So first a little backstory:
The DFW board has what we think is either an AE or a MUD who posted a poll asking if a Grape flavored wedding cake was stupid. Naturally, it sounded awful to all of us. We have a GTG coming up this weekend, and I offered to be this month's cupcake baker. As an homage to the hilarity that ensued from the grape cake thread, I made grape cupcakes.
I thought you guys might get a laugh at how RIDICULOUS these look... and at the suprising taste result.
Substitute apple sauce for oil
Substitute grape juice for water
Add 1 package grape jello
Just a smidge of Wilton's violet gel color (for icing but it's what I had ;P)
Plain ol Vanilla frosting
Purple dusting sugar - I might add some pearl dust for you ladies on Friday.
In the oven:
Fresh and hot:
I can't lie, I ate the batter like I was starving. Om nom nom. I was skeptical but the flavor is a light grape. It's more of an after taste than an in your face BAM I AM GRAPE KOOLAID taste.
Overall...not my favorite cupcake ever, but I do like it.