Sunday, November 21, 2010

What Thanksgiving Tastes Like

Today's goal was to make a Thanksgiving inspired cupcake. I decided to make a list of the first five flavors I associate with the holiday. Here's how the list shook out: salty, sweet, sage, citrus, and maple. As a non-baker trying to make a cupcake, I started with a boxed yellow cake mix to which I added fresh sage and orange zest. Homemade maple buttercream was in order to counteract my previous shortcut. Perched on the fluffy icing was a small piece of bacon that delivered the final salty punch. All in all, not a bad little cupcake.


  1. Is this something like the cupcakes you made for Elvis's Birthday? I'm going to have to think this one through, but I do trust you!!

  2. This Looks very delicious, I think i might make something like this soon-Anisa Eden

  3. Mark says we are making these tonight--he's all about the bacon. LOL. Happy Thanksgiving Diaczuns--all our love! the M's.

  4. Hi Emily,

    First off, I want to say that these look amazing! I made a persimmon salad for our Thanksgiving feast and the touch of bacon was the perfect combination!

    Secondly, I came to your blog originally doing research for a top secret (but fun!) Thanksgiving project for mine and my husband's blog and I’d love to invite you to represent Michigan, but couldn’t find your e-mail address anywhere. Please let me know if you’d like to submit something or if you’d like more details by e-mailing me at admin[at]theguerrillagourmet[dot]com.

    We hope you’ll join us!