If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
If you're not into yoga, if you have half-a-brain.
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
You're the love that I've looked for, come with me, and escape.
These are absolutely freaking awesome. I made them for the Iron Cupcake: Earth challenge. This month's secret ingredient is Soda Pop - or if you're from the Deep South "Coke".
My particular poison is Mountain Dew. It's like kryptonite for my diet. SRSLY. But Dew and Cupcake? That's better than Jack and Coke.
- 10 ounces of Pineapple Supreme cake mix by Duncan Hines
- 1 ounce of French Vanilla Instant Pudding mix. <--- HAS to be instant.
- 2 eggs beaten within an inch of their lives
- 1/2 cup of veg. oil
- 150 mililiters of Mountain Dew (roughly 2/3 cup give or take)
About 7 minutes before the cupcakes come out of the oven, make the topping. And put a pot of water on to boil. You'll use this water in a bain marie type of thingy so make sure that your bowl/pan you're going to use to mix the topping in will fit down inside it while it's bubbling. I used a rice tureen inside a soup pot. I only wish it had been a smidge deeper (the tureen).
- 1 cup of white wine
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons Captain Morgan spiced rum
The sauce is not like frosting. You've got a couple of choices for how to serve it. For tableside presentation, put the sauce in a bowl and spoon over the cuppies (de-papered) as they are served. For that extra special touch, add a teeny orchid on the side. For storing, up-end the cuppies into the sauce so that the top is evenly coated then set aside to cool.
Personally, I heart the silicone cupcake molds because you can pop the cuppies right out and on to a plate. So my family ate the first batch with the spooned-over-the-top sauce. The second round we used the dip-n-serve method. They tasted equally delish either way.
Now for the good stuff:
I'm competing to win Fabulous Prizes from the following lovely sponsors of Iron Cupcake: Earth. Make sure you vote for me at No One Puts Cupcake In The Corner starting April 29th @ 8pm! Voting ends May 4th at Noon. Remember that if you want to get in on the action, you can go to Iron Cupcake:Earth.
The April ETSY PRIZE-PACK is from artists:
•A creation by FRUITFLYPIE, www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=16748
•a pair of cupcake earrings from LOTS OF SPRINKLES at www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6057281.
•a sweet surprise from Sweet Cuppin' Cakes Cupcakery, www.acupcakery.com/
•PLUS, IronCupcake:Earth can not forget our good friend, CAKESPY, www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5243382, who is now going to be doing a piece for our winner each month until further notice - sweet!
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