St. Patrick’s Day Boozy Buttercream Cupcakes and a Bailey’s Martini

It’s hard to believe we’re in the last month of the first quarter of the year.  For us in SoCal spring flowers have never stopped blooming and it’s safe to say this past weekend we had our truly first rain in a season that will soon be over.

March also makes nearly everyone Irish at least for a day.  To get a start on St. Patrick’s Day planning I’m revisiting two of my favorite recipes that speak Irish to me where Bailey’s Irish Cream is a key ingredient.

The first is my recipe for cupcakes with buttercream that’s generously spiked with Bailey’s, Frangelico and Crème de Cacao.  Such terrific little baked boozy cocktails in pretty little wrappers.  You can lick the spatula if you’re over 21.

Click on the link to take you to the recipe and a DIY tutorial of how to make the basket weave pattern on top of the cupcake. – Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frangelico and Crème de Cacao Buttercream.

st. patrick's day boozy cupcakes

And the cocktail that inspired the above buttercream – The Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini cocktail

Saints be praised! There is none better. What a topper to your corned beef and cabbage dinner or just to celebrate Martini Monday, which joyfully March 17th falls on this year.  As if an excuse was needed.

What does your week look like? I’m finishing up some haute bridal shower cookies using rolled fondant that I’ll post by the end of the week and if you notice a new image on my sidebar that says “Wilton Sweet Treat Team,” I’ve got some news to share about this too!

Have a great week!

The Espresso Martini

This cocktail is absolutely delicious and very special. It’s made with Bailey’s Irish Cream, Kahlua, Frangelico and double espresso vodka.  I don’t know what it is about it but it’s hard to resist after dinner. Did I say dinner? Don’t feel you have to limit yourself. I’ve been known to split one with a friend after lunch. The thing is, we then order another one to split. I know the math. What can I say? It’s goes down like silk… [Read More]