Cupcakes and Cocktails

11 Feb

BCAE Cupcakes and Cocktails

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Aside from the combination of time with family and friends, I cannot think of another better pairing than cupcakes and cocktails. In this baking session at the BCAE, we made 3 cupcakes and 3 cocktails. Can you say recipe for the BEST NIGHT EVER????

By the end of the night, we had made: Cake Frosting Shots, Spring Break Cupcakes, Chocolate Sangria Cupcakes with Fruit Compote, Red Wine Spicy Winter Sangria, Brandied Peach Cupcakes with Tangy Brown Sugar Frosting, and Apple Cider Hot Toddies.

HOW IT WORKED

The class was set up with 2 Kitchenaids. We were split up into groups. Half of us would make a drink, then the other half would prepare the batter. You mix the cupcake batter then make a drink. Repeat x 3. It worked out quite well. Dustin interjected funny stories and kitchen tips in between.

Kitchen at BCAE

WHAT WE MADE:

First up was the Cake Frosting Shot + Spring Break Cupcakes.

Cake Frosting Shot

Cake Frosting ShotThe cake frosting shot was my favorite and easiest drink to make. It is also dangerous.

To make:

Ingredients

  • 1 part amaretto
  • 1 part vanilla vodka
  • 2 part pineapple juice
  • Cracked ice
  • Marachino cherries, whipped cream, sprinkles

Directions

  1. Place cherry at the bottom of a shot glass
  2. Combine first four ingredients, shake, pour in a shot glass
  3. Adorn with whipped cream and sprinkles

Spring Break Cupcakes

Next, we made Red Wine Spicy Winter Sangia + Sangria Cupcakes with Fruit Compote topping.

Red Wine Spicy Winter Sangria

Red Wine Spicy Winter Sangria

Finally, there were Brandied Peach Cupcakes with Tangy Brown Sugar Frosting + Hot Toddies.

Brandied Peach CupcakePhoto Cred: Little Miss Runshine

Cupcakes to GoThe BCAE gave us a cupcake carrier to transport our cupcakes home in; however, if you have one you like to use-you can bring that in too!

After having taken the Cronut class as well as having concocted some fabulous Cupcakes + Cocktails, I highly recommend taking courses at the BCAE. It is so informative and fun.  Their next Cupcakes and Cocktails class, being held on March 28, 2014 from 6pm-9pm for $51 (members) and $60 (non-members) plus $25 materials.

Sooooo the question of the night…would I do this again?

BCAE Cupcakes and CocktailsPhoto thanks to beautyXpose

Stay Connected

Blog and Tweet Boston/Facebook/@BlogAndTweetBoston
BCAE Website/@BCAE/#CupcakesAndCocktails
Dustin Rennells/@MADYAGO

Location

Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE)
122 Arlington St
Boston, MA 02116

Note: I was provided complimentary admission to Cupcakes & Cocktails by the BCAE and Blog and Tweet Boston. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own.

2 Responses to “Cupcakes and Cocktails”

  1. Diana Mieczan February 13, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Sounds totally awesome and everything looks so good:) I want to do this too. Kisses, darling.

    • Elizabeth Halle February 13, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

      Yes yes yes! Would be so fun to make cupcakes with you one day if we were in the same city 😀

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