I'm mid-birthday party planning for Bean's 17th. It's not going to be a major blowout with 25 kids like his Super 16th, but, it's going to be FUN.
I hate to keep you all in suspense, but, I'm gonna! It's going to be nerdly, awesome fun. No, not a Potter party, those are reserved for Harry himself, and for me! Let's just say, it's British, it's pretty nerdy, or at least fandom-y. It's not Doctor Who, I've done that as well (party, cake, cookies). Suffice it to say, we are pretty excited about this. The party isn't until April 12, so forgive me for talking about it a month in advance, kay? Thx.
I know it's far off, so in the meantime, I made you some cupcakes.
They are sweet, they are salty, they are delish.
Chocolate cupcakes, topped with a caramel buttercream, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with sea salt, and topped with a pretzel. Am I forgiven for teasing you about the birthday party now? I thought so.
Enjoy... I'm going back to my party planning now. Lots to do, lots to prep, lots to investigate...
Sweet & Salty Cupcakes
by Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers
Chocolate Cupcakes (I like this recipe, or you can use a box mix)
1 recipe Caramel Buttercream
Caramel Ice Cream Topping
1 Pretzel for each cupcake
Pipe Caramel Buttercream onto cooled chocolate cupcakes. Drizzle with caramel topping, sprinkle with sea salt, and top with a pretzel.
*note, do not top with pretzels until close to serving time. They can get soggy in the buttercream.