May 3, 2010

Cinco de Mayo: Margarita Cupcakes

This past Saturday Hubs and I went to an “Uno de Mayo Fiesta”. I’d seen a recipe for Margarita Cupcakes on Confessions of a Foodie Bride and thought this was the perfect opportunity to make them. I mean really, is there a better time for Margarita Cupcakes than a Cinco de Mayo party? I think not.

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This was my best pic :( I'm definitely asking for a new camera for my 30th Birthday!

Her recipes if based on Martha Stewart’s lemon cupcake recipe, just swapping the lemon for lime. I used a different icing recipe based on Sprinkle’s Cupcakes’ Lemon Buttercream Frosting, only I substituted tequila for the vanilla to make them more Margarita like… Olé!

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What is your favorite Cinco de Mayo Recipe?

12 comments:

Creature Gorgeous said...

Awesome! LOVE your new layout, the way you're doing the recipes and your photos!! FANTASTIC, Ali!!!

Mrs. Hot Cocoa said...

Those look amazing. They remind me of my favorite flavor of cupcakes at this little bakery I go to in Boston: mojito cupcakes. Yum.

violarulz/ducksandbooks said...

yum! I made these tonight with 1/2 the frosting using 1 stick of butter an a Tbl of shortening instead of just shortening (I'm not a frosting overkill kinda gal). AMAZING. 4 of us ate 18 cupcakes. Yes, that's 4-5 PER PERSON. Wow. Quatro de Mayo (cinco minus uno) is now my favorite day of the year, the day I get to make lime cupcakes with tequila frosting!

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@CG - Thanks :) I'm having a lot of fun with the recipes!
@Mrs HC - Mojito Cupcakes sound HEAVENLY!
@Violarulz - Quatro de Mayo sounds like the best holiday EVER! The original recipe actually calls for butter, but since Hubs can't eat butter (lactose. It good to hear that a mixture of both works, maybe next time I'll try margarine & shortening :)

M and C said...

We make stuffed sopapillas. So good. I also have a margarita cookie recipe I love from Smitten Kitchen. It has tequila in it and is SO good!

Katie said...

Good gracious, the deliciousness.....mmmm! Why don't you live closer to me so that we can have baking parties? Haha...

HisBirdie (Ali) said...

@Katies - It looks like one of us is going to have to move... want to come to CA?

Kristin said...

Yum! I am going to make these as a suprise for Powder Puff's going away party this weekend :) SHH!

Kristin said...

I made these last weekend & they were a huge hit!!! :)

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Kristin - I'm so glad you all liked them :)

National Margarita Day 2011 said...

Today is the National Margarita Day and people are trying CRAZIEST varieties of margarita, from margarita Cup Cakes to Margarita Flavored Ice-Creams. And your recipe is just so WONDERFUL. I'm going to make them today and throw a party for my friends to wish them a HAPPY National Margarita Day 2011.

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@National Margarita Day - Thanks! and Happy National Margarita Day!!

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