A cinnamon roll cupcake? OH YES!!! I'M SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS!!!
Ideas for new cupcake flavors are always swarming through my head...some good and some...very bad. My husband is in love with cinnamon rolls...let me rephrase that- if a cinnamon roll was a woman...I'd be a goner. Haha. He's probably going to hate me for writing that. But stay it shall!!! Bwahaha!
Anyway! Having a husband with such a love for cinnamon rolls, I'm always being asked by him to either make the actual thing or make a same flavored cupcake. Why it's taken me this long to finally do it, I have no idea.
Here's some funny timing: at his work they were having a cupcake challenge! I was specifically told I, Miss Cupcake Baker, could not participate! BUT my husband could and I could talk him through things as long as I didn't touch a thing! Agony! "I want to do a cinnamon roll cupcake" he said. So I thought to myself, now's the time to try out this idea. He was all in as well. So I started experimenting and created what I thought to be the perfect combination of cupcake meets cinnamon roll. I wanted it to have the look of a cupcake and taste exactly like a cinnamon roll. I had the perfect taste tester too!
THEY WERE RIDICULOUSLY DELICIOUS.
I kid and lie not.
We were in awe.
When I thought I had it nailed down it was time for my husband to give it a test and try his own hand at baking...
He was such a great listener! A little nervous at some parts and a little untimely, but he did awesome. As I instructed things like "Ok now add the eggs and sugar and cream until light and fluffy" or "Slowly add the milk mixture alternating with the dry...SLOW DOWN THE MIXER!!" he listened and did appropriately (I didn't even want to touch the mixer, pans, oven etc so we could truly say he did them 100% by himself!). His came out pretty good too I must say...a little funky on the piping (we made an inside joke about his frosting looking like..well never mind actually!) but for the most part a job pretty well done. Dang, now I wish we would have taken photos of his to share! Oh well, next time.