To be honest, I'm not a huge Elvis fan. But I live in Memphis, and I've gotta give the man props for putting us on the musical map ... oh, and for um, inventing rock 'n' roll. Not to mention that Elvis was smokin' hot.
Elvis is everything here, especially for two weeks out of the year — Elvis' birth week in January and his death week in August. Early next week, thousands of tourists from across the globe will descend upon our fair city to pay homage to their fallen King on the 33rd anniversary of his death. Though he actually died on August 16th, Graceland offers a week of celebratory events.
Tonight, I honored His Highness by baking a batch of my kitschy Elvis Cupcakes to bring to O.C. Night:
These are going in the cookbook, and I've featured them before. But I'm testing, so I thought Elvis Week would be a very appropriate time to make these again. Plus, I wanted to get the opinions of the bitches at O.C. Night.
Basically, it's a banana bread-like cupcake topped with peanut buttercream in honor of Elvis' favorite fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. I know the pirate cupcake wrappers don't really fit the King theme, but I've been dying for an excuse to use them. I'm sure Elvis could appreciate a good pirate.