Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sex on the Beach Cupake

After all that snow that my homeland received over the last couple of days, I couldn't help but think that my next post should be a cupcake with a sunny disposition.  So here it is, my Sex on the Beach Cupcake that tastes like a splash of sunshine!  To make this summer-sunshine inspired treat you'll need...

  • White Cake Mix (plus ingredients to make the cake...usually eggs, oil, and water)
  • Orange Juice (you'll be replacing two-thirds of the water your recipe calls for)
  • Cranberry Juice (you'll be replacing one-third of the water your recipe calls for)
  • Orange Gel food colouring (optional) 
  • Red Gel food colouring (optional)
  • Store bought White Icing
  • Butter (room temperate...around 1/2 cup....but it's up to you)
  • Icing Sugar (optional)
  • Peach Schnapps (just a splash
  • Garnish Ideas:Drink Umbrella
On to the recipe...

Step 1: For the most part, follow the direction of your White Cake Mix - preheat your oven and add in your eggs and oil, but wait to add the OJ and Cranberry Juice (the liquids to replace the water). The batter gets pretty stiff before you add the liquids, so don't panic, it's normal.  Mix it together and remove one-third of the batter and place in another bowl. 

Step 2: Add one-third of the called for amount of water with Cranberry juice to the one-third of the batter.  Mix well.  If you'd like it to be red like a Cranberry, add a little Red Gel food colouring and mix well. 

Step 3: Now add two-thirds of the called for amount of water with Orange Juice to the two-thirds of the batter.  Mix well.  If you'd like it to be more orange , add a little Orange Gel food colouring and mix well.

Step 4: With all that measuring, dividing and mixing out of the way, it's time to get the batter in the cupcake liners.  Add some of the orange batter into your cupcake liners.  Using a teaspoon add a spoonful of the pink batter.  Add a little more orange batter and then add a teaspoon on pink batter.  Once you've filled all your cupcake liners, take a toothpick and swirl the batter to make a marbling effect.

Step 5: Put your cupcakes in the oven and bake as directed.

Step 6: Using your mixer, toss in the vanilla icing, butter, and a splash of Peach Schnapps and mix on high until smooth.  Give your icing a taste and if it's too buttery for your liking or too runny, add in some icing sugar.  Also, if you want to add more Peach Schnapps, go for it!  You can always add more icing sugar to thicken it back up if it gets too runny.

Step 6: It's finally time to top your cupcakes with icing!  Feel free to ice them how you want - using a piping bag, spoon or a knife.  Garnish your cupcake with whatever makes you smile:)  I used a drink umbrella.

Happy Faking!


Anonymous said...

quick question do you use the water or just replace it with the alcohol.thanks

Faking Fancy Cupcakes on June 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM said...

I replaced the water with juice. The only place I add alcohol is in the icing.

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