You can bet I wore them while I bopped around the kitchen last night whipping up these Coca-Cola cupcakes.
I made them for my co-worker Andy. Here is how it goes down in my office when it's your birthday ...
Brian likes "orange," so I made these.
Dee likes bananas, so I made these.
Andy drinks a lot of coke ... so I made these!
There is real cola inside (which makes the cake incredibly moist) and the vanilla cream cheese topping is meant to look like fizz/foam.
I think I'll wear my rain boots to work today too... green boots and Coca-Cola cupcakes, it's going to be a good Friday.
P.S. Don't forget about the $50 Sur La Table giveaway! It doesn't count without a facebook "like" (email me if you don't have facebook and we'll work it out!)
Shopping List (makes about two dozen cupcakes)
1 box chocolate cake mix
1 stick room temperature butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cup Coca-Cola
2 8oz packages cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 table spoons vanilla (sounds like a lot but it brings out the cola flavor)
1 package Haribo gummy cola bottles
Maraschino cherries (with our without stem, I wish I had picked up the one with)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cake mix, butter, eggs, heavy cream,and cola until well combined. Pour into lined muffin tins, just about half way full (they fluff up a lot from the cola). Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick test works.
Let cool completely and frost using a piping bag. Top with cherry and gummy cola.