Week 51: Bols Triple Sec Orange Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting

This is my first orange cupcake and it turned out pretty well...considering that I changed the recipe...I used one from the "Cake Doctor." Hers is called the Harvey Wallbanger Cupcake. Instead of using Galliano, I used Bols Triple Sec Liqueur in both the cupcakes and the frosting.

I've had turtles on the brain because of TurtleBoy, so when I was in AC Moore yesterday...bad idea cost wise...just wandering around, I "happened" to pass by the chocolate and the candy molds. And what to my wondering eyes did appear, a mold to make chocolate turtles...what else could I do? I had to buy it and the little candy things you melt to pour into the mold. While I was in there...it really had a hold of me...I bought a mini jewelry making kit for a new project I want to start, some Easter decorating stuff, varnish, some cool paper paint to make your own paper...I'm so dangerous...it was like an hour before I escaped from AC Moore...and then I got trapped in Filene's Basement and had to buy some nice spring clothes before they let me out. So, anywayz, that is how the white chocolate turtles came to be on these cupcakes, which I think complements the orange flavor...

I also thought that chocolate would be a great flavor with the orange. I added the Cadbury curls I bought at World Market and they worked just great (not as good as the ones on the new Starbucks cupcakes, but pretty good). So, in the end I got three types of cupcakes out of this recipe...plain orange frosting, white chocolate turtle version and the chocolate curl version! I was amazed. I tried the chocolate curl one and that combo was great!

Don't forget to enter the cupcake contest to win a dozen cupcakes...April 23 is the deadline...

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