Add your eggs one at a time till pale in color. 3. Add your vanilla and your half and half. Slowly incorporate all the dry ingredients in the mix when all combined add your maple syrup right at the end.
Line your cupcake tins and bake on 350 F for 8 to 10 mins till your tester comes out dry.
Let them cool completely.. As you are waiting make your Maple Butter cream
Make the butter cream
Cream your butter slowly add 1 cup at a time of your powdered sugar. Before you put your 3rd cup of sugar into the bowl add your vanilla and half of your maple syrup. Combine this for 5 mins. Than after 5 mins add the remaining of the sugar and the maple syrup. Let this cream together for another 5 mins. Top your cupcakes.
Make the candied bacon
Combine the bacon ingredients together on a lined cookie sheet, lay the bacon flat and let them cook until brittle in the oven at 425 F. Takes about 10 to 15 mins.
Remove from oven and let chill for about an hour and crush and add as a topping for your cupcakes.