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Friday, August 17, 2012

{beercakes} hardywood blackberry

Hardywood Blackberry Cupcakes with Lemon Butter Cream, filled with Agriberry Blackberry Jam

Over the past few weeks, I have been perfecting my beer cupcake recipes and in the process have completely spoiled all of my coworkers. Now, if I show up to work without my cupcake carrier, people are disappointed and kind of confrontational about it.  Well, today these moochers hit the jackpot because I had 4 dozen cupcakes to be eaten after my first cupcake photo shoot.

You read that right, a photo shoot for cupcakes. It kind of felt like when people have photo shoots with their pets and dress them up in different outfits and use a squeaky toy to make them look at the camera, only without the squeaky toy. I did at one point say to the photographer, “Doesn’t she look pretty?” Which I am pretty sure is the first sign of a serious sickness. Luckily, that photographer is also a friend and didn’t even acknowledge my insanity.

Patrick Hannan, part fireman, part traveler, part photographer and part food stylist, took some amazing shots of my beer cupcakes and accepted payment in the form of cupcakes and beer. I think we both made out pretty well.

I will be sharing all the photos from the shoot over the next couple of weeks both here and on the new Thirsty Richmond Facebook page. Please, click over and follow me there.

 

10 comments:

  1. Yum! They look wonderful :) I keep seeing beer cupcake recipes all over pinterest, but have yet to try one out yet... Hardywood Blackberry sounds perfect for cupcakes!

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    1. It is interesting how some beers maintain flavor after being baked and some do not. It is a learning process, a very tasty learning process.

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  2. Drooling... I would not mind if "cupcake break" became a regular part of Sunday rehearsals. Sooooooo good!
    xoxo
    <3 Casey

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  3. Ooh pretty and I bet delicious.

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  4. Most times when I bake with beer, I reduce it down to concentrate the flavor. Once made cookies by reducing a whole bottle of The Bruery's Autumn Maple to almost nothing.

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    1. I have not yet experimented with reducing the beer, but will definitely try it out. I do really like the texture of the cake that comes from adding the beer as is. For these cupcakes, I adapted this recipe. http://www.ericasweettooth.com/2012/01/blue-moon-and-corona-cupcakes.html

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  5. Awesome meeting you at the blogger event today!!! I have been stuck on your blog for the past hour...ahhhh well!!! I am definitely going to try and make these cupcakes.

    <3 Ashley

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