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Happy Monday, ya'll! Did you have an awesome weekend? I'm so grateful for this warmer weather! My bones are screaming BRING ON SPRING!
As you may have noticed on Friday, I posted all the fun pictures from our San Diego Wedding Fun weekend. I had an absolute BLAST celebrating my bachelorette party, wedding shower, and just hanging with the girls!
So what did Jake do while I was out having fun? Gambled of course! His actual bachelor party is takin' place in a few weeks, but he and some friends and family went out to the casino for a night full of cigar smokin', poker playin', manly fun.
...and so ensued the inspiration for these manly treats. I have a confession to make. I am about as girly as it gets. I knew Jake and his buddies would love a sweet treat to snack on when they came back from the casino, but cupcakes + manly, don't really fit together in the same sentence. My logic was that Black Forest...Forest...Forest = Hunting...Hunting = manly...therefore, Black Forest Cupcakes are manly...end of discussion. ;) Not to mention...top 'em with cigars? BOOM instant party favorite.
Throwing the cupcakes together was really a snap at all. First, I just made my favorite box mix, and set the cakes out to cool.
Scoop out your middles with a small tea spoon
Fill with delicious cherry pie filling
and frost! But wait...HERE is where it gets good...
Top your cupcakes with Cubero Cigarillos, (Available at Walmart!) and your party guests will be in manly, bachelor, poker playin' heavin! (Maybe i'm not quite as girly as I thought!)
What I love the MOST about the Cubero Cigarillos, is they come individually wrapped, so they're perfect to put atop these sweet bachelor treats. Serve with a few Jack Daniels mini's, and that's a poker night any mans man would want to be a part of.
Cubero Cigars have a delicious sweet aftertaste (according to Jake) so they're the perfect accompaniment to dessert. And how many guys do you know who love sittin' around the poker table with cards in one hand, and cigar in the other? Cubero Cigars are made with the best Scandinavian tobacco, and only use premium flavors to enhance your cigar smokin', poker plain' experience. :)
I am in love with these little cuties, I think in addition to making cupcakes manly, they're an awesome addition to little gift bags for your bachelor, or as a fun wedding gift for any men in your wedding party. Jake has already picked up a few extra boxes to give to his men as wedding gifts the day of. (I hope none of you are reading this!)
What did your hubsicle do for his bachelor party? Did you take any part to make it extra special? I'd love to hear!
Until Next Time,