Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Eyes Are Smiling

One of the places on my travel
bucket list is Ireland.
It seems like a truly beautiful place to explore.
 This is Kylemore Abbey in Galway county. 
Don't you think I definitely need to go there?

So in honor of St. Patrick's Day and the 
hungry coworkers that work with my daughter and son in law
we made 
Irish Eyes are Smiling Cupcakes.

That's not the name you'll find if you visit
Annie Eats for the recipe.
She calls them Guinness and Baileys Irish Creme Cupcakes.

I'm obviously not a food photographer or
a professional pastry chef,
but in my amateur way I have fun.
Isn't that what's important?

These are rich chocolate and very moist.  I'm sure the
Guinness and the sour cream are what make them perfect.

I didn't follow the recipe exactly.  It calls for a chocolate
ganache in the center. But if you are ready to go over the top
add it in!

Living in the Mile High City
the there other thing that I have to do is adjust for altitude.
If you need that info let me know.
We decorated it with a Bailey's Irish Creme buttercream frosting and 
of course, sprinkled on some leprechaun gold and shamrocks.

These wonderful cupcakes will make any eyes smile.
Mine are twinkling.
Until Next Time-