Friday, March 23, 2012

Creating Frosting Creations

I have been working on a big project that was very hush hush until now.  I had the pleasure of creating recipes for a new product that Duncan Hines has created--Frosting Creations.

These are specialty flavored frostings.  You buy the base frosting and then choose a flavor packet and mix them to create unique flavors such as: Cinnamon Roll, Bubble Gum, Chocolate Mint, etc.

I have created 24 recipes for them which can be seen here.

 If you're feeling creative Duncan Hines is currently having a contest where you can submit your own recipes using Frosting Creations with a chance to win a trip to the test kitchens and take a baking class with a Duncan Hines chef.  Click here!

Birthday Cake Shots

 Who says you can't have your cake and drink it too?  Not me.  Birthday Cake Shots.  Yes, I said cake and shots.  I've been up to my elbows in cake for the past year, creating recipes for Duncan Hines.  So cake is sort of my life right now.

I'm sure you've heard of all the flavored vodkas out there but now you can find cake flavored vodka and whipped cream flavored vodka as well.  I first spotted some of these recipes on the Pinnacle Vodka website as well as on Sweetapolita.  Now while you probably wouldn't want a whole martini glass of one of these, the shots do make a festive way to celebrate with your friends. 

I don't like cocktails that are super strong so I have altered the alcohol amounts to make it a little smoother.  A final note: I do not recommend testing this recipe right before you go pick up your children from school.  It's only one shot but still...people may talk.

Bottoms up!

Birthday Cake Shots
Adapted from Pinnacle Vodka Website & Sweetapolita
Yield: 1 shot

1/2 ounce Cake Flavored Vodka (I used Three Olives brand)
1/2 ounce Whipped Creme Flavored Vodka (I used Pinnacle)
1 ounce half-n-half
1 teaspoon dry cake mix (I used yellow)
2-3 ice cubes
whipped creme
sprinkles or nonpareils

1. Combine vodkas, half-n-half, cake mix and ice cubes in cocktail shaker and shake until well mixed.
2. Strain into a shot glass and top with whipped creme, sprinkles and straw.