Baking the night away: Black Tea Cup Cakes

Tea & Honey.

I have one older sister and two younger siblings. My "little" sister just got accepted into a competitive writing residency for teens! I decided to make a sweet treat for her as a little congratulations!

Let me tell you something about tea & honey, It's my favorite combination! I love the flavor that honey adds to pretty much any tea I've tried.

I have recently become obsessed with cookie decorators on Instagram like Tiny Kitchen Treats, Obsessive Cookie Designer and District Baking Co among others! I have been baking sugar cookies and trying to decorate them pretty for weeks. I finally broke my pattern and decided to bake something new.

Enter Pastry Affair, I found this recipe and I had to try it! I decided to make cupcakes because I had some pretty cupcake paper and toppers ! 

You can find the recipe here! I followed it exactly except I doubled the buttercream recipe because I'm a fatty who enjoys lots of frosting :) Here are some pictures of my process. 

 Here are my tea leaves, post milk!

Here are my tea leaves, post milk!

 I bought these on sale...valentine's day?!

I bought these on sale...valentine's day?!

The cupcakes aren't super sweet but the honey really comes through in the frosting and it makes it a perfect combination!