I love putting Jack Daniels into my baking but when it was suggested I start using Honey Jack Daniels? Well, game over, man! Game over!
I’m not going to even pretend I made this up. A little Google search lead me to this blog and I followed this recipe to the letter (doubling it and compensated the time for mini cupcakes instead). One change I made was to the frosting: I added some milk and a splash of Honey Jack and whipped it up until it was fluffy (more icing sugar might have been added to make up for the extra liquid added.
The cake is the Magnolia Bakery vanilla recipe (yes, this Gingy Cake is not a ginger cake). I also used my usual pudding filling with a splash of bourbon for between the layers.
Now let me explain this cake design: a friend at work has expressed his hatred for the Shrek movie franchise on a number of occasions… so naturally, his birthday cake was going to be Shrek-themed. Shrek’s face was too hard and hideous to construct so I took the easy route and fashioned Gingy out of actual gingerbread cookie. This would have been great if my friend had actually seen a Shrek movie and got the reference…
This skateboarding turtle cake is pieced together using rice krispie treats, wafer sheets, and fondant. Oh yeah, there’s some cake in there too…