Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange Liqueur

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange LiqueurWhen I read on our Madtini Facebook wall that Maryann over at TiniCakes was going to make Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes with Orange Liqueur I choked on my olive with excitement.

Luckily, our weekend intern Felippe sprang into action, retrieving a fresh olive for my martini as I picked myself up from the floor. I weakly typed back that we’d love to see the results when she was done. Then I collapsed.

As you can see from this picture the results look absolutely delicious. The TiniCakes site is full of this, and other drool-worthy treats like Dark Chocolate Valentine’s Cupcakes with Chambord Ganache or the Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing.

Maryann was generous enough to let us post her recipe here. So, here’s what you’ll need to get started.

Then head over to TiniCake for the rest of the recipe and all of the instructions.

Vanilla Cupcake with Orange Zest and Orange Liqueur

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Zest of one medium orange
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 milk
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp orange flavored liqueur. Such as Triple Sec or Curaçao (optional)

Creamsicle Icing

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • food coloring, red and yellow
  • Nonpareils

There you have it. Orange Creamsicle TiniCaketail

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5 Essential Drink Links You May Missed This Week

5 Drink Links - Feb 19, 2001This week we have links to movie-inspired cocktails as we wait for the Oscar parties to begin. But one can’t live by cocktail alone, check out the links to chocolate and beer covered marshmallows from Chicago and tequila spiked cupcake cocktails from Brooklyn.

1 / And the Winner Is…

The Academy Awards are coming up next weekend, so there’s plenty of time left to gather together the ingredients to make one of these great Oscar Worthy Cocktails. Our money is on the Social Network. Which reminds me, have you liked our Facebook page yet?

2 / Movie Inspired Cocktails from Grey Goose

The King’s Speech took Best Film, but Grey Goose vodka was the star at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts awards after party. You can download the full list of the cocktails inspired by the 6 finalists at the Grey Goose website (make sure you go to the UK site).

3 / Where Kahlua is born. From bean to bottle.

NotCot has a fascinating 3-part photo series as they learn about the 7-year process of taking the coffee beans from the field to the bottle that we bring home from the store. Part I / Part II / Part III

4 / Chocolate covered marshmallows with Pretzel & Beer brittle. Yes, please

A hat trick (hockey reference) of awesomeness as Chicago chocolatier Truffle Truflle have brought together chocolate, beer and marshmallows in one delicious treat. Not in Chicago? You can order online.

5 / Cheers to the Caketails

Robicelli’s Cupcakes in Brooklyn is rolling out their latest cocktail cupcakes in honor of National Margarita Day on Feb 22. Just the description of their Partida Margarito and Angry Mango cupcakes has the Madtini staff wanting to run for the border.

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5 image in collage by Leo Reynolds used under CC license.