Margarita Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo

She has done it again!  Liz, from, Hoosier Homeade gives me such great inspirational ideas, is it possible to love someone you never met?  YES!  If you haven’t checked out her blog yet what are you waiting for.  Was not planning on having a Cinco de Mayo Party, but now I just have too!  LOVE IT!  Here goes:

Not only are these cupcakes perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo…the Margarita Cupcakes would be great for a Summertime party or even a neighborhood get-together in your backyard.

Since the Cocktail Cupcakes I shared last Summer were such a hit, I couldn’t let such a fun holiday like Cinco de Mayo go by without giving Margarita Cupcakes a try!

I baked the cupcakes right in the Margarita glass, and the Cinco de Mayo Cupcakes are topped with free printables from TomKat Studio. The Margarita Cupcake recipe starts with a cake mix…you all know I LOVE quick, easy but spectacular!

Margarita Cupcake Recipe:

  • 1 white cake mix {Don’t forget about Duncan Hines Cupcake Challenge and helping feed hungry children}
  • 3/4 cup margarita mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon lime peel, grated
  • Juice of 1 lime


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and beat about 2 minutes or until well blended. Divide into cupcake liners or margarita glasses {directions below}

Bake regular size cupcakes at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

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I found the Margarita glasses at Dollar Tree. Any glass will work, just be sure it’s GLASS, with no plastic on it. Fill the glass 2/3 full, place on a cookie sheet {for stability} and bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

After the cupcakes are cooled, it’s time to rim the glass. Dip the edge of the glass in water. Then in colored sugar. I combined light and dark green sugar, that have different textures.

To frost the Margarita Cupcakes, melt frosting in microwave {canned frosting works best when melting} and spoon over cooled cupcakes. You can watch my video on Cocktail Cupcakes, I made these the same way.

Then garnish with fresh lime peel.

For the Cinco de Mayo Cupcakes, I used Wilton Jewel Colors liners to bake in. Color frosting with bright colors, I used pink, yellow, orange and for the teal color, combine blue with a small amount of green. Fill a decorator bag, fitted with a #1M tip and pipe on frosting. The napkins were my inspiration for color and design. Print the toppers, available at  TomKat Studio. Then simply punch them out with a hole punch or cut with scissors, tape a lollipop stick to the back and insert into the cupcake.


My Favorite Blog of the Week!

I feel compelled to tell everyone about Hoosier Homade, one of the very best blogs out in our cyber mommy world.   So many yummy recipes, decorating ideas and lots of cupcakes!  Who is behind the cupcake madness?   Liz, the Cupcake Lady! Every Tuesday Hoosier Homade hosts Cupcake Tuesday,  sharing her latest cupcake creation and offer a linky where visitors can post their creations as well.  There is always something fun going on over at Hoosier Homade!

Take a look at these beautiful St. Patrick’s Day Ideas!  Wow, she inspires me!

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