The Bagel Bakery up the street from me also is getting into making cupcakes. Michelle, the owner, and I have been sharing cupcake ideas - and she also is selling my lollicakes! She makes a banana caramel cupcake that is soooooo moist that I just had to try to create my own. The trick is using caramel sauce in place of the water...which gets me thinking what other cupcakes could I create using the same process - strawberry sauce? raspberry sauce? chocolate sauce? Hmmmmmm...why do my jeans suddenly feel tighter???
Today I discovered an item that every Cupcake Diva should have in her bar...Cupcake wine bottled by Cupcake Vineyard out of California.
I happened to be in the liquor store with my husband and what did I spot but a GIANT cupcake!!! I, of course, had to go and see what this was all about, and there before me was a display of wine bottles labeled Cupcake. The Vineyard produces four wines - Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Their ad slogan states what we would all like out of life - "Live Deliciously!"
The rep for the line was in the store, and I suggested to him that if he was going to do a tasting that he might want to pair it up with something "cupcake" and that I made lollicakes. I showed him pictures of my work (always have that camera with me) and he liked the idea. Maybe I can get paid in wine even though I am not the wine drinker in the family (that title would go to my husband) but I do plan on having this wine proudly displayed in the wine rack next to my Cakespy pictures. I may let my husband uncork a bottle to ensure that this vineyard is carrying on the tradition of excellence by using the name "Cupcake!"