More Festive Baking with Cakes Under the Influence

More Festive Baking with Cakes Under the Influence


Cakes Under the Influence


Disclosure:  The item featured below is a part of my Holiday Gift Guide.  I was provided an item in exchange for an honest review.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.


I love the fall and winter because it means I am getting the opportunity to bake lots of goodies, I usually do most of my baking during this time of year because it not only keeps the house nice and warm but it keeps it smelling so yummy.  I just love trying new cookies and cupcake recipes and sharing them with my family and friends.  As much baking as I’ve done though I’ve only baked with alcohol in one cookie recipe and one cake recipe from Trinidad.  I usually don’t use much alcohol in my baking because I don’t think it lasts long or stays in the recipes except for the cake from Trinidad.  Well I had the unique opportunity to try and add Cakes Under the Influence to my Holiday Gift Guide this year and I jumped at the chance.



The kits at Cakes Under the Influence are made for you to create cocktail inspired cakes that are infused with your favorite cocktails.  Their mold include:


  • Champagne Flute Mold
  • Martini & Mini Martini Mold
  • Margarita and Mini Margarita Mold
  • Shot Mold




Making the cakes are so easy it’s a breeze and anyone can do it.  First you set up your molds.  Since they have odd shapes they come with special silicone molds to keep the baking mold in place while your cakes bake in the oven.


I got a hi-proof baking kit to try in my review kit in chocolate flavor.  It’ was enough to make six cakes.  I decided to mix mines with wine.  The package says just add 8 ounces of your favorite cocktail mix and mix for two minutes.


I filled the molds with the batter and got ready for baking.  They were in the oven for about twenty minutes at 325.


After they were finished baking I put them in the plastic decorative cups.  They are dense cakes so you can pour more or your favorite cocktail mix on after it’s finished baking if you want to add more, it’s really up to you.  I made a simple glaze with powdered sugar and wine to pour over mines and they were a hit with the adults at Thanksgiving dinner.  They were the first desserts off the table.  It’s a very fun and creative idea for parties, holidays, bridal showers, and girls night in.  You can have lots of fun making these with friends and family members or just for two when you’re having a special dinner.  Kits start at $24.99 for a kit for two and increase based on the number of people.  They offer a family and friends kit for $39.99 which would be a fun idea for a small party or gathering with friends or family.

You can purchase them online from their shop.  Have you ever wondered how much alcohol stays in your finished food?  Here’s a fun infographic that tells you just that.

Alcohol in Food and Bakery

The folks at Cakes Under the Influence also created a fun infographic that tells you how much alcohol is in a cake serving using their hi-proof cake mix or using a regular cake mix off the store shelf.

how much alcohol is in a baked cupcake infographic

Check out their site and grab a kit this holiday season or for a special occasion you’re going to enjoy creating with these kits.

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