PubCakes is a new baking venture in San Diego, CA that combines two of the world’s greatest ingredients: beer and cupcakes.
“I am often asked how I came up with the idea to combine beer and cupcakes. PubCakes started with a love of beer and a desire to share it with others. Chocolate stout cakes have been around for a while, but I couldn’t find mention of any other beers being used for baking cakes. So to fill a semester off of school, I spent my free time playing in the kitchen with cupcakes and beer. Amazingly, it worked! I would bring them out to my friends at different bars, until I became known as the cupcake girl.” — Misty Birchall, PubCakes founder.
As of now, Pubcakes are available in select San Diego bars, retail locations and for order online. Unfortunately, they are not yet shipped outside of the city. PubCakes hopes to ship all throughout the U.S. by 2011. PubCakes are currently available in the following six flavors (Misty suggest pairing them with the same beers):
- Irish Carbomb
Guinness, Irish Cream frosting, and chocolate whiskey ganache
- Stoned Portzilla
Stone Smoked Porter, coffee ganache, and caramelized coconut
- Top Ten Cake
Karl Strauss Tower Ten IPA, cayenne caramel, cherry, and ancho chilies
- Beer for Breakfast*
Alesmith Wee Heavy, bacon, and maple cream cheese frosting
- Cup O’ Hefen
Ballast Point Wahoo Wheat, coriander, and citrus buttercream
- Punkin’ Vegan
North Coast Brewery’s Old Stock Ale, pumpkin, and maple topping