Eggnog Cupcakes

Once again the holidays this year arrived in a whirlwind blur.  I can’t believe it’s already January 2, 2015!!!

In any event, it seems I have some blog posting to catch up on.  As such, to follow is a slew of posts reflecting all the deliciousness we consumed over the 2014 holiday season.

These beautiful eggnog cupcakes were a delight, and yet a challenge, to make.
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Everything with the batter was fine, and they came out of the oven with a beautiful golden brown dome.
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Then it came time to make the frosting.  Little did I know, we were out of powdered sugar. . . IMG_3939What to do??? Powdered sugar is one of the KEY ingredients in a successful frosting!!!!
IMG_3942My last minute solution: eggnog-whipped cream with a eggnog glaze swirl for some extra sweetness.
IMG_3945And, of course, a dash of nutmeg to brighten the cupcakes even more.

So the moral of the story: make sure you have all the necessary ingredients before you start baking . . . but, if not, improvise! Who knows, maybe your more-creative final product will surprise you.

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