Friday, August 6, 2010

Fun Friday!!

First of all I just have to share my latest happy customer. Is he not the cutest thing ever!?

His mommy said he was so proud of it that you would've thought that he had painted it himself! That's what I love about painting!

So in keeping with the fun things for this Friday I've got a great recipe for a fabulous GNO (Girls Night Out)!!

Cosmopolitan Cupcakes with Pink Lime Buttercream Icing!

• 1 box SuperMoist Vanilla Cake Mix
• 3 egg whites
• 1/3 cup oil
• 1-1/4 cups ready-made Cosmo drink mixer

Make cupcakes according to box directions, swapping out 1-1/4 cups Cosmopolitan drink mix for the 1-1/4 cups water called for on the box.

Pink Lime Buttercream Icing
• 8 Tbsp butter, softened
• 8 oz cream cheese, softened
• 2 Tbsp lime juice
• 2 Tbsp Cosmo drink mixer
• 1 tsp lime zest
• 5-1/2 cups powdered sugar
• Red or pink gel icing colors (a little red gel will make hot pink)
• Clear sugar sprinkles

In a large bowl: combine butter, cream cheese, lime juice, Cosmo mix, and lime zest. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue beating until smooth. If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar, a couple tablespoons at a time. Tint icing with food coloring. (Gel icing colors enable you to tint icing without watering it down.)
Spread or pipe icing onto each (completely cooled) cupcake. Garnish with sprinkles, a lime twist, or a lime wedge.

Happy Friday!!

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