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Cinco de Mayo Parties

This weekend we all get to celebrate Cinco de mayo, which really means we have yet another reason to enjoy yummy food and margaritas!

If you are planning a large event, a small shindig, or simply want to dress up the bar area here are a few last minute party ideas for this weekend.  Head over to my Corona Cupcake post for a sweet recipe to share with your guests.

LOVE this Margarita Party by Betsy

A fun and colorful shoot by Bird’s Party

A beautiful display by A Stunning Affair featured on HWTM.

Corona and Blue Moon Cupcakes Recipe

A couple of weekends ago family and friends came together to celebrate my husband’s Birthday.  He wanted a chill day… a day that called for hanging out poolside, sand volleyball, a cookout, beer and sweets.  It was tons of fun and we spent the entire day, literally the ENTIRE day, poolside having a blast with a few of our favorite people.  It was a perfect way to celebrate.  I had to have my party planning hand involved somehow and asked Eye Candy Event Details to create this fun invitation.

Working with  Love & Sugar Kisses is the best and it was exciting  to have her create something beer themed for my favorite guy.  I decided on Corona Cupcakes (his favorite beer) with coordinating cupcake toppers.  Maria created the coolest toppers!  I also made Blue Moon cupcakes as another beer inspired cupcake option, we’ve been anxious to try them both out.  I wasn’t prepared to bake as long as I did but they came out so yummy!  The Blue Moon cupcakes were the crowd fave.

The Cupcake Recipe adapted by Sweet Tooth.  I cut the recipe in half for the Blue Moon.

For the beer cupcakes:
3/4 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1-3/4 cup sugar
2-1/2 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp orange or lime zest
1 cup Blue Moon or Corona beer, plus more for brushing on tops
1/4 cup milk

Orange/lime wedges and sanding sugar for garnish

- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

- Add eggs, beating after each addition then add the vanilla and zest.
- Combine milk and beer and alternatively add this mixture and the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed, starting and ending with the flour.
- Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean.

- When cupcakes are done, poke holes in the tops of the cupcakes with toothpicks and brush some beer on each while still warm.

For the citrus cream cheese frosting:
12 oz cream cheese, cold
6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange/lime juice
1 tsp orange/lime zest

4 cups powdered sugar

- Cream together the cream cheese and butter in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the citrus juice and zest and gradually add the powdered sugar until well-combined.  Beat until smooth for about 2 minutes.
- Load frosting in a piping bag fit with a large star tip and pipe cupcake tops once cooled.
Recipe yields 24 cupcakes.