This can, just as easily, be a feminine shot glass cupcake. I just wanted the challenge of making something "fruity" (sweet cupcakes with adorable sprinkles), transform into a tolerable treat for manly men. I used some Jagermeister shot glasses, blue and black cake batter and special things for topping.
Keep in mind - with the idea of baking cupcakes in shot glasses, you can really display the colors in a small package. I love rainbows and unicorns, but maybe you like black and red (which I also love), and you want to show those awesome colors in a shot glass cupcake. Plus, if you have a collection of glasses, this would be a cool way to show them off at a party, with alcoholic recipe cupcakes, then drink out of them afterwards.
Disclaimer - I was crazy enough to put shot glasses in my oven. I live dangerously. Don't trust me. BUT, if the glasses seem thick enough to handle it, maybe they are. Don't turn up the heat beyond 325, because I didn't. But remember, don't trust me, this is a disclaimer. :)
Step 1: Tools!
-Make it easy - cake mix. Mix it.
-Colors, if you like them, divide batter and color.
-Pick your burly toppings. Make them rough.
-Choose your favorite shot glasses.
*Set oven to 325 degrees. Don't forget. (PRE-Heat)
Step 2: Directions! (Not Instructions, Don't Worry.)
Just set your half-filled shot glasses onto a metal pan and put them into the oven. Depending on your oven, it should take 10-12 minutes. Use a toothpick to poke inside and make sure that it slips out clean! Take them out of the oven and put them on a rack to cool.
*TIP* The glass will continue to cook your cupcake, so you want to make sure to remove the shot glass from all heat. You don't want any ugly yellowing inside.
Step 3: Alternative Vessels.
Basically, stick to shot glasses for the best, most presentable results. And I will remind you - I base my judgement on what turns out the best - most visually appealing outcome.
Step 4: MenCorate!
Maybe it will become a thing. :D Anyways - I've thought about what would require a cupcake to jump over the edge and land into Hello Kitty's arms. This answer is - bright colors, pastels, rainbows, pinks, sprinkles, glitter, etc. Staying away from those options didn't leave much to choose from.
I chose to go with powdered sugar, classic chocolate chips (small or normal), and heath candy stuff (comes in a bag like chocolate chips).
By mixing and matching these understated toppings, you can't go wrong. I love the idea of using the Heath Bar stuff, because it adds a rough texture, and that's how guys like it, right? Rough!? :) I'm very impressed with the way these turned out, and I hope you guys will use shot glasses for manly or girly cupcakes at your parties! Just eat them with a spoon!