Chocolate Cupcakes with Chianti Buttercream | Jelly Jar Party Favors


Chocolate Cupcakes & Chianti Buttercream Jars by Pastiche Events

 Inspiration: Dinner at Cooper’s Hawk Winery. Birthday Girl is a lover of red wine, chocolate and all things pretty.

Feeling inspired, I turned to Sprinkle Bakes,  the blog I browse anytime I want to attempt anything exceptional. Heather Baird always seems to have what I am looking for – here is her amazing recipe for Chocolate Chianti Cupcakes.

The recipe was near perfect, but I did find that when I was blending the cooked-down Chianti into the buttercream (ohhh, that buttercream…) I didn’t have to use the full amount the recipe called for. Maybe I did something wrong, but if I would have added the full amount, the frosting would have been too watered down. I was glad I decided to add less and taste-test as my Kitchen-Aid did its work. The frosting was so unbelievable that I double layered the chocolate cupcakes (I make them smaller so they fit the jars) just so I’d have an excuse to add more frosting! After the assembly, I placed the jars in an old wine crate to tote them to the restaurant.

Chocolate Cupcakes & Chianti Buttercream Jars by Pastiche Events

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cupcakes with Chianti Buttercream | Jelly Jar Party Favors

  1. I to love giving gifts away to friends when they leave my party. Its just that little bit that lets them really know how much you care about them. I have done cookies and jams in the past, I think this idea might be next. Thanks for sharing and for the Related article link from my post (Pumpkin Cake with Dark Chocolate Buttercream Frosting)

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