Soooo, I experimented yesterday and made some jumbo cupcakes to try out the recipes.
I made a basic vanilla cake and added almond extract to taste before baking. For the amaretto buttercream I used 3 cups of twice sifted powdered sugar, added 1 stick of unsweetened butter and 6 tablespoons of shortening - then added 6 tablespoons of amaretto liquor.
THEY WERE EFFING AWESOME!
I let my boyfriend choose the color of icing - I should have known, his favorite color is green.
I'm going to bring the other 4 to her office this morning so she can tell me yea or nay.