Often, I need to make a sales pitch about my cupcakes. Not everyone will be immediately excited about eating a cupcake that tastes like wine, chocolate tamale cupcakes, or cucumber martini cupcakes. When I tell you that I made orange creamsicle cupcakes with orange salted caramel buttercream, my job is easier. They are as good as they sound – ’nuff said. But, I’ll say more anyway.
The smell of morning from zesting oranges while you prepare orange creamsicle cupcakes only hints at what’s to come. The scent creeps throughout your home while the cupcakes bake, testing your willpower to wait. The orange creamsicle cupcakes are dense, like a pound cake, but their weight is countered with pillowy orange salted caramel frosting. They take you back to the call of the ice cream truck but surprise you with their grown-up complexity.
Why Three Photos?
Jonathan (my husband/site photographer) and I couldn’t decide on background for the orange creamsicle cupcake photo, so I included all three!
Which photo would you have picked?