Maple Bacon Cupcakes
This cupcake is without a doubt most men's favorite. You can see the smile as soon as they spot that crisp bacon strip resting on top of the golden maple frosting. It's the wonderful combination of salty and sweet together. We describe it as the flavor you get when bacon mingles with syrup while eating pancakes. We suggest about half a slice on each cupcake, but feel free to add as much as you want.
The experts at Dreamcakes say that it's the baking soda in the frosting helps prevent the caramel from becoming grainy.
Southern Living Big Book of Cupcakes; Dreamcakes Bakery