcakes
Biscoff & Kahlua Crunch Cupcakes
White Russian Cupcakes
How to Make Chocolate Shapes
Chocolate shapes are so easy and cheap to make but can really make a cupcake look something special. You can do loads of different shapes including hearts, stars, spirals and arty squiggles. Enjoy!
What you will need:
* 4oz/110g Chocolate
You can use any amount of chocolate you want really (although it's easier to burn the chocolate if you have too little), and also any type. Chocolate chips are a very popular form of chocolate to use (bittersweet, semi-sweet etc), and it doesn't matter whether you use milk, white or dark chocolate - it's just personal preference.
* Double boiler OR a saucepan and a large non-plastic bowl OR a microwave and a microwave-safe bowl
* Piping bag or plastic squeeze bottle (you will find them in any cake decorating shop)
* Wax/parchment paper
- Transfer the chocolate to either a squeeze bottle or a piping bag. You can make your own piping bag with a freezer bag if you need to; just cut a very small amount off one of the bottom corners to let a thin stream of the chocolate through.
- Lay a large piece of parchment paper out onto a table, making sure it's held down flat.
- Drizzle chocolate onto the paper in different patterns, making sure that you don't make too many thin sections as this will probably end up breaking when you come to remove the chocolate from the paper. Solid shapes are a safe bet.
- When you have finished let the chocolate set for an hour or two (in the freezer).
- Very carefully remove the chocolate shapes from the paper by curling the paper away from it.
- Finished! Now use the shapes to decorate your cupcakes :)