At a handful of cupcake storefronts around the country, the frosting shot has emerged as a short-but-sweet pick-me-up for urbanites and college students. The gist is generally the same bakery to bakery: For a small fee, customers get a dollop of their favorite frosting in a paper or plastic cup, about the size of a frozen yogurt sample. While some bakeries keep the frosting shot a strictly must-ask-for item, several cupcake shops have made it an official menu offering. Using marshmallow creme as the base of this faux buttercream frosting is a great cheat. This frosting whips up thick and chocolately and is great served as shots garnished with shaved dark chocolate. These are great for parties. Recipe is from a newspaper article.