Key Lime Cupcakes

Monday, August 8, 2011
This past weekend was seriously busy. Friday night we had Andrew's parents over for dinner...Andrew made some really yummy chicken kabobs on the grill. And we hung some more pictures in the house. We are slowly getting rid of all the empty walls....more on that later.

Saturday morning I headed to Guntersville to hang out with the Montevallo DG's. The Huntsville alumni group took them lunch and helped out with some rush prep. It was a lot of fun to hang out with college kids and sing DG songs again. : )

Saturday night we went over to Emily and Matt's to celebrate Andrew's mom's birthday. Emily and Matt made some awesome fajitas and guacamole.

Sunday we went out to the lake for a surprise party celebrate my dad's birthday. We had great food and a great time hanging out with family. Then I headed to the airport to pick up my Aunt Karen who is in town from Texas. It was so great to see has been way too long.

I was charged with making the desserts for Ann's party. The summer "Southern Lady" magazine had some darling key lime cupcakes on the cover that I decided to try. I was a little nervous as I had not ever tried to make cupcakes or icing from scratch...
But in the end they turned out really cute and delicious.

Key Lime Cupcakes from scratch

Key Lime Buttercream Ice Cream

The Finished Product

A cute trick I learned this weekend was using scrapbook paper as cupcake wrappers. I used basic white cupcake liners for baking and then slipped scrapbook paper ones around it before serving. You can find simple patterns online....just print and cut out the pattern, trace onto scrapbook paper and cut out the wrapper. Using decorative scissors on the top makes it really cute and tailored. No more searching for the perfect cupcake liners for every occasion...just make your own.

I also had an adventure with S'mores Cupcakes, and a kitchen torch, this weekend...but I will save that for another blog post.

Happy Monday!

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