Are you guys having a Cinco de Mayo party? Well you should so that you can make these cupcakes! These taco cupcakes, (not taco flavored, that would be gross), are perfect for any fiesta! I can’t get over how cute they turned out! There’s just something adorable about miniature things. It was so fun to think of toppings that would make this little treat look like a real taco! These cupcakes are also made from a delicious lime cupcake recipe. Somewhere in the back of my mind, for some reason I think lime flavored is fitting for Cinco de Mayo. I also finished them with a silver cupcake liner because street tacos always come wrapped in a bit of tinfoil! Scroll through the post for the recipe and how to!
Lime cupcake recipe:
1 box white cake mix
3 egg whites
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup lime juice
2 T. lime zest
Vanilla Lime Buttercream:
1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 a lime (juiced)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tin with liners. Sift cake mix into a bowl and set aside. Mix together remaining ingredients until combined. Add cake mix to mixture and stir well. Scoop in batter into cupcake liners till they are 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
Cream butter and vanilla extract together using a mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar and the juice of 1/2 a lime. Keep adding powdered sugar until the frosting is thick enough to pipe onto the cupcakes. If it becomes too thick, add a little milk to thin it out a tiny bit. Let the cupcakes cool completely before piping on the frosting. Fill a piping bag with frosting that is fitted with a closed star tip. Pipe a classic cupcake swirl onto the cupcakes and set aside.
Now for the fun part! the mini tacos!
For the Mini Tacos:
Golden Oreos (shell)
Chocolate stuffed Oreos
A little bit of chocolate frosting
Green foot coloring
Red circle sprinkles
Yellow confetti sprinkles
Left over lime frosting
Take the golden Oreo apart, scrape out the cream and cut it in half with a knife. This will be your taco shell, while assembling the taco, make sure the Oreo design is in the inside.
Spread a little bit of chocolate frosting in the middle of the cookies and stick the two halves together.
Crush up some chocolate Oreos in a bag with a rolling pin. Add a little bit of chocolate frosting to the crumbs so that it is not so dry. Place the Oreo crumbs in the middle of the cookie, covering the chocolate frosting. Who knew Oreos made such perfect taco meat?!
Mix together shredded coconut and a little bit of green food coloring until it is the desired color. Sprinkle it on top of the taco for lettuce!
Put a couple of red circle sprinkles on for tomatoes!
Add some yellow confetti sprinkles for cheese!
Put some of the leftover lime frosting in a sandwich bag and cut a small a small hole at the top. Pipe on a little bit of frosting for sour cream!
Place it right on top of your cute cupcake!
Delight in all its cuteness!!
Do you want to have a Cinco de Mayo party now? I know I do!