These cranberry mimosa cupcakes have a moist cupcake that's filled with orange and champagne flavours, then topped with a cranberry frosting that’s flavoured with a bit more champagne. Perfect for the holidays!
Place water and granulated sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat once sugar has dissolved. Pour the simple syrup mixture into a medium sized bowl. Add cranberries, stir to coat, and cool in the refrigerator overnight.
Beat butter and shortening together in a large bowl until smooth. Add half powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add cranberry puree and mix, then add remaining powdered sugar and mix until combined.Add 1-3 tablespoons sparkling wine until frosting is pipeable.