Introduction: MUGcake

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This is a mini mug-cake, not a cup-cake.  But it's still kinda a cupcake.

I believe that this is a small shot glass, which makes it perfect for making something look like alcohol, when it really isn't.  

All you need :  cake mix (maybe the remainder of it, because you need so little).  Shot glass (preferably mug-shaped).  White frosting!

Step 1: Baking Ze Beer!

Pre-heat oven to 325, and be careful, my disclaimer is - don't hold me accountable for what you put in your oven.  My experiment went well, so if you have a shot glass that looks strong enough, your experiment may go well, also.  *Good Luck!*  :)

Fill only half way full!

Okay, oven is at 325, I used white cake, (with sprinkles lol), you can spray the glass with pam if you'd like.  Bake for around 9 minutes, depending on the size of your shot glass.  Pull out of the oven as soon as you have a toothpick that comes clean once you've pierced your beer.

Completely remove from heat so that the cupcake doesn't continue to cook anymore than it already will, being in a hot glass.

Step 2: Icing!

I just iced it with my fingertip while it was still hot, so it went on smoothly and I was able to force some over the edge of the glass and it continued to melt it's way down.  It looks pretty accurate.  It would be best if you didn't use sprinkle cupcake mix, too!  Maybe try a beer cake recipe for this one, to make it even more authentic.  :)



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    i have the same shotglass (yes it is a shotglass) its from joska kristal in germany they sell em for 99 cents , mine's ingraved :P

    They make Metal Stainless Steel shot glasses, would those be good to use?

    I made this for fathers day, thanks for the idea! :


    Very cute--adorable, in fact. You don't think a yellow cake would work? One way you could lower the likelihood of the glass breaking would be to preheat them--pour boiling water into them, empty, quickly dry, spray, and fill, then pop in oven. I qualify this by saying I haven't tried this, but I think it would work.

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    Spot ON advice!

    Haha :-D I had no problems with the glass in the oven, but your advice may help those who are uncertain. And as per the beer color, I like blondes!! Haha :-D

    There are so many possiblities with this method.

    Excellent presentation!!!

    This looks like the perfect vehicle for some Guinness cupcakes.

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    Absolutely! You can even top it with real foam as soon as you are ready to serve. ;)