Twitter just alerted me to another possible use for the leftover cake scraps which are taking up valuable space in my freezer. Cake cups.
What? I hear you shout. I know, it took me a while to get my head round these little babies too but essentially they are a cross between a cupcake and a trifle.
They have been conjoured up by New York bakers www.beeskneesbakingco.com who originally made them as an alternative to cupcakes for weddings. Because they are served in whiskey glasses (or bourbon glasses if you are the other side of the pond) they can very easily be stacked to form a cake tower. Also the glasses can be ingraved with personalised wedding messages for guests as a memento of the day.
Pretty good idea I'd say but what actually is a cake cup? It looks like crumbed cake at the bottom. Then a layer of frosting and filling with more cake on top. So it resembles a trifle in structure and you would definitely require a fork to eat. I'm thinking it is more of a dessert really than a cake, to me a cake can be eaten with your fingers but regardless I am going to try making some of these. The Lemon Raspberry which has raspberry honey jam and lemon curd filling sounds immense!
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