Test phase cupcakes:
Ready to ship out:
Final look was white frosting with a whole candy chip on top, drizzled with melted candy coating:
Maker's Mark Cupcakes (adapted from Maker's Mark website)
1/2t baking powder
1/4t baking soda
1 stick butter, softened
1c brown sugar
1/4c whole milk
1/2c Maker's Mark bourbon
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1T Maker's Mark bourbon
Preheat to 350F. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides after each addition. Add molasses and mix well. Add the dry ingredients alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the dry. Stir in bourbon. Fill liners to the top and bake for ~15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add cinnamon, vanilla, salt, bourbon and 1c of powdered sugar. Mix until uniform. Add powdered sugar until desired consistenancy is achieved. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.