Blue Moon Cupcakes!
So I was killing some time on Pinterest the other day, and came across this amazing blog called Miss Make! Beer + cupcakes caught my eye immediately. The second I saw the post I knew I had to try it!!
But since baking for fun has gotten a little expensive these days, I try to wait for the perfect occasion to bust out new recipes I’ve been wanting to try! Two of my guy friends had birthdays the same weekend, the perfect opportunity!! I love when that happens.
Check out an awesome blog and her how-to + recipe for these cupcakes right here, Blue Moon Cupcakes by Miss Make.
Thank you so much for a great recipe and inspiration!
Good thing I had the perfect liners just laying around!
I used zest from oranges fresh picked from my grandma’s orange tree, so yummy!
Baked and beautiful!
One thing I did change in this recipe; once the cupcakes came out of the oven and cooled for about 5 minutes, I poked holes in the tops of the cupcakes and brushed them with the leftover beer =]
To be honest, I couldn’t really taste the beer too much, but that was okay with me because these cupcakes were moist and delicious! You could probably add a 2nd or 3rd coat of beer for a stronger taste! Careful, too much liquid will make them soggy though!
Meringue frosting with fresh squeezed orange juice. So heavenly. Seriously, this is what I imagine the clouds in heaven will be like. =]
I added a couple orange sprinkles to each, you could always use an orange slice to garnish as well! If you do, make sure you serve them immediately, or wait until the last minute to put the orange on. They might get funky and make the frosting watery if not eaten right away!
Happy Birthday Andrew!!
Thank you to my love Dylan for some of the pictures, including this awesome one =]
I’m sorry, I HAD to share this picture. I love my grandma so much, she is amazing and my most dedicated taste-tester!! So silly.
Have a wonderful day!! Drink a Blue Moon and eat a cupcake. Or both =]