Monday, November 21, 2011

Starbucks Caramel Frappe Cupcakes

These cupcakes have been so popular recently on Pinterest and many blogs that I decided it was time to try them. I first saw this recipe on pinterest via Pixie Crust. It is very time consuming but worth the effort. I made the cupcakes, coffee mousse and swiss meringue butter cream but I just cheated and bought some Smuckers caramel syrup instead of making that as well. It really does save time. =) I also left out the coffee liquer in the coffee mousse and it turned out delicious anyway.

If you're wondering if I went into Starbucks and stole some coffee sleeves and straws you're wrong. I asked the barista if I could purchase some (I made the cupcakes for a church activity) and the sweet lady said I could just have them. She even gave me some mini straws that worked wonderfully. So, if you ask nicely at your local Starbucks chances are they will give you some sleeves and straws for free. =) Check out the recipe HERE!

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Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

Aha!! So clever! They came out very cute. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

Have a great week!!

LeAnn-The Modest Homestead said...

These look adorable!!! Matt would love them as he loves all things caramel! I may have to give these a try!!

Kim said...

These look so good, Rachel! Our barista was so sweet too - she even gave us a table and chairs to use for the bride and groom at their rehearsal dinner! I love the sleeves, too. :) They were a bit too big for my cupcakes so we had to make our own - but I love the cardboard rustic look of them.

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