Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hello, Cupcake

I have to say that one of the most important things that military life has taught me is to be welcoming to new people. It is very humbling to move to an area where you don’t have family and you don’t know a soul. Thankfully, we’ve had so many people that have welcomed us along the way that I always want to make sure to do the same.
There are a couple of new people on Husband’s team at work, and we decided to host a small lunch for them and a couple other friends this past weekend.
We had fajitas, Mexican rice, chips/guacamole, and fruit salad. I wanted to do something different for dessert, and I decided to make these key lime cupcakes . (I thought maybe the “lime” would fit in with the Mexican theme – maybe?) I was overjoyed at how they turned out. They were so, so good! This might just be my favorite cupcake ever. Really.
I followed the recipe as is, except I added a drop of green food coloring just to give it a little color. I also cheated and used store-bought vanilla frosting. I did add a small wedge of lime on the top for decoration.
Even if you don’t have any new people in town to welcome, then at least do yourself a favor and welcome these cupcakes in your life.
P.S. Husband liked these cupcakes so much that he said he is going to make them on his next day off. My stomach is hoping that his next day off is very soon.

10 comments:

Sespi said...

What a great idea for meeting neighbors... we've lived here almost a year and still only know the people directly across from us. Maybe I'll go take some cupcakes and introduce myself...

And these look sooo good!!

Shoshanah said...

I love key lime pies and I love cupcakes. So naturally I think key lime cupcakes are a brilliant idea. I'm sure they were delicious, and now I really want some too

Allison @ I heart Change said...

Those are some great looking cupcakes! I'm so glad you have neighbors that you know where you are. Unfortunately our neighbors don't even answer their door... not even with chocolate chip cookies as bribes. But maybe I'll make those for myself! They look amazing.

Solar Powered said...

mmmm...those sound delicous! gosh, i've yet to hear of a bad recipe that PW puts out. I can't wait to make these. Thanks for sharing :)

Kathi said...

Yum!
I love key lime flavored food!
Sounds like a great menu and it was very nice for you to welcome the new people to your home. :)

Melissa said...

Yum, key lime cupcakes are the best!!!

Annie said...

And the recipe?

potandkettle said...

Yummo. One thing you might can do for the top if you don't want to use a real lime is buy the candied lime slices. I saw her recipe for those and have been wanting to try them. You may have just inspired me :) Glad it turned out well and lime totally goes with the Mexican theme. I put limes in my Corona all the time :D

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love the piece of lime on top!

Adrienne said...

Those look delicious! I LOVE anything lime.

And your tray is very cute!