"Broken Glass" Cupcakes
The recipe for the "glass" is essentially one for caramel. The trick is to cook it for a shorter amount of time than usual so it stays clear.
Unfrosted cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days. Frosting can be refrigerated for up to 4 days. Caramel can be stored at room temperature for up to 1 day; break just before using. Frosted cupcakes can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Top with caramel shards and cherry preserves just before serving.