One of our test leads has been away from his office since mid-December, so it was high time for another office prank.  His love of  the nearby taco truck gave Darshan and I the idea to transform his office into a taco truck… which soon became more of a taco stand.  We took down his door and replaced it with a fully-functional counter-height door and decorated accordingly.

In keeping up the theme, I found this delicious recipe for Chocolate Chili cupcakes and made mini cupcakes to bring in to work.  I added a touch of chili powder to the cake recipe for fun (though I really only tasted the cayenne, which was fine).  I also used my own vanilla cream cheese frosting recipe in place of the chocolate one shown – the cream cheese is perfect with the bite that the spices gave the cake.  I topped off a few of the cupcakes with red hots and dyed a little frosting red and green to pipe chili peppers on the rest.