Next up on the cupcake train is Root Beer Float Cupcakes.
I couldn’t find root beer extract or concentrate while I was getting groceries (my first grocery trip since Spring Break), so I got the Soda Stream root beer flavoring figuring it should work ok. It seemed to!
We got A&W root beer for these.
The frosting reviews said if you add too much root beer it will affect the consistency of the frosting. I was careful. Approximately 1/4 cup was ok, but upping to 1/2 cup seemed too much, so I added back in another 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I put it in fridge to harden a bit.
I don’t have any piping tools or bags anymore. I used to decorate my kids cakes when they were really little, but have since stopped trying or doing when they lost interest in cake. So, I just used a Ziploc bag with a small cut in the corner.
No maraschino cherries on top, but there were cherries at the store.
Takeaway? The Soda Stream flavor worked fine. The frosting has much more flavor than the cupcakes, but they were a hit.