Noshing With the Neighbors

Getting to know your neighbors can be a scary thing. Everyone seems to stay in their homes these days and therefore never really get out to meet their neighbors. Hamilton is a little different. My husband, Ken, and I moved into our home almost two years ago and have actually gotten to know quite a few of our neighbors. People stop for a quick chat while we are out walking our dog or playing in the yard with her. Unfortunately most of these neighbors are about forty or fifty years older than us. However, just last week we went to our first neighborhood dinner with a group that was around our age, cleverly named “Neighborhood Nosh.” Since we only knew a couple of people there, the idea of sitting down with individuals we had never met was a bit daunting, but I was excited to get to know some of our peers who live down the street or around the corner. Even better, I knew there would be cupcakes.

One member of the group, who we already knew, was Devon from Pink Rhino Cupcakes. Devon makes fiercely amazing booze-infused cupcakes and it had been a while since I’d had one (last review here). The dinner theme that night was Italian, so Devon brought Tiramisu cupcakes (one of my favorites flavors that I rarely find).

PinkRhinoTiramisu

I’m not a tiramisu expert by any means. I didn’t grow up eating delectable tiramisu desserts at fancy restaurants or anything like that. But for some reason, when a tiramisu flavored cupcake is done well, I can’t get enough of it. I’m sure it has something to do with my serious coffee addiction (which is increasingly getting worse).

Devon admitted she was a bit nervous that I would be trying (and blogging about) her cupcake, but already knowing the quality of her baking, I wasn’t worried. The cake was moist, as I expected, and the flavors were incredible. I gobbled up the cupcake before I could analyze the components, but I don’t think anything characteristic to tiramisu was missing. And the chocolate covered coffee bean on top was the perfect crunchy finish.

Pink Rhino Cupcakes bakes cupcakes fresh to order and trust me, they are perfect for any shindig that is 21 and over. For more information visit their website or Facebook page, then order the boozie combo of your choice and become the party favorite for bringing these fabulous cupcakes.

– Review by Cupcake Crusader, Stacy (Baltimore, MD)

Advertisements

Pink Rhino Cupcakes, “Cocktail Cupcakes for the Kid at Heart”

My friend, Devon – owner, baker, decorator, and all around creator of tastiness for Pink Rhino Cupcakes, located in Baltimore, MD – makes the most delicious boozie cupcakes, or “cuppies” as she likes to call them. She decided to start up Pink Rhino Cupcakes after spending years in the advertising world and deciding she was ready for a change. And trust me, the world is a happier, better, and maybe slightly more tipsy place because of this choice.

This past weekend I was lucky enough to indulge in one of her recent cuppycake creations: Bärenjäger Cupcakes. Mmmmmm….

This super moist vanilla cake brushed with Bärenjäger Honey Liquor, topped with a honey flavored frosting, and then drizzled with more honey is the perfect happy hour cupcake. At first you may think all the honey would be too overpowering, but the vanilla cake mellowed the honey flavor to create a well balanced and tasty treat.

I’m lucky enough to have such an amazing and creative baker in my circle of friends, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have them too! Pink Rhino Cupcakes’ menu includes cupcakes with names like Girl’s Night, John Daly, Smooth + Sexy, and The Dude. Prices range from $25 to $30 per dozen (which I think is an amazing price!). She can also create custom recipes based on your favorite cocktail or liquor, but prices will vary depending on your request.

If you are interested in ordering cupcakes for your next party, girls’ night, or just your own personal happy hour, click here.

You can also find Pink Rhino Cupcakes on Facebook.

Make sure to check them out because there’s no better addition to a gathering than cupcakes with booze in them!

– Posted by Cupcake Crusader, Stacy (Baltimore, MD)