When I baked my eggnog latte cupcakes, the Bride wrote and said she liked them, but she wanted to try a gingerbread latte cupcake. Having never had a gingerbread latte, I was a bit skeptical of the combination (I know, what was I thinking?). One of the very first comments on the blog post was from Hillary of Chew On That who suggested the very same thing the Bride had. I guess I had to make them.
I had made gingerbread cupcakes once before, that had passed level one through four evaluation, so I knew right away that I was going to function within that established framework. How would I handle being faced with the new challenge of the latte part? I decided on a multi-tiered approach.
Can you tell I’m on the job market now? I’ve jumped into corporate mode. Ugh, I’d better save those good lines for my interview tomorrow.
I wanted both the cake and the frosting to have a gingerbread and a latte component. To give the cake a latte flavor, I injected it with a coffee flavored simple syrup after it was done baking. It did give it a subtle coffee flavor, but I think it was a bit unnecessary.
For the frostings, I made both a gingerbread and a latte frosting and I swirled them together.
I liked this cupcake even more than the eggnog latte cupcake and have to admit that Hillary and the Bride had a great idea! This was the very last cupcake that I made before sitting down with the Bride and Groom to choose their 3 wedding flavors. I will be posting the chosen cupcakes soon.
The cake is from allrecipes