I had some root beer flavoring and used some to make cupcakes-Root Beer Float Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Icing. I used the same batter/recipe that I used for the S’more cupcakes. I omitted the almond flavoring and used the root beer flavoring instead. I made a butter cream icing and instead of using a couple of teaspoon of milk as the recipe calls for, I used a little more than a ¼ cup of heavy cream. I wanted the frosting to be akin to vanilla ice cream. I crushed some root beer barrel candies to sprinkle on top of the frosting. There is a hint of root beer flavor in the cupcake, but I should not have used so much frosting/icing on the tops of the cupcakes. That much frosting took away from the flavor of the cupcakes.
How about those square straws? The straws I made using tinted white chocolate. I was loosing my patience try to make them round.
Of course, Brian likes them. If I ever make them again, I won’t use so much frosting on the tops or I was thinking of softening some vanilla ice cream and scooping a small amount on each cupcake then freezing them. Nah! I don’t think that would work either. It’s back to the drawing board-so to speak.