A delicious moist orange cake brushed with an orange champagne syrup and topped with a sparkly champagne buttercream! These cupcakes were made for celebrating!
Its my birthday! So of course I made cupcakes. It's only natural right? Haha. I have already had two colleagues tell me that "You're not supposed to make cupcakes for your own birthday" but making cupcakes makes me happy. Every year I tell myself that I am not going to make my own cake/cupcakes for my birthday and every year I just can't help myself. I have to create something. This year, I wanted something fun, girly and celebratory! My girlfriends and I love going for brunch. We whenever we are all in the same city. It is one of my favourite traditions and by far my favourite meal. And what is brunch without a mimosa? As you can guess that was my inspiration for these cupcakes. How cute are they?
These cupcakes are a bit unexpected and fun! Who doesn't love a boozy cupcake? A mimosa cupcake just feels like a celebration. You can't help but smile as you eat them. They are a delicious orange cake with a sparkly champagne buttercream frosting. They are the perfect combination of light and airy yet decadent. The cupcakes are full of orange flavour which is brought out further by the orange champagne syrup brushed on after baking. The syrup keeps the cupcakes nice and moist while adding an additional punch of flavour. The buttercream frosting is a twist on my favourite classic buttercream frosting recipe. You get the perfect amount of champagne flavour coming through.
Orange Champagne Syrup