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Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe

Cosmos are the obvious signature drink of choice for Sex and the City parties but there’s more than one way to enjoy them!

Below is a super easy recipe for Cosmo Cupcakes, along with 2 options for icing: yummy homemade Lime Buttercream or (for when you’re in a time crunch) simple store-bought vanilla, both tinted pink.

Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe

I found some Cosmo Cupcake recipes online, but they all had a bunch of ingredients, so in the interest of keeping things simple, here’s my shortcut: just buy a box of SuperMoist Vanilla Cake Mix and swap out the water called for on the box for a ready-made Cosmo Drink Mixer instead – it works great! (I used Simple Cosmopolitan by Stirrings®).

Read on for the full Cosmo Cupcake recipe, “Sex and the City Styledecorating tips, and the free printable cupcake wrappers

Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe



• 1 box SuperMoist Vanilla Cake Mix
• 3 egg whites
• 1/3 cup oil
• 1-1/4 cups ready-made Cosmo drink mixer

Directions: Make cupcakes according to box directions, swapping out 1-1/4 cups Cosmopolitan drink mix for the 1-1/4 cups water called for on the box.



• 8 Tbsp butter, softened
• 8 oz cream cheese, softened
• 2 Tbsp lime juice
• 2 Tbsp Cosmo drink mixer
• 1 tsp lime zest
• 5-1/2 cups powdered sugar
• Red or pink gel icing colors (a little red gel will make hot pink)
• Sprinkles

Directions: In a large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, lime juice, Cosmo mix, and lime zest. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue beating until smooth. If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar, a couple tablespoons at a time. Tint icing with food coloring. (Gel icing colors enable you to tint icing without watering it down.)

Spread or pipe icing onto each (completely cooled) cupcake. Garnish with sprinkles and/or a lime twist.


OR: Super-Easy Icing Alternative: Use gel food coloring to tint store-bought vanilla frosting hot pink. Done!


Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe



These SATC 2 cupcakes combine the sparkle of NYC city lights (as hinted in the design of the toppers & wrappers) with the colorful decadence of the ladies’ getaway to Abu Dhabi, (via rhinestone embellishments and gold foil doilies).

You’ll Need:
“City Sparkle” SATC Toppers, cut into 2″ circles
• Craft stickers – gold rhinestones & colored gems
• Wooden appetizer skewers (long toothpicks/available at grocery stores)
SATC Cupcake Wrappers – download them here in PDF format
• Small gold foil doilies (in the baking aisle at Michaels)

1. Print the cupcake wrappers on sturdy photo-quality paper, cut them out, and wrap them around the bottom portion of the cupcakes. Secure edges with tape or glue.

2. Decorate the SATC Toppers with craft rhinestones & gems, attach to wooden skewers with tape or glue, and insert into cupcakes. Display each cupcake on a gold foil doily. Cheers!

Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe

Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe

Sex and the City Cosmopolitan Cupcake Recipe


  1. Ebony Sparkes May 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!!!


  2. vanessa ruiz May 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Sounds and looks wonderful ;o)

  3. Kim - The TomKat Studio May 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Great idea with the Cosmo mix! I think I’ll make this recipe for my neighbor’s GIRLS ONLY pool party this weekend! Her husband is going to be the cabana boy! :)

  4. ochottie May 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    thats a great idea its an original idea keep bring wonderful party planning i appreciate it

  5. aimye May 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I am so making these. I am throwing a 60 is Sexy SATC cocktail party for my mom next weekend. I can’t wait to make them.

  6. Weddingish May 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Love it, love it, love it!

  7. penny. LA May 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    This idea is so fun and fabulous! It’s so fun being a girl. :)

  8. Jeannette Rivas May 20, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    These are really cute! I can’t wait for our SATC night!!

  9. Vee May 21, 2010 at 6:21 am

    Love this idea. I decided to host a SATC movie party @ my house once I saw part 2 was coming out and in my mind I was saying I hope HWTM post something about SATC so I can get some ideas …..and to my luck when I logged in on Monday, there it was right before my eyes, the very 1st post about SATC ideas. I SCREAMED and my husband came running in the room, LOL….he thinks I’m nuts. I will try and see if I can post pics. Thanks HWTM you have made planning parties so much FUN!

  10. Robyn - Scentsy Candles May 21, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I was looking for a theme for my next Hostess Party – FOUND IT!!! Now I can’t wait.

  11. Janelle May 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    What a fantastic idea – they look so cute! I like Aimye’s idea for a “60 is Sexy” party for her Mom.,,,,,in fact, I think my daughters should do that for me next week!!!

  12. Tanisha May 23, 2010 at 11:57 am

    i was wondering do you not put oil in the cupcake recipe?

  13. Jenn @ HWTM May 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Tanisha – Because it was a typo – oops! The box recipe calls for oil though, so hopefully anyone that’s already made them figured it out – and I just fixed the post :)

  14. Tanisha May 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    LOL thanks!

  15. Kammi May 24, 2010 at 10:58 am

    GOSH, I LOVE IT!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!

  16. stephanie santana May 24, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Girls day this Saturday…Eat & then go watch the movie.. I think I must make these for my friends!

  17. Diapers&Divas May 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Great idea! Definitely going to give these a try!

  18. Jackie May 24, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    ummm so cute ! and i bet the cupcakes are delicious! I want to serve these before sex and the city 2 this weekend but i will be a total copycat!!

  19. Kimm geria May 25, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I am making these for Friday night. A bunch of girls going out for Cosmo’s and then see the movie. These will be fun and the girls will be surprised forsure.

  20. Terri June 1, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Thank you so much. I made these this past weekend and the turned out “Fabulous”. Please check out the blog for pictures and the cute Sex In the City trivia that I created.

  21. Lauren June 1, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Made these cupcakes today, they are fabulous! Can’t wait to enjoy them with my girlfriend tonight, we’re going to see the new Sex and the City movie and what a great way to start the night!

  22. Aime April 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Making these for a sex and the city night I am having with some friends! But going to turn them into Cake balls!!

    • Aimee April 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Meant cake pops!!

  23. Micaela August 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    So is the ready-made mixer alcoholic? I want to make cosmopolitan cupcakes for an event at my work so they need to be non-alcoholic but still taste like a cosmo…. Is this the recipe I have been searching for?

    • jenn s. August 10, 2011 at 5:22 am

      The mixer is non-alcoholic :) Here’s the product page with complete details:

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