Watch Cooking Channel

Cupcakes + Booze


Did you catch last night’s episode of Unique Eats? It was all about cupcakes! If you did tune in, you met Marlo Scott, the owner of Sweet Revenge. Sweet Revenge is New York City’s only cupcake tavern. Scott lists a pairing or either wine or beer for each cupcake on her menu. How does she decide what pairs best with her sweet treats? Scott shares her rationale for her pairings after the jump. Follow her tips and you’ll be able to create your own pairings at home.

Marlo’s Behind-The-Scenes Rationale for Her Cupcake, Wine and Beer Pairings

When I’m determining a wine or beer pairing for one of my desserts, I look to the wine or beer to complement, enhance or counter the spices or other flavor elements in the cake or frosting. My goal is to let the flavors of the alcohol and the dessert play with each other in fun and unexpected ways.

My Signature Flavors of Cupcakes

Sweet Revenge Cupcake at Sweet Revenge NYC
The Cupcake:
SWEET REVENGE
Peanut Butter Cake, Ganache Center with Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting
The Wine: Las Perdices Malbec, Argentina – This smooth, rich medium-body red wine, rounds out the sweetness of the peanut butter and chocolate.
The Beer: Weihenstephaner Hefe Weiss, Germany – This bold, refreshing beer from the world’s oldest brewery counters the peanut butter sweetness while the nut tones in the beer complement the peanut-butter flavor in the cake and frosting.

Pure Cupcake Pairing at Sweet Revenge NYC
The Cupcake: PURE
Mexican Vanilla Cake with Mexican Vanilla Buttercream
The Wine: Principato Pinot Noir, Italy – The fruity notes in this slightly dry red wine go beautifully with the nutty creamy essence of Mexican vanilla. The combination of fruit, nut, and cream flavors work fantastically together.
The Beer: Kwak, Belgium – The caramel and nut tones in the beer enhance and accentuate the nutty creamy essence of Mexican vanilla.

Dirty Cupcake Pairing at Sweet Revenge NYC
The Cupcake: DIRTY
Valrhona Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Truffle
The Wine: Marques de Solariego Rioja, Spain – The cherry notes in this spicy red wine make the dark chocolate experience even more decadent.
The Beer: Kopparberg Pear Cider, Sweden – Light and crisp, the pear flavors of the cider cut the intensity of the dark chocolate, giving it a sweeter finish. Simply fabulous!

Crimson and Cream Cupcake at Sweet Revenge NYC
The Cupcake: CRIMSON AND CREAM
Raspberry Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Raspberry Drizzle
The Wine: Raspberry Bellini – If you’re enjoying a bellini, life is great! This bubbly raspberry cocktail plays up the raspberries baked in the cake and the raspberry coulis drizzle.
The Beer: Belhaven, Scotland – This smooth and creamy golden ale with a slight spice complements the creaminess of the cream cheese frosting and its spices play on the cinnamon we dust over the frosting.

For more pairing suggestions, check out Sweet Revenge’s website. And if you missed last night’s episode, be sure to tune in December 9th at 12:00 p.m. EST.

What’s your favorite drink to pair with cupcakes?

Tags:

Comments (4402)

  1. Venta de casas en cuba posted 12/07/2013

    Venta de casas en cuba…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine several unrelated data, nevertheless truly really worth taking a look, whoa did one master about Mid East has got far more problerms as well [...]…

  2. mens dress shoes Chicago posted 12/07/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the blogs we recommend to our visitors[...]……

  3. handyortung posted 12/08/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  4. click to view posted 12/08/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  5. los angeles caregiver posted 12/08/2013

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  6. his explanation posted 12/08/2013

    Related……

    [...]just beneath, are numerous totally not related sites to ours, however, they are surely worth going over[...]……

  7. benadryl posted 12/08/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  8. mens dress shoes posted 12/08/2013

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting info…

  9. click here to find out more posted 12/09/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  10. view video posted 12/09/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  11. our video posted 12/09/2013

    Sources…

    [...]check below, are some totally unrelated websites to ours, however, they are most trustworthy sources that we use[...]……

  12. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私はよく分からない私は知らない私は何をきただろう | 遭遇私はしていなかったしていなかった場合に行わこのようなポイントこのような。…

  13. MHF 育成代行 posted 12/09/2013

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  14. Buy Wedding Backlinks posted 12/09/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  15. Buy Wedding Backlinks posted 12/09/2013

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  16. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    あなたはいつもしている 何 本当に良い仕事…

  17. Title…

    [...]below you will find the link to some sites that we consider you ought to visit[...]…

  18. boeken inscannen posted 12/10/2013

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are few of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  19. Mirena recall posted 12/10/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  20. venus factor review posted 12/10/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here are a few of the web sites we advocate for our visitors[...]…

  21. Xbox One posted 12/10/2013

    Title…

    [...]although web-sites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we really feel they are really worth a go by way of, so have a look[...]…

  22. search engine posted 12/10/2013

    Check this out…

    [...] that is the end of this article. Here you’ll find some sites that we think you’ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]……

  23. Marco posted 12/10/2013

    Marco…

    [...]the time to read or stop by the material or internet sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  24. Porno posted 12/10/2013

    Online Article……

    [...]The information mentioned in the article are some of the best available [...]……

  25. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    私が感じる非常に 特権たのは使用 あなた ウェブページとを楽しみにしてたっぷりもっと瞬間ここに読み…

  26. Jasa Penerjemah posted 12/10/2013

    Dreamweaver For Website Design…

    Some individuals nevertheless mistake while construct their internet site employing dreamveaver. A lot of case in point and Training about How dreamweaver works too few to assist them to. I understand a lot of people looking forward to dreamweaver e bo…

  27. My Blog Title posted 12/10/2013

    Title…

    This is my Excerpt…

  28. Web Design Boston posted 12/11/2013

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really cool information…

  29. buy backlinks posted 12/11/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every the moment in a though we select blogs that we read. Listed below would be the newest web-sites that we choose [...]…

  30. Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  31. drive website traffic posted 12/11/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  32. ii customer must posted 12/11/2013

    News info…

    I was reading the news and I saw this really interesting topic…

  33. п»їAnyrtew Hisvong posted 12/11/2013

    Another Title sdfsdfsdf…

    I saw this really good post today….

  34. ????????? ???????? posted 12/11/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  35. together posted 12/11/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  36. authenticated plan posted 12/11/2013

    Read was interesting, stay in touch……

    [...]please visit the sites we follow, including this one, as it represents our picks from the web[...]……

  37. TERA 育成代行 posted 12/11/2013

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    私が感じるかわいい 恵まれたのは使用 あなたの全体 ウェブページとを楽しみにして本当にもっと瞬間ここに読み…

  38. delivery posted 12/11/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to quality articles that I like but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  39. consumption posted 12/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are several entirely not associated web sites to ours, having said that, they’re surely worth going over[...]…

  40. find it here posted 12/12/2013

    Great website…

    [...]we like to honor many other articles, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]……

  41. guttate psoriasis posted 12/12/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  42. 9ap posted 12/13/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  43. click here posted 12/13/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  44. click here posted 12/13/2013

    Its hard to find good help…

    I am constantnly saying that its hard to get quality help, but here is…

  45. TERA 育成代行 posted 12/13/2013

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    私は何をきただろう | 発見私はしていなかったしていなかった場合に行わこのようなソリューションこのような。…

  46. TERA 育成代行 posted 12/13/2013

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    当社 誠実 後悔 いないためあなた 以前…

  47. Best New Cars in SW Michigan posted 12/13/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  48. klikken hier posted 12/13/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  49. click here posted 12/13/2013

    Informative and precise…

    Its difficult to find informative and precise information but here I found…

  50. handyortung posted 12/13/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions……

    [...]usually posts some very interesting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]……

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c