champagne and sugar

Youtube Play Button Cupcake


Yields about 3 dozen cupcakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups champagne
Champagne Frosting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup champagne
Decoration
  • Gold sanding sugar
  • Gold Leaf
  • Silver sanding sugar
  • Silver Leaf
  • White sanding sugar
  • Marshmallow fondant
  • Diamond luster dust
  • Edible diamonds
Equipment
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake tray
  • Cookie scoop
  • Small paintbrush
  • Offset spatula
  • Wax paper
  • Small fondant roller
  • Small triangle cutter
  • Small knife
  • Pastry bag
  • #809 tip
  • Small offset spatula

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat butter and sugar together until well combined.
  4. Add egg whites a little at a time, mixing between each addition and then add vanilla.
  5. Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the champagne to the creamed mixture bowl (1/3 dry, mix, ½ champagne, mix, etc.).
  6. Divide the cake batter into two 8-inch pans and one 6-inch pan.
  7. Scoop into cupcake liners and bake for 20 minutes.
Champagne Frosting
  1. Beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add salt, vanilla extract and champagne and mix until well combined.
  3. Scoop frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a #809 tip and set aside.

Time to decorate!

  1. On a surface prepared with wax paper and powdered sugar, roll out marshmallow fondant to about an inch thick.
  2. Use a small square cutter to create square fondant shapes. Do the same with a small triangle cutter.
  3. With a small paintbrush, cover a few of the squares and triangles with diamond luster dust and then place some edible diamonds on top of each triangle.
  4. Gently cover remaining squares and triangles with gold leaf and silver leaf. Place each decorated triangle onto its corresponding square.
  5. Squeeze a large dollop of frosting onto each cupcake and then dip some into gold sanding sugar, some into silver, and some into white.
  6. Place each play buttons you made onto a cupcake. The diamond play button goes on top of the cupcake covered in white sanding sugar, silver on silver, gold on gold.
  7. TaDa! You’ll be sure to press play with all these Youtube play button cupcakes.
cocktails for the signs
  • Aries: Martini (gin, dry vermouth, olive garnish)
  • Taurus: French 75 (gin, champagne, lemon juice, sugar)
  • Gemini: Spritz (prosecco, aperol, soda water, orange garnish)
  • Cancer: Mimosa (champagne, orange juice, fruit garnish)
  • Leo: Golden Cadillac (galliano, crème de cacao, cream)
  • Virgo: Americano (campari, soda water, red vermouth, orange garnish)
  • Libra: Cosmopolitan (vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice, citrus garnish)
  • Scorpio: Manhattan (red vermouth, whisky, angostura bitters, cherry garnish)
  • Sagittarius: Mojito (white rum, soda water, lime juice, sugar, mint leaves)
  • Capricorn: Sazerac (absinthe, whiskey or cognac, peychaud's bitters, sugar cube)
  • Aquarius: Aviation (crème de violette, maraschino liqueur, gin, lemon juice, cherry garnish)
  • Pisces: Daiquiri (white rum, simple syrup, lime juice, lime garnish)

Last night’s POT date

We were supposed to meet at TAO, but apparently the POT– let’s call him Peter because he looks like fucking Peter Pan, but old– forgot to make reservations. (Strike #1.) Then he suggests a dive bar across the street instead. (Strike #2.) I explained in no uncertain terms that I will not meet him there, so we finally settled on Nur.

The food was average, and the conversation was fine. He’s new to the site and offered a larger allowance than I asked for, which would all be great except for Strike #3: He got so hammered off champagne (apparently he refuses to drink anything but Veuve Clicquot??), he was falling all over the place like a drunk-ass bitch.

Me, shoving him in a cab at 11:00 pm while he’s crying about losing his iPad (who tf even brings an iPad on a date):

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But he redeemed himself a little bit right before he left, when he just opened his wallet and handed me everything in it. So maybe I’ll see him again if he promises to lay off the champagne. 🙄

Under The Mistletoe (Reader x 40s!Bucky Barnes)

Word Count: 1328

Summary: Reader and Bucky have been dating for awhile, and it’s now Christmas. Bucky has hung up mistletoe in every possible place he can find, just so he can steal kisses from Reader.

A/N: oh my godddd… bucky and christmas i’m dead. i hope you guys enjoy this, it was sooo much fun!! (also my inbox is being suppper weird, like it says I have messages and I click and there are none? Hmm. I’ll try to figure it out!! XO)


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