Over the weekend,
I made two dozen cupcakes for my cousin's thirtieth birthday.
I love celebrating birthdays as it is a reason for me to bake for friends and family.
My cousin loves Guinness
(it must run in the family)
I decided on making
Guinness Chocolate Stout cupcakes with a Bailey's Irish Cream Cream Cheese Frosting.
For the cupcakes I used this recipe
but when it came to the frosting I improvised.
Cream Cheese frostings are by far one of the easiest frostings to make
I prefer them to most others.
The cupcakes were a hit!!
I must say my heart skipped a beat when I saw only one cupcake left
one of the pleasures I get from baking
is watching people eat and enjoy my creations.
Bailey's Irish Cream Cream Cheese Frosting
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3-5 tablespoons of Bailey's Irish Cream (for a less expensive version I used Carolans from Trader Joe's)
1 8oz package of cream cheese (make sure it is soft)
1. In a medium sized bowl combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla extract ... next, with an electric hand mixer ... mix till smooth
2. Add your heavy cream and Baileys and mix again
3. Make sure to taste and add more of whatever ingredient you would like until you are happy with the taste ... I say this as you really can't go wrong with these ingredients. Taste as you go.