Thursday, 1 January 2009

lovely bubbly...pink champagne cupcakes for New Year's Eve!

so what is the perfect kind of cupcake for New Year's Eve? obviously something with sparkly bubbly in it...because that is the festive drink of the evening. everyone raises their glasses full of fabulous champagne and wishes for a year ahead full of health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. so how about taking said fabulous champagne and using it to make some cupcakes...i mean it has to be possible, right? people put all kinds of alcohol into cakes so why not champagne...surely all those bubbles would make any batter light, airy and ever-so-fairy!
so i set to searching the internet for recipes and found a few that interested me...so i did a bit of a mish-mash by combining a couple of recipes into one...it was so fun working with pink champagne...i just loved the way it bubbled up as it was poured into the batter. and the result...absolute fascination by all when they heard my reply as to what i had baked for the evenings festivities...'pink champagne cupcakes...really?' 'can you put champagne in cupcakes?' the answer is most definitely a resounding Y-E-S to both questions. the champagne seemed to add this whole other-worldliness element to the cupcakes. they were so light and fluffy but with this delicate aroma and taste of the rosy champagne...so perfect! i topped them with cream cheese champagne icing and some delightful chocolate squares that had those ever so important words printed on them. everyone was very taken with them and most, i noticed, had two all to themselves. and that for me is truly the sign that they taste good. i mean it's polite to eat one...but two...that's pure enjoyment! i just love when things go exactly according to plan...when you have an idea...you see it through to fruition and it is shamelessly devoured down to the last crumb...
may i take a moment to wish all my fantastic readers and fans a very very Happy New Year. may all your dreams come true in 2009 and may i continue to bake, create and please...don't break those resolutions now with too many cupcakes...unless they're mine, of course!

9 comments:

Lorraine E said...

What a fantastic idea for a flavour and Pink Champagne no less! I like how the flavour is also reflected in the icing (cream cheese, is there any better?). Happy 2009 Sinead! :D

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi lorraine...and even better...there was enough left for me to fill a glass and toast a year full of cupcakes and hopefully another year full to come!

Faery said...

Happy New Year Sinead :)

Cookie said...

Happy 2009!

The chocolate with word is so apt! May I ask wherw you got them?

Stef said...

Happy New Year! These cupcakes look like the perfect choice to bring in 2009!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi faery...thanks! happy new year to you too!

Cookie, I bought the chocolates in a small chocolate shop in Vivocity - a shopping centre in Singapore.

Happy New Year, Stef! these were the perfect new year dessert...i would definitely make them again and again and again!

MomMega said...

Hello there, I came across your site in a cupcake search and I love it! Any chance you will share the recipe for the cupcakes and frosting? They would be PERFECT for my friends baby shower!

Jennie said...

Hi there, I'd love the recipe for these. I didn't see it linked the post. Are you sharing? :)

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