Cupcake Show #24: Key Lime Cupcakes (Part 2)

Cindy makes scrumptious Key Lime frosting and shows how she decorates the tops of the cupcakes by piping Drop Stars.

- Recipe -


Key Lime Frosting:

  ● 1/2  cup butter, cut into small pieces

  ● 1-1/2  t. Key lime zest

  ● 1  t. vanilla extract

  ● pinch of salt

  ● 1  (16-oz.) package powdered sugar

  ● 3  T. Key lime juice

  ● 1 T. milk (you can add an additional T. if needed)

  ● extra lime zest (note: You will probably need a total of 5-8 key limes for the recipe)



1. With a wire whisk attachment on the mixer, beat the butter, lime zest, vanilla and salt until creamy.

2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with Key lime juice and milk (about 1 T. each at a time). Continue beating creamy. Note: Frosting should be quite thick for piping, but if you want a softer frosting, you can add an additional 1 T. of milk to the frosting.

To Decorate:

Use a disposable piping bag with a #35 Drop Star Tip. Start by piping a row of drop stars along the edge of the cupcake, then move towards the center. Top with lime zest.

Download pdf recipe for: Key Lime Cupcakes