AOkay so I want to make French toast cupcakes with bacon but every recipe I look at includes maple. I am making this for a dinner party and the person that requested it doesn't want maple. I was wondering if it would taste good with like a French toast batter with a vanilla buttercream with bacon on top?
Yes, you could do vanilla butter cream, definitely add a pinch of sea salt to balance the taste. If you wanted to use the recipes you've found just use brown sugar instead of maple syrup.
That was going to be my suggestion as well. use brown sugar. I making a maple brown sugar buttercream for my bacon pancake cupcakes.