vervainangel Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 4:21pm
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Awhat flavor buttercream would go good with rum flavored cupcakes?

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rica827 Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 7:00pm
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Coconut?  Rum always reminds me of somewhere tropical!

Elcee Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 2:11am
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I had a meeting this past summer with a venue that specializes in food and wine/spirits pairing. The owner does classes, etc. She recommended pairing my Sugar 'n' Spice cake with aged rum, so maybe a spiced buttercream? I use fairly traditional spices in it...cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.

AnnieCahill Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 2:05pm
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Coconut or even a simple vanilla bean goes beautifully with rum.  I made a vanilla bean rum buche de noel last Christmas and it was awesome.  I flavored French buttercream with rum and vanilla bean paste and everyone loved it.

getonthemove Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 4:54pm
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If you wanted to try something different, rather than the standard coconut or vanilla, you could do a search for flavored rum.  Any of the flavors that they already mix with rum should pair rather well with rum flavored cupcakes.  Bacardi does pineapple, different berries, and melon to name just a few.

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