In 2016 I was rehearsing the role of Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone and after about the 63rd time going over the choreography to "Toledo Surprise" I finally (bad actor confession) paid attention to the lyrics. Oh, it isn't just about gangsters threatening to beat up Feldzieg? They are naming ingredients and a process and OMIGOD it's a recipe!
I took those lyrics and created a custom recipe and I gotta tell you that my "Toledo Surprises" were a huge hit. So much, in fact, that I continued this tradition for a majority of the shows I've had the pleasure to perform in over the past 2+ years.
You too can spread the joy of theater via sugar and lots of butter, oh and liquor! So, take a looksie at my many concoctions and should it strike your fancy, click on any of the images to get the full recipes.
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Recipe: Toledo Surprises
Inspired by: The Drowsy Chaperone
Bourbon peach pecan cupcakes infused with a butter bourbon sauce and drizzled with bourbon brown sugar buttercream icing topped with chopped pecans.
Alphabetical Order according to show
Recipe: Funny Honeys
Inspired by: Chicago
Honey bourbon cupcakes topped with honey bourbon cream cheese glaze and lemon zest.
Recipe: Pink Ladies
Inspired by: Grease
Strawberry Lady Finger cookies with lime zest paired with a Strawberry Daiquiri-Inspired Tiramisu Dip with white rum and Grand Marnier.
Recipe: Cumuloft Cupcakes
Inspired by: HAIR
Vanilla tie-dyed cupcakes both topped AND filled with homemade marshmallow fluff spiked with a variety of flavored vodkas.
Recipe: Perhaps A Sticky Bun
Inspired by: Into The Woods
Salted Caramel Bourbon Sticky Buns with cinnamon and pecans, paired with a “Milky White” Crème Brûlée inspired dipping sauce.
Inspired by: Legally Blonde
Strawberry pink champagne cupcakes with a strawberry white chocolate pink champagne frosting.
Recipe: The Audrey I
Inspired by: Little Shop of Horrors
Vanilla Elderflower Lemon Zest cupcakes filled with a Raspberry Lemon Elderflower curd and topped with a Lemon Elderflower Buttercream frosting.
Recipe: The Audrey II
Inspired by: Little Shop of Horrors
Dark Chocolate Bourbon and Elderflower cupcakes filled with a Raspberry Bourbon Elderflower cream and topped with a Bourbon Elderflower Buttercream frosting.
Recipe: Moon Pies Over Buffalo
Inspired by: Moon Over Buffalo
Kahlua espresso sandwich cookies with a Jameson Irish whisky marshmallow cream center, topped with a Baileys dark chocolate ganache.
Inspired by: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
America's new favorite snack mix! Easily made with just five ingredients that can be found at your local Trader Joe's.
Recipe: Hernando’s Piedaways
Inspired by: The Pajama Game
Bite-sized Pies with a Blueberry Bourbon / Cherry Chocolate Stout Fusion-Filling topped with a Vanilla and Chocolate Stout Whipped Cream.
Recipe: Wheels Of A Dream
Inspired by: Ragtime The Musical
Mini Tart Pastry Shells with a hint of Lemon Zest, filled with a Vanilla Bourbon Custard, and topped with Bourbon-Soaked Blueberries and Strawberries.
Inspired by: She Loves Me
A Frozen Vanilla Bourbon Mascarpone Cream, with just a hint of cinnamon, atop a Grand Marnier Sugar Cone Crisp and topped with colorful sprinkles.
Recipe: My Junk
Inspired by: Spring Awakening
A mix of German Chocolate and Vanilla cupcakes filled with a Blackberry Schnapps Cream and topped with a Blackberry Schnapps infused Dark Chocolate Ganache and fresh blackberries.
Recipe: Forbidden Fruit Tarts
Inspired by: The Wild Party
Salted Caramel Bourbon Apple Tarts topped with Vanilla Bourbon Whipped Cream.
Chicago: gin-based, bourbon-based, & mocktail
It’s Only A Play: rum-based
Newsies: rum-based & mocktail
Ragtime: gin-based & rum-based
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