Margarita Cupcakes

Baking date: November 21, 2015

My friend Lou’s birthday is one day after my husband’s. He’s not a big party guy, but Lou is one of my party sisters. We love a good time, and liquor is the icing on the cupcake, so to speak.

For her birthday, I decided to make margarita cupcakes. This is a recipe I’ve made before. It’s fairly easy – the hardest part is juicing the limes. And the icing – it is so good I could eat it straight out of the bowl. Maybe it’s the tequila and Grand Marnier…


Even our cupcakes are top shelf, of course

maybe it’s the fresh squeezed lime juice…maybe the lime zest. Whatever it is, this frosting is amazing!


For the actual cupcake, I substitute any vegetable oil the mix requires with canola oil. I find that canola oil makes my cakes more moist and airy.

I used a 1M star tip to frost the cupcakes.  This makes just enough to frost 24 cupcakes, but I forgot that the recipe makes more than 24 cupcakes. In the future, I will double the frosting recipe to ensure better cupcake coverage. Leftover frosting could be used for something, I’m sure!

Here are the finished cupcakes:


And here’s one up close:


Cheers and Happy Birthday, Lou!


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