Ginger Ale Cupcakes

Today I have a fun little giveaway with my favorite party supply shop – Hey YoYo!  Whenever I need a jolt of inspiration, I just hop on over to the online store to get a fix of kitsch and color.  Amanda is the shopkeep, and she has an eye for the cutest cupcake papers, treat bags and partyware of all kinds!

I recently received some squee!-worthy items from the shop, like these party hats. They’re reversible! And how cute are those confetti napkins? The pattern reminds me of sprinkles, so I was in for those immediately! Honestly, I fell in love with the entire Toot Sweet line of paper napkins, cupcake liners, pinwheel toppers and etcetera. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

My good friend Christen was having a birthday, so she was the perfect person to help model party hats. She also came up with the idea for ginger ale cupcakes (which look extra cute in these liners). They really turned out delicious and quite apropos for party fare.

Love those Pinwheel Toppers!

Christen’s cute pooch tagged along and he was caught giving crazy puppy-dog eyes for a bite of cupcake. Awww!  And you should have seen him and Biscuit-the-pug playing together, they were double trouble!

Contest Entry


a Rafflecopter giveaway

This contest is open worldwide because Hey YoYo ships worldwide, how awesome is that!?

Balloon toppers can be found here!

The ginger ale cupcakes were light and delicious. Christen commented that the cake portion tasted “bubbly”, and with their faint gingery flavor, they do! We toasted each other with them after a day filled with laughing and chasing rambunctious pups.  Hope you’ll enjoy them too!

Ginger Ale Cupcakes

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Source: SprinkleBakes original recipe

Yield: About 18 cupcakes

Prep:  1 hour 15
minutes

Ginger Ale Cake

1/2 cup butter softened

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 3/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup ginger ale

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle
    attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time beating well after
    each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking
    powder, salt and ground ginger; set aside. 
    In a small bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup ginger ale and 1/2 cup sour
    cream (mixture will fizz and bubble a little). 
    Add flour and champagne mixture alternately, beginning and ending with
    flour.  Batter will be thick.
  3. Fill cupcake papers with 1/4 cup level measures of
    batter.  Bake for 17-22 minutes.  Set aside.

Ginger Ale Buttercream

1 cup ginger ale

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons water

1 tsp. ground ginger

2 sticks of butter softened

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

  1. Place the 1 cup of ginger ale in a small saucepan.  Simmer over medium-high heat until reduced to
    1/2 cup.  Reduce heat to low. In a small
    cup, whisk together cornstarch and water until no lumps remain.  Add mixture to 1/2 cup ginger ale
    reduction.  Whisk constantly as you
    heat.  Mixture will thicken and have a
    soft gel appearance.  Remove from heat
    and whisk in ground ginger.  Transfer
    mixture to a bowl and allow to cool completely.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk
    attachment, cream softened butter and cooled ginger ale mixture together until
    smooth.  Stir in confectioners’ sugar 1
    cup at a time on low speed until thickened to piping consistency.  You may not have to use all the
    confectioners’ sugar.  Conversely, If the
    ginger ale gel mixture is added while still slightly hot or if it was not
    cooked enough, you may need to add more confectioners’ sugar.
  3. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large
    star tip and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Decorate with white nonpareils.
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Casey @ The Baker Bee
Casey @ The Baker Bee
8 years ago

Ohmygoodness, I could spend hours on that site! I love the Confetti Rainbow cupcake liners & the solid rainbow liners. I might have a cupcake liner obsession!!

Polkaostrich
Polkaostrich
8 years ago

I love those Black Tie paper cups!!

Flowerstar
Flowerstar
8 years ago

Such lovely colours! Love the balloon toppers :).

Vi
Vi
8 years ago

Love the striped straws!!! Perfect for the wedding shower I am throwing for my sister 🙂

jen
jen
8 years ago

I Love the paper straws, mini pedestals, and the cupcake liners!!! So much cute stuff!!!

jen

houseofrubyjean.blogspot.com

Suburban prep
Suburban prep
8 years ago

I love the Nutcracker ballet and I love the fact that there is a nutcracker cupcake set.

Katie K
Katie K
8 years ago

Must have those confetti napkins! So cute!!!

Tracy
Tracy
8 years ago

These look yummy!

Renewal
Renewal
8 years ago

Your photos are so adorable! I love them! I am so excited to try this recipe, my hubby would absolutely flip for these.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

oh the candy cups! so colorful!

c_lavallee at hotmail.com

Heather
Heather
8 years ago

It's impossible for me to choose just one thing from that beautiful shop! I have my eye on dozens of things that are inspiring a theme for my daughter's 4th birthday coming up in July! Invitations always set the mood for me so I'd say that is where I would start! Great giveaway and great idea using Ginger Ale in baking!

Melanie
Melanie
8 years ago

I just love all the straws they have & the pinwheel cake toppers!! =)

Ergo – Blog

Lisanne
Lisanne
8 years ago

those balloon toppers! i think i might need to order some… so many memories.

MarissaKubinski
MarissaKubinski
8 years ago

The cupcake liners are adorable!

Amanda H
Amanda H
8 years ago

I would love to try out making some cupcakes with the Rainbow Sugar Decorations! I think I could manage some fluffy clouds. 🙂 So many cute things on their site.

Vee
Vee
8 years ago

I love the toot sweet cupcake wrappers

Amy
Amy
8 years ago

I am a sucker for paper straws,,,and bright happy cup cake papers…oh yeah!

Rachel
Rachel
8 years ago

i love their invitations!

prouddaydreamer
prouddaydreamer
8 years ago

It's all sooo cute! But my favorite item is definitely the Teacup Cupcake Mold n.n

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Love the balloons!

http://www.atasteofkoko.com

Jillian
Jillian
8 years ago

I love all the vintage looking cupcake toppers!

Elanne
Elanne
8 years ago

Those pinwheels are adorable!!!! The cupcakes look scrumptious!

Miggea
Miggea
8 years ago

I loved the spoons and these http://heyyoyo.com/item/Extra-Long-Striped-Straws-Silver/1047/c15 straws!! SO CUTE!

Michelle
Michelle
8 years ago

What a cute site! I am always looking for great little places to find baking supplies 🙂 My favorite thing today are the cupcake containers! I live far away from my family so I am always looking for clever ways to send cake 🙂 The Toot Sweet collection is adorable as well!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

Cute cupcakes! Ginger treats are so delicious.

Cheers,

Rosa

Aryn
Aryn
8 years ago

I love the graphic utensils, so cute!

Tiffany
Tiffany
8 years ago

I love their sweet animals straw. Those cupcakes sound yummy!

Amber
Amber
8 years ago

I love the balloon cupcake toppers! Adorable!

Amber
Amber
8 years ago

I love the balloon cupcake toppers! Adorable!

Janet
Janet
8 years ago

oh my! I know where all my supplies are coming from now! Also, ginger ale is my favorite drink and I love these cupcakes!

Becca
Becca
8 years ago

I really like the bow toppers. I would love to put them on cupcakes to celebrate my 54th birthday!

Beth C.
Beth C.
8 years ago

The rainbow sugar decorations are adorable.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
8 years ago

I love the little cake-topper balloons! I know I've seen them somewhere before.

Traci
Traci
8 years ago

There are some cute kids toys that I would love to buy for the baby we're expecting in June, especially the You Want Fries With That Sandwich Set. Thanks for the giveaway!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
8 years ago

I like the Pinwheel Pick Cupcake Toppers!

VAS
VAS
8 years ago

Love all their cupcake liners and oooh..the striped straws.

SEAS
SEAS
8 years ago

So much cuteness!!

Colette (Coco)
Colette (Coco)
8 years ago

Ginger ale cupcakes sound wildly delicious!

Love that pooch.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I love the Chevron Small Favor Bags: Yellow. They're super cute and I'm a big fan of anything with the Chevron print on it.

Emily S.
Emspecht@aol.com

Lina Plata
Lina Plata
8 years ago

Loved the cupcakes! I tried the recipe and it was perfect! I'm also very exited about the giveaway!!!!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

So many fun cupcake kits ! hard to choose one ! great giveaway !

Cara
Cara
8 years ago

Oooh, I love all of the sprinkles and sugar decorations, especially the lips and moustaches! Oh, and the hot air balloon ones, those are so cool!

lindala
lindala
8 years ago

Toot Sweet Cupcake Wrappers and the striped straws!

Anna
Anna
8 years ago

Ohh, this is a really interesting flavor! Thanks for sharing. And those hats are to die for. I want to put one on my poodle!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
8 years ago

I love the paper straws!

Rafaella Miyahira Nakazato
Rafaella Miyahira Nakazato
8 years ago

Lindo!!

Mellybrown
Mellybrown
8 years ago

Oh man, love all those toppers! And sprinkles!

Mollie H.
Mollie H.
8 years ago

So many cute cupcake papers! There were some dinosaur ones that were particularly cute.

Colleen
Colleen
8 years ago

OMG. so many wonderful items to choose from.
I love All the pretty cupcake liners as well as the sprinkles
Thank you for this opportunity
ColleenB.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Kim P –
I love it all over at Hey Yo Yo but I really like the new black and white poka dot straws!