Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pin It And Do It - Pink Champagne Cupcakes

Number five on the Pin It And Do It challenge for me was Pink Champagne Cupcakes. Miss H is having a hot pink and zebra print graduation (never mind that her school colors are forest green and black) so we've been looking for ways to bring pink into the menu and Miss H loves cupcakes. Pink Champagne Cupcakes seemed to be perfect and look how pretty they looked in the pin.

Of course, ours aren't going to look this pretty. We didn't have adorable little cupcakes papers and I wasn't going to bother to add those pretty little pink edible pearls. But we were looking primarily for a yummy cupcake that happened to be pink. The recipe makes 24 regular-sized cupcakes; we were making mini-cupcakes and got 48 out of the batch. For batter lickers like us, that champagne makes for an unusual aftertaste but the finished product loses the alcohol bite while retaining the champagne flavor. The frosting was a hit with my taste testers so we are a go with this recipe for graduation. Now to crank out another four dozen of these little beauties and move on to the next cake recipe. Miss H is thinking Key Lime cupcakes even if they aren't pink.


  1. They Are Gorgeous!!! You'll have to share the link to the recipe! Key Lime Cupcakes also sound wonderful. Maybe you could just add the colored frosting to make them pink?

  2. I saw this recipe in a book I had, and thought it looked incredible! I love the idea of pink champagne cupcakes, but don't know if I have the gumption to try making them. Also, where would one find the little pink edible pearls? I would love to see some pictures of the whole spread when you are done!

  3. I'm sure your cupcakes will look "pretty and pink" and, more important, be deeeelicious!Key Lime cupcakes sound could put pink icing on them!
    (The papers on the cupcakes in the pic are so cute and festive!)

    When is Mis H's party? The hot pink and zebra print color scheme is fantastic...if you feel up to it, can you tell us how you are using the cool color scheme?!
    Have fun! Happy Baking!

  4. Yum! Glad these turned out well.

  5. They are too pretty to eat!! NOT!!