Monday, July 20, 2009

I need a vacation! Who's with me?!

Good thing I start holidays on Friday =) 'nuff complaining....

May I present....Margarita Cupcakes!

Yep! They were a hit by all accounts. Unless people lied, which I would normally suspect, but I believe people tell the truth when they drink since they're less inhibited. Therefore, they were a hit in my books!

Unfortunately, this is the result when you leave a man in charge of frosting:

LOL! I shouldn't complain. It was much needed help on a busy Saturday. And it tasted great!
Here's the frosting recipe:

Tequila and Lime Frosting
(as adapted from Baking Bites, who used the recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup crisco (or any other shortening), softened
2 tbsp milk
6 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp tequila
4+ cups confectioners’ sugar
coarse sugar for “rims” (optional)

Cream together butter & shortening, milk, lime juice, tequila, and 4 cups of confectioners’ sugar. Add in more sugar as needed to make frosting stiff, but spreadable.Spread on cupcakes and roll the edges in a small amount of coarse, colored sugar if desired (poured into a small bowl, so it’s easy to direct it)

Also made some Super Nacho Dip for Fiesta. The photo doesn't do the tastiness justice, but then....when do they ever (unless you're a pro photographer, in which case, you'd be my hero!)

I'll post that recipe tomorrow. Because I have more to show you, that's why! Stop whining =)

This is what happens when adults get in the jumpy and kids hear other kids screaming in delight...more kids, more mayhem. (That's MrP's knees, after flopping down & trying to keep one side of the jumpy up since half the kids were smushed in the screen on the other side, dragging it down.

Last night, I just had to ink up my new Paperworks Co Aqua Amigos stamps. Tommy the Turtle is my first colored culprit (and my fave) in this collection. I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try (07-18-09), which was this layout:

And here's Tommy!

Stamps: PaperworksCo Tommy, Circle of Friends
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Shimmery Blue-Green Paper
Ink: Staz-On
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, CM Bubble Maker, Nestabilities, Dimensionals
Techniques: Gamsol Magic

This was my first time coloring with prismacolor pencils and gamsol (I used odorless paint that the same thing?! worked!) And I love him! Now all I need are some Aquatic Sentiments *hint, hint, Peggy!*. (I needed more Thank You cards, so he's a grateful turtle) Anyways, he was a blast to color and I can't wait to get home & do more cards with the other three cuties!

Head over to their website to pick up your own...especially now while they've got sales going on, which include order any of the PWCO stamps & get 10% off the rest of your order by using "fiesta" when you checkout*, free shipping on the stamps*, lowered prices on the stamps ($3.99), collection discount (buy three, get one free!) What are you waiting for!?! Visit PaperworksCo now! *until July 23

Finally, here's the fam from the weekend. My nephew and niece have the funniest expressions - the usually pouty neice all "cheesed" up and my nephew looks like he was checking out MrP, who enjoyed the costumes for our old west pictures a little too much for someone his age if you ask me. The other two are my sisters.


  1. Awesome job on the sketch, and such yummy food!!!

  2. Yum. I am not going to be happy until I have one of these. Or at least a cupcake. Man, I'm hungry!


  3. Your cupcakes sound delicious!! Your card totally adorable and dragged me to your leader...I mean Paperworks Co. great stuff there! TFS!

  4. aw, yummmmy...lovely cupcakes! I'm suddenly very hungry!! No cupcakes in my cupboard, but there are some chunky chocolate chip cookies!!


  5. Wow !! those cakes look yummy and what a fab card too
    and those 3 cute cheeky faced monkeys look like loads of fun too
    Love Susie
    ps I hope this gets to you this time blogger is playing up and it keeps deleting my message to you , so fingers crossed

  6. Your bubbles on this card are an awesome touch! I have that bubble maker punch, too . . . now that you've reminded me that I have it!! lol!

  7. I love the turtle on your card!!!! I love the bubbles on there too! Very cute :)


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