Obstacle number 1: I didn't have limoncello and had never heard of it. Obstacle overcome when I sent my husband off to buy a bottle. He learned that it's best served very cold and we should keep it in the freezer. Don't know whether I'll be drinking it or using it in cupcakes!
Obstacle number 2: Dorie suggests decorating with a swirl of frosting using an open star decorating tip. I couldn't find my decorating supplies! Had I given them to a friend or relative? Had I stored them in a new place after I reorganized my kitchen? Second obstacle overcome when I walked down to my local cooking supply store and bought a lovely open star tip for $1.90. I decided against buying a package of pastry bags or a fancy-schmancy silicon bag. Instead, I cut a corner off a plastic sandwich bag and dropped the tip in for a make-shift pastry bag.
The cupcakes are simple to make. I decided to make a bunch of mini cupcakes and a few regular-sized cupcakes. The yield was 24 minis and 6 regulars. The real fun part was decorating them--it was well worth the $1.90 spent on the decorating tip! And I think these were a light, lovely spring treat.
Check out what the other Tuesday with Dorie bakers did with this recipe!