So i am not a bad baker i just have learnt everything by trial and error and am thinking of doing something that may be good or really, really bad. And i need some ppl who know more to either tell me how to do it proper or just dont go there.
So a friend and i are going to have a joint 30th birthday party and I was thinking about making the cake for it.
i had this idea of getting some cupcake mix and putting some Jack Daniels in the mix and the frosting. Also doing the same with some vanilla flavour but with some liquor. I was going to have the chocolate cupcakes to make a 3 and the vanilla to make the 0. I would then have normal cupcake around and inbetween for the non drinkers.
Is this possible or could this be a distaster? Or dose someone have a tip for me?
Yes, that will probably work but replace only SOME of the water for the cake mix with the alcohol. (they also won't be that alcoholic, a lot of it will bake off)
For frosting, do it in very small amounts at a time, because it will change the thickness of the frosting.
If you are feeling really creative, mix some JD with caramel sauce, heat it up so it's soft. use a fork to poke holes in the cupcakes and let the caramel soak into the cake. (and then let them cool considerably, otherwise they are messsssy)
However - your best bet? google "Jack Daniels' cupcakes - a quick search shows a lot of recipes, and from-scratch isn't so much harder than from a box and you'll have a LOT more optons. You can also look for other alcohols - Guinness works well in chocolate cake, bourbon and caramel go well together, any of the fruit liquers go well with vanilla cake, many go well with chocolate!