Cactus Caramel Cupcakes

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    12

    Cupcakes
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free

By Karen Morgan

Published 2010

  • About

Adorable to behold and divine to devour, these little cupcakes have a tendency to make any baker feel accomplished. It’s the satiny caramel icing that looks so impressive (well, it is one of the oldest American recipes, dating to 1880; also known as burnt sugar icing, it’s a Southern classic). I decorated mine with a green-sugar cactus, because that was the original design I used for my son Leo’s birthday a few years back, but you can use any design you want.