On March 31rst, 2013 my baby girl was born in a small town in the state of Virginia. She gave me a hard time in the womb and loved to roll around and do flips. This year we celebrated her 3rd birthday with a small family gathering, with just a few guests. Every birthday is different throughout the year, with them being big, or small and quaint. This year for her birthday I decided to bake her birthday treats and also provide a cute little spin on her new favorite soda.
Since she is such a big girl now, I took her to my local Giant Food Store to pick out her favorite treats for the party. She pointed out one of her new favorite drinks which is the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale. It’s new and super delicious, she loves to drink it during lunch or dinner. The Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale inspired me to make a delicious cupcake recipe that I had been wanting to try. It was so simple to do I was sure I could whip up a batch in no time.
Another idea that popped into my head while walking through the aisles of the store was to make the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale into ice cubes. My kids hate it when their ice melts into their drinks, they always complain and say it makes it very watery and it’s always a bummer. I loved the idea that the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale would be the actual ice cube and thought, wow I can put blackberries inside as well!
The cupcakes were a hit and so were the ice cubes, everyone was full and happy. The Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale were filled with a homemade blackberry filling and topped with a from scratch buttercream frosting. Garnished with Fresh blackberries and a drizzle of blackberry sauce. I served the Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale in fun glasses and garnished the straws with fresh blackberries for the kids to enjoy. It was so much fun and we couldn’t help but eat all of the cupcakes.
Have you tried the new Canada Dry® Blackberry Ginger Ale? You can visit your local Giant Food Store and find them in the soda/drink aisle for a limited time from March – May 2016. This is a seasonal product which means you better grab them now while they are available. You can find them in 2-liters or in the 12 or 6-pack cans.