Tequlia Rose Shots

Tequila Rose Cocktails and Cupcakes

It’s not often we share ideas for drinks, but today we’d like to introduce you to Tequila Rose. If you haven’t tried it before, you must! Tequila Rose is a unique blend of strawberry flavour cream liqueur and premium Mexican tequila, and it’s SO good!

A Perfect Hen Party Drink

If you are looking for a special drink for your hen party, or even your wedding (maybe for the evening as it might be a little much for the daytime), then this might be the tipple you are looking for.

Tequlia Rose Shots

I’m partial to a strawberry liqueur (usually in a cocktail), but I’m not usually a fan of tequila… however, I loved Tequila Rose!

I recently organised my sister’s hen party (feature coming soon) and I was sent a bottle of Tequila Rose to try; what better way to try it than with a group of hens! It’s a pretty pink colour, which was perfect for our hen party theme. It also made a really nice change from the wine and bubbles.

Tequila Rose Cocktails

Tequila Rose is a beautiful drink on its own (it’s too good to down in one; this one is a ‘sipping’ shot!), but it’s also really good in a cocktail.

Tequila Rose Cocktails - Wild Rose

Try these delicious Tequila Rose cocktails…

Wild Rose

  • 0.75 oz. Tequila Rose
  • 0.75 oz. Irish Cream
  • 0.75 oz. Vanilla Flavoured Vodka
  • Serve on the rocks in a short glass

Sexy Strawberry Cocktail

  • 1 Shot of Tequila Rose
  • Half Shot of Vanilla Flavour Vodka
  • Add ice, shake and strain into a Martini glass

You can see more recipes here.

Tequila Rose Cupcakes

Another fabulous way to enjoy Tequila Rose is to create some yummy cupcakes. Again, these are great for hen parties as they have a natural pink colour (or you could change the colour of the icing by adding a colouring).

Tequila Rose Cupcakes

This delicious recipe is by Baking Bar

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 150g Butter
  • 150g Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (or other flavour)
  • 1tsp Tequila Rose
  • A few drops of colouring (optional)
  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp Milk

Buttercream Frosting

  • 450g Icing Sugar
  • 110g Butter
  • 0.5tsp Salt
  • 2tbsp Tequila Rose
  • A few drops of colouring (optional)
  • 1tbsp Milk (optional)

To Make the Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 180c.
  2. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until smooth and pale.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Fold in the vanilla extract, Tequila Rose and any colouring (if required).
  6. Sieve the flour into the cupcake batter and add the two tablespoons of milk. Fold the ingredients together, but do not over-stir.
  7. Place tablespoons of the cupcake batter into cupcake cases.
  8. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cupcakes spring back when pressed lightly.
  9. Place on a wire cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.

To Make the Buttercream Frosting

When the cupcakes are cool you can begin making the frosting.

  1. In a large bowl beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Then gradually add the icing sugar a little at a time. You may want to use a wooden spoon to cream this icing sugar with the butter or you will end up in a cloud of icing sugar if you use the electric mixer.
  3. Add the Tequila Rose and salt at this stage to help bring the mixture together.
  4. Now you can move back to using an electric mixer (if the mixture is still very stiff add 1tbsp of milk). Add any colouring (if required) and beat on a medium / high speed for around 10 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
  5. You can add more icing sugar or more milk to change the consistency slightly if you wish. The consistency will vary slightly depending on the temperature of your kitchen.

These cupcakes are perfect for weddings, parties, hen parties, or just because you love them!

I’m pretty sure that Tequila Rose is going to be your new obsession this year (it’s certainly mine!). You can find out more on their Facebook page

Cheers!

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Millie's Cookies Logo

The Wedding Community are big fans of Millie’s Cookies , and we were very excited to discover they now have a complete range of wedding favours, including wedding favour cookies and wedding cookie cupcakes; the perfect way to keep your guests sweet!

The cookie cupcakes are presented on a beautiful tiered stand, creating a stunning centrepiece and a great alternative to a tiered wedding cake. Personalised wedding cookie cupcakes are made to order to suit all wedding colour themes and taste buds.

Tower of cupcakes from Millie's Cookies Tower of cupcakes from Millie's Cookies

They are available in milk chocolate, white chocolate or double chocolate chip cookie flavours, and are baked into a choice of metallic gold or silver cupcake foils. You can choose from different icing colours and flavours, including white, blue, green (all vanilla), chocolate, strawberry, lemon and brand new caramel, and edible toppings such as chocolate shavings, mini sugar butterflies, sugar hearts, pearls, wafer roses and daisies. They are also budget-friendly, starting at just £1.35 per cake.

Millie’s wedding favours will not only wow your guests’ taste buds, they also make beautiful table decorations, and are available in round or cute heart shapes, with a choice of the same icing flavours, colours, bases and toppings as the wedding cookie cupcakes.

Millie's Cookies Wedding Favours Millie's Cookies Wedding Favour in Heart-Shaped Box

Each favour is individually packaged in either a cream coloured square box with blue bow and clear heart window, elegantly cushioned in a luxury, custom-made ivory heart-shaped box, or simply placed in a clear bag. Baked fresh to order, Millie’s wedding favours start at just £1.35 in the clear bag, £1.75 for the square box, and £2.50 for the heart-shaped box, per favour.

The Wedding Community team recently tried the whole range of Millie’s Cookies’ scrummy cookies (they really didn’t last long in the office!), and we know that you and your wedding guests will love them as much as we did.

For all wedding products, Millie’s Cookies stores require a minimum of 1-2 weeks’ notice.

You can find out more about Millie’s Cookies on their website www.milliescookies.com and Facebook page.

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We were recently delighted to welcome wedding cake maker A Bite of Delight to The Wedding Community.

Melanie makes the most amazing wedding cakes, and when she popped some samples into The Wedding Community HQ this week we thought it was Christmas again!

Royal Wedding Cake Pops from A Bite of Delight Royal Wedding Cupcakes from A Bite of Delight

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, A Bite of Delight produced Union Jack cake pops and Union Jack colour inspired cupcakes. Each cake pop is delicately handmade and we tried the chocolate fudge brownie ones which are amazing, each decorated with the Union Jack flag. If you have never tried or seen cake pops before, they are little round (or shaped) pieces of cake on sticks. They are brilliant for weddings as you can give each guest one as a wedding favour, or even have these added to your wedding cake.

The cupcakes are also delicious, very light and moist. If you are thinking of having cupcakes or a cupcake tower at your wedding, these will really please your wedding guests!

Cookies and Cream Cheesecake from A Bite of Delight Cake Pops from A Bite of Delight

We also tried A Bite of Delight’s cheesecake and WOW! We are big cheesecake fans but have never tasted anything so good! Their cookies and cream cheesecake is absolutely divine and would be a great replacement if you do not fancy a traditional cake for your wedding.

We cannot recommend A Bite of Delight highly enough. The love and attention that goes into each cake is amazing.

To find out more about A Bite of Delight wedding cakes visit their website www.abiteofdelight.co.uk

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Strawbubbly - Cupcakes in a Jar from G Desserts

Cupcakes are still very much on trend for weddings as an alternative to a traditional wedding cake. We recently came across G Desserts who create delicious cupcakes in cute jars, a fantastic twist on traditional cupcakes and perfect for wedding favours.

G Desserts create two differed size cupcakes, regular (£3.40) and taster (£2.40). The regular comes in a jar 2.5″ in diameter and 2.9″ in height and has two layers of cake and two layers of scrummy icing. The taster (mini cupcakes) size comes in a cute little jar that is 2.3″ in diameter and 2.2″ in height and has one layer of cake and one layer of icing. Each jar is tied with a pretty polka dot ribbon.

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There are currently seven different flavours to choose from:

  • Strawbubbly
  • Simply Vanilla
  • Victoria Sponge
  • Carrot Passion
  • Chocolate Nutter
  • Lemon Passion
  • Red Velvet

We sampled Red Velvet, Lemon Passion, Chocolate Nutter and Victoria Sponge, all of which we have to say were utterly divine, but I think our favourite (if we had to choose) was the Lemon Passion.

Lemon Passion - Cupcakes in a Jar from G Desserts

G Desserts use only the finest and freshest ingredients, free from additives and preservatives.  The detail that goes into creating these stunning little cakes is amazing and they all look and taste fantastic.

For more information about G Desserts visit their website: www.gdesserts.com

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Cupcakes are still very popular as an alternative to traditional wedding cakes. There are so many beautiful cupcake designs to choose from, and most wedding cake makers will be delighted to create bespoke designed cupcakes for you to complement your wedding style or theme. Cupcakes can also be used for your table centre displays. Stack them on gorgeous cake stands for your guests to dive in and help themselves!

These are some of our favourite cupcakes right now, from some on The Wedding Community’s wedding cake suppliers.

Cupcake pictures for wedding cupcake ideas

Strawberry Cupcakes – Maisie Fantaisie Cupcake Wrappers

Pretty Pink Cupcakes – Vanilla Cake Shop

Butterfly Cupcakes – Le Papillon Patisserie

Gold Rose Chocolate Cupcakes – Couture Cakes

Birdcage Cupcake – The Cake Parlour

Vintage Lace Black and White Cupcakes – Planet Cake

Floral Cupcake – Petal and Feast

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