As soon as I heard that the Flavor of the Month was to make something as a tribute to John Hughes, I immediately got excited. I love his films! My top three favorites include, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and Sixteen Candles.
I knew I wanted to make some sort of cupcake and I didn’t want to just make pink cupcakes. Then Natalie, from Bake and Destroy, reminded me about her French Toast Cupcakes. It was the perfect idea for my crazy, busy schedule.
I decided to make a basic buttermilk vanilla cupcake and throw in some cinnamon. For the frosting, I initially started with a maple buttercream, but didn’t like the taste at all. So that one went in the trash and I started again. The cupcakes were topped with cream cheese frosting and a dusting of cinnamon. Really the cupcakes weren’t much like French toast at all, but more like cinnamon cupcakes, but who cares because they were so good!