May 27, 2010

Margarita Cupcakes

A little Patron,  A little Salt, A little sweet, A little lime...makes for a perfect Margarita Buttercream atop a Lemon cupcake.

Margarita Buttercream Ingredients: (frosts 3 dozen cupakes with a spatula, 18 piping)

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
5 cups confectioners' sugar
4 tbsp tequila
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
4 drops green food coloring (optional)
1 cup large sugar crystals
36 lime wedge candies or 36 lime slices or 36 fondant limes

Directions:
1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. Add in 2 cups confectioners' sugar. Add in the tequila, and 4 tablespoons lime juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla, lime zest, 1 tsp salt and the food coloring until smooth and creamy. Beat in the remaining 3 cups confectioners' sugar one-third at a time, until just soft enough to spread.

2. Spread the frosting on the cooled cupcakes. Add the sugar crystals to a bowl; lay each frosted cupcake on its side in the bowl and gently rotate to form a rim of sugar. Top each cupcake with a lime wedge.
I just started using AmeriColor food dye..squeeze bottles make it so much easier to color frostings
Fondant lime wedge

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1 comment:

Taylor said...

Margaritas and cupcakes are 2 of my favorite things! These look amazing!

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