March 7, 2017

Margarita Cupcakes


We recently celebrated a family birthday with a Mexican feast.  To go along with the theme, I baked up some of these margarita cupcakes for a refreshing end to the celebration.  They are great for your Mexican feast, Cinco de Mayo, or just for fun!!  The cupcake decor and pinata donkeys were provided by Oriental Trading.

24 Cupcakes:
1 box white cake mix
3/4 c. non-alcohol margarita mix
1/3 c.vegetable oil
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. grated lime peel
4 egg whites
Fiesta Cupcake Wrappers and Picks found at THIS LINK
Fiesta Donkeys found at THIS LINK

Lime Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
4-5 cups powder sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 to 2 Tbsp. milk 



Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. 
  2. Divide batter evenly among cups (three-fourths full). Bake 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.  
  3. In a mixer, blend butter, lime zest, vanilla, lime juice, and salt until fully combined. 
  4. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time.  
  5. Add the milk until you reach your desired consistency.  
  6. Frost each cupcake and decorate.   
If you are looking for more great Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo ideas and supplies go to Oriental Trading.  There are so many items to choose from.  Go check them out!!  Visit their coupon page for the latest in sales.

**Oriental Trading sent me products for this review.  All opinions are my own. 





Thanks ~ Nichi

I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!

March 4, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

This wreath is a fun addition to any door.  It greats your guests with a fun huge shamrock that can be seen from the street.  I teamed up with Oriental Trading to create it.  It's easy to put together.  You have to try it!!

Supplies needed:
St. Patrick's Day Clover Hanging Decoration found at THIS LINK
Burlap paper found at THIS LINK
Black letters (I cut with my Silhouette machine), stickers could be used
Green ribbon
Tacky glue found at THIS LINK

Directions:
  1. Create your letters.  
  2. Cut banner triangles out of the burlap paper. 
  3. Glue or stick letters on burlap.  
  4. Glue the burlap onto the ribbon.  
  5. Glue the ribbon onto the clover.
If you are looking for more great St. Patrick's Day ideas and supplies go to Oriental Trading.  There are so many items to choose from.  Go check them out!!  Visit their coupon page for the latest in sales.

**Oriental Trading sent me products for this review.  All opinions are my own.  











Thanks ~ Nichi

I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!!