Happy Beer Season! Being from Germany originally, I must admit I am quite surprised I haven’t actually posted anything related to Oktoberfest before. However unlike the title might suggest, this is not a usual recipe post but rather some inspiration and tips on how to make these super easy and delicious beer cupcakes. Although Oktoberfest in Germany is already coming to an end, in London we are just about to get started so without further ado, let’s get right into it!
For the dough you can basically choose any cupcakes recipe you like – I went for a sweet but distinct Chocolate-Guinness mixture on this occasion. Simply mix all the ingredients together and bake your cupcakes as you normally would.
Once everything has cooled down, we can start shaping the beer glasses. For a slightly bulky shape, simply cut off the muffin tops and combine 2 bottom halves to make the shape. I’m sure the people around you will very happily dispose of any leftover muffin tops. :)
Now what type of filling you choose to put between those muffin halves is really up to you. This could be anything from traditional buttercream to just plain fruits. I tried making these cupcakes a bit lighter so decided to just go with thin apple slices to freshen things up.
Finally it’s time for the all important cover. Thankfully this part is also quite easy and doesn’t take long at all. For the glass and handle, I just used yellow and white fondant. If you want your beer glasses to look smoother than mine, I recommend putting a thin layer of buttercream underneath. Definitely let your creativity run wild on the shape of the glasses. Give them dents or stripes or whatever shape you like (using household items if needs be). Finally top the glass off with a nice bit of drippy foam. If you want more of a puffy look I’d recommend whipped cream. I tried getting a nice drip on the glasses so I went for a light cream cheese frosting.
Finally, Place your beers in the fridge and get them out just before you need them, so they’re still nice and cold. Cheers!