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Intoxicated Desserts: Cupcakes that pack a punch

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - This may be another cupcake story, but these are not just another batch of cupcakes. These are Intoxicated Desserts.

"I mix up the batter ahead of time and actually put it into the container and bake it for about 10 minutes," Leilani Kaloha said.

After baking at 350 degrees, Leilani Kaloha lets the cupcakes cool and then pipes on the frosting.

"I do candy infused cupcakes. I do cookie infused cupcakes as well," she said.

It's after her gourmet cupcakes are duly decorated that Leilani inserts a tube of alcohol. It raises a lot of eyebrows and a few questions.

"The most common question I get is, 'What do I do with the tube?'" she said. "When you are about to eat it, you just squeeze it and it goes directly into the cupcake, or you could take it out and drizzle it on top and eat it. That way you can get the real effect of the alcohol being in the cupcake."

Each tube contains about a half a shot.

"You'll get a little taste of alcohol, but you're not going to get wasted," Leilani said.

Intoxicating Desserts creates dozens of virgin as well as alcohol-infused cupcakes.

The strawberry margarita comes with a pipette of tequila, the lemon Nerd with a tube of lemoncello. Leilani cooks out of a kitchen and needs at least 24 hours notice to fill special orders.

"Bachelorette parties, weddings, birthdays, girls night out," she said.

Intoxicated Desserts are not intended to get people buzzed.

"If you want to get drunk, go buy alcohol and make your own drinks," she said.

However, her cupcakes are creating a lot of buzz everywhere they go.

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