For adults only …When someone is presented with a plate of seemingly ordinary cupcakes and told that it is in fact a twist on their favourite alcoholic drink, it’s amazing to see how their eyes light up. The author and her family spent many years as “expats” during which time she started experimenting with alcohol-infused versions of cupcakes and soon could not keep up with the demand. This collection of recipes has been tested, tweaked and adjusted where necessary to ensure that they are practically flop-proof. Some have liqueur in the icing, some have wine or beer in the cake itself, and others have seductive soft centres oozing with delightful cocktail ingredients. Step-by-step instructions explain clearly how the cupcakes are made, and while this book is not about cake decorating, the author includes fabulous ideas for making the cupcakes reflect something of their special nature. Gorgeous full-page photographs of every cupcake will inspire even the most reluctant cook to try them and helpful hints and tips throughout will help ensure success. There are also lots of suggested alternatives and recommendations for substitutions. Conversion tables and basic facts about alcohol and how it reacts in batter and icing complete the information you need to replicate the scrumptious cupcakes. So whether your favourite tipple is beer stout or pink champagne, your ideal cocktail Pina Colada or a Margarita, you want this book. It will change the nature of high tea forever!