Friday, July 9, 2010

Back from camping

Happy Friday everyone! We got back from camping yesterday and it's been a whirlwind of laundry and cleaning up. We camped at the beach for four days and it was absolutely freezing. It rained for 2 days and was cold and freezing and rainy. The weather couldn't have been worse! LOL!! We all wore the same one sweatshirt all week, because I did not pack very well for cold weather. But we still managed to have a good time, did quite a bit of bike riding and hiking and geocaching. Not alot of boogie boarding and tidepooling as we had hoped, but we still had a good time. The California coast has its seasons mixed up right now for sure!!

While I get busy editing photos so I can share some with you, I'm going to share this great cupcake recipe. Margarita cupcakes with tequila lime frosting. I made these for my bunco group as i've been dying to try out this recipe.

I found it on the foodie blog Annie's Eats, which has yet to give me a bad recipe to try. I've loved everything from her site so far!

The only thing I changed was I made my regular vanilla buttercream frosting instead of the frosting she had listed. I have yet to make meringue frosting and just didn't have time to try it out. I added 4 tbsp tequila to the frosting because I really wanted to taste it. I also added lime juice and topped them with some fresh lime zest.

These were delicious. The frosting was perfect, just the right tequila punch. The cupcake was my hubbie's favorite part, it was so limey and margarita-ish. Very good. My only one small complaint is by the 2nd day, the cupcake part was getting a bit dry. I'm not sure anybody noticed, but if I had waited one more day to serve them...people would have noticed. So eat those cupcakes pronto! Ha ha!!

I hope you are having a good week, yeah for Friday!! I hope to be back soon with some camping photos and some other projects i've been working on. Thanks for stopping by!


Samantha Hauzer said...

Oh wow, those cupcakes look awesome!

Michelle said...

Those look DELICIOUS! Sorry you had rainy weather for your camping trip, but sounds like you still had fun. Can't wait to see some pictures!

Mona Pendleton said...

Awe! Sorry your camping trip was soggy :( Surely these yummy looking cupcakes brought happiness to your heart! What night should I come to join in on the fun? LOL

IamDerby said...

Oh yummo!!!

Rebecca Keppel said...

Wow, those look and sound amazing. I had awesome cupcakes this weekend, but not of my own creation -- a friend bought me a DOZEN cupcakes from Sprinkles for a belated bday present... yummmm.

BethieJ said...

YUM Mara... these sound like my kind of cupcake.. Ok who am I kidding ANY cupcake is my kind! :) I will have to peek at the link you shared!