You guys know I'm the Evil Cake Overlord, and purveyor of all that is awesome about cake. You know that I swear by Swiss Meringue Buttercream, which is - quite simply - the most fabulous frosting that ever existed. I have never steered anyone wrong when it comes to matters of cake.
Here's the thing: That "frosting" you buy in a can? Like... the "cream cheese" stuff? The stuff I would never personally put on a cake... ever?
I love it.
I have the most ridiculous sweet tooth ever, one that knows NO shame. While I would never use canned frosting on cake, it has other great uses... like making store bought gluten free cookies palatable. Melting some and drizzling it over ice cream is probably my guiltiest of pleasures. (Hear that? That's the sound of my "cred" dying... ack! ).
With the new cake vodkas on the market, there's another great use for it - I like to keep some on hand, for rimming martini glasses!
... which brings me to today's recipe: Birthday Cake Martinis!
As I described in my Candy Apple Martinis post, today's recipe is technically a martini cocktail, not a "martini". It's all good. Anyway, last year, I made a Dessert Pizza for my husband's birthday. This year, I created this cocktail for him.
...And then I procrastinated for almost two months, only getting around to posting it when my own birthday was looming! I'm turning 33 tomorrow, hubby - as always - beat me to it!
Anyway, it's been about a year since we first saw the UV "Cake" flavored vodka in a liquor store, which we had to buy - obviously. I don't know what we were expecting, but we were kind of shocked when out mouths were greeted with the very clear, VERY accurate flavor of canned frosting.
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