Sunday, 17 March 2013

Leprechaun Cupcakes

 Happy St. Patrick's Day!

     I used the holiday as an excuse to try out these Guinness and Baileys cupcakes I'd been hearing so much about. These are probably the best chocolate cupcakes I've ever had. The batter contains a generous amount of Guinness, which made them nice and moist without tasting of stout. They're filled with a Baileys-chocolate ganache and topped with Baileys buttercream icing and they taste like Irish heaven. 

I live in Canada, so all I could find were chocolate loonies... Deal with it.

Photo credits: Kelly Garsha

     You may or may not have heard of the movie Leprechaun (1993). It's mostly known for featuring a pre-Rachel Jennifer Aniston and for being awful. A leprechaun is trapped inside a wooden crate in a South Dakota basement for 10 years, until the four-leaf clover holding him captive is brushed aside. Now, he's on the loose, and he's after his gold. He can teleport and he's got a nasty set of chompers, but you can easily distract him by throwing dirty shoes in his direction, as he is compelled to polish them. I've definitely seen worse films, but this one is pretty bad. It consists mainly of Aniston screaming "Leave us alone!" and the Leprechaun replying "I want me gold!" However, there are some amusing sight gags and even a scene where a man is killed by a pogo stick. 

Try as they will, and try as they might, who steals me gold won't live through the night."

The rainbow cupcake featured in the second photo is from my Serpent and the Rainbow cupcakes.

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