Friday, October 29, 2010

Bombe de Voiture Irlandaise

So, I'm going to a Halloween party tomorrow night (details after). It's supposed to be this big deal with a ton of people going. I was asked/ I offered to bring something, and I wasn't sure..but then I came across the recipe. Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes. I myself have never had an Irish Car Bomb drink, but I hear it's great, tastes like a milkshake. It's a pint of Guinness, with a shot of Bailey's and Jameson in it.

So I keep hearing all over the place that these cupcakes are ridiculously AMAZING. And, on Halloween with a bunch of language nerds and foreigners, what's better than alcoholic cupcakes? Nothing, I say! The best part? Half of the alcohol is in the icing, so it doesn't evaporate during the cooking process.

So, of course, I photo-documented the experience.

Recipe was from here: Irish Car Bomb Cupcake Recipe

I usually make cookies from scratch, but I've never made cupcakes from scratch. I've also never worked with cocoa before. Or beer. So I was a little wary, but it turned out okay. The batter was the perfect consistency at first, but while it sat out while the first tray was cooking, it thickened up. And, let me tell you, you could so taste the 1 cup of Guinness in there!

Then they baked :)

I've never made my own icing. I bought some Pilsbury juuust in case. I didn't know butter cream was just a stick of butter and some confectioner's sugar beat to a pulp. I thought there'd be some cream. Nope! Easy! Fun! Going to make all of my own icing now!

And then you ice them!

And then you try really hard only to taste one, not all 24, because you promised to bring them to a party.

And boy, they're amazing. Two or three of these babies and you'll be borderline sloppy!

:) I'll let you know how everyone likes them!!

Make them!!!!

xo Stace

1 comment:

  1. You may make these for Thanksgiving...if you're wondering what I'd most like to have while I am forced to be with my family. It is, and will always be, something alcoholic. As if you didn't know.