63rd & 12th
by Keely Laughlin
I love to shower my friends with pretty, fun food that really makes a splash (and shows that I put extra care into things). Which is why I am absolutely obsessed with piping right now! What a crazy easy way to elevate your desert tray and really make your guests or friends feel special.
For these cupcakes, I purchased a few clear disposable frosting sleeves and I had 4 decorative tips. Cut the tip off the sleeve, and slide one of your decorative tips to the bottom of the sleeve where you made your cut. Next comes the critical step - getting your frosting in the sleeve. If you're like me, you only have two hands and this part can be difficult. I put my sleeve down on a cutting board, folded the opening of the sleeve over and then placed my frosting in with a spatula. Squeeze it all the way down (Pro tip: do this over the sink!) I didn't have a rubber band handy so I just held the top to keep the frosting moving down, I wouldn't recommend that. Tie your sleeve with a rubber band if you can!
I mixed a few different sprinkles together to give me just the perfect look that I wanted - all purchased at the grocery store no need to make an extra trip to a specialty store!
Daiquiris. They take me back to balmy Florida vacations. As a child, I would sip them (virgin) gleefully with a whipped cream dotted nose and ruby red lips. Now as an adult, I favor the classic sip over the frozen beach bar concoctions. And the effortless combination of white rum, lime juice and simple syrup still packs a tropical nostalgia punch!
Confession - I'm not an exact recipe girl. I look at a bunch of different ideas, and make what tastes good to me. I used two shots of rum, a half shot glass of simple syrup, and a shot of lime juice with lots of ice and then shake, shake, shake! If you want to use exact ounces here's a great recipe on Imbibe!