You wouldn't think it possible for a single cupcake to have a profound effect on ones idea for a cupcake business. Well, let me tell you IT HAS! My hubby requested that I make cupcakes for one of our friend's birthday. He was very specific in what he wanted... banana walnut cupcake, with rum syrup (from a cake I make) and brown sugar butter cream. I figured that a little drizzle of homemade caramel sauce wouldn't hurt! So this, my friends, is the master piece!
Before I get to why this cupcake could be changing up my ideas, let me tell how difficult it has been lately to name my cupcakes. The idea is for each one to be named after an actress or movie character from the 40's and 50's. I was doing research on actresses to pair the right flavor with the right lady. My firs few worked fine, but lately nothing has been working. So enter the above cupcake. It was dubbed "The Drunk Monkey" by the birthday boy. I don't think there has ever been a more perfect name for a cupcake!
So, now I'm rethinking how I want each cupcake described. Maybe I'll start taking suggestions as to what they should be named. I'd love to have my friends and family involved in this process!