Last night was another one of our Chase Ladies Nights. My neighbor Danielle hosted with a Mexican theme, complete with not one, but 2 pinatas! It was a first at one of our monthly functions and it was a huge hit! Danielle filled the pinatas with lots of fun grown up chocolates and she added some special 'bling'. I was one of the lucky ones that got an adorable Jessica Simpson bracelet that happened to match my dress perfectly. Thanks Danielle!
Each person was to bring an appetizer or dessert to share (I wish I had taken a picture of the margarita cookies that my neighbor Shannon made, beautiful and yummy). So I thought I would get creative and make cupcakes made to look like cacti. Well, I have to be honest...they look much cuter than they tasted! I used my usual chocolate cupcake recipe but added some cinnamon to try to create a Mexican chocolate. Bad idea, for some reason the cinnamon made it really bitter, but I still wanted to share the pics with you.
Mexican chocolate cupcakes with Swiss meringue buttercream frosting
This was my first attempt at decorating the cactus. After using tweezers to apply each sprinkle to resemble a cactus needle, I quickly decided that the others would be needle less...
Back to the drawing board on the 'Mexican chocolate'
Anyone have a good recipe for 'Mexican' cupcakes?