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'The Butch Bakery Cookbook' on Serious Eats
These Tailgate Cupcakes are the holy trinity of salted caramel: salted caramel cake filled with yes, salted caramel, topped with salted caramel, and finished with a shower of crunchy coarse grained salt.
Whiskey-soaked orange cupcakes topped with Old-Fashioned buttercream? All you need is a maraschino cherry on top to complete these cocktail inspired cupcakes.
We think these chocolate stout cupcakes topped with pretzels would fit right in at your local bar. Not exactly standard pub fare, but pretty close.
If you're wondering how to entice a bunch of guys to eat cupcakes, the answer is pretty simple: add bacon. David Arrick, founder of New York's Butch Bakery and author of The Butch Bakery Cookbook, found this out pretty quickly and used this formula to create these Driller Cupcakes, maple cupcakes topped with milk chocolate ganache and candied bacon.
Maple cupcakes topped with creamy milk chocolate ganache get a perfect hit of smoky salt and pepper when topped with crumbled candied bacon.
Cupcakes are not exactly what you'd call gender-neutral desserts. With their frilly frosting, lacy liners, and intricately decorated tops, these pint-sized cakes are decidedly girly. I mean, really, when's the last time you saw a big burly dude chomping down on a pastel buttercream-topped cupcake? That's why cupcake shop Butch Bakery specializes in—you guessed it—cupcakes with a masculine point of view.