Everyone loves a good cupcake. In fact, cupcakes are probably my favorite thing to photograph. It can be hard though after a quarter of a century to find a cupcake that I haven’t tried. Enter coca cola cupcakes. I know you can barbeque with coke and even Dr. pepper, but I had never heard of it being used in baking. I decided to give it a try, turns out it was well worth the risk.
Recipe will follow at the end of the post, and I will warn you that I struggled a bit with the cola flavored frosting. I had to make adjustments in order to get a frosting that had a consistency proper for piping. I’m also very excited because I was finally able to utilize some props I had purchased years back. An old coke bottle which I obtained from an antique shop when I was still living in Missouri. Chet always rolls his eyes when I buy photo prop goodies and I’m pretty sure he is convinced that I’m part hoarder. But as many photographers can relate, be it fashion, food, or anywhere else on the photo spectrum; props set the tone and you never know when that coke bottle can come in handy. 😛
Enjoy the images and as always, I encourage you to make these yourself!