Thursday, March 31, 2011

Coconut Cupcakes with Pineapple Flowers

Recently Mandi showed me a photo she found of pineapple slices dried in the oven to form flowers. I was inspired to try my hand at them. Of course, you can't have a dessert decoration with out a dessert to put it on... So I tried out a coconut cake recipe I've been fiddling with, with my favorite cream cheese frosting. Here's what happened...

Please, warm sunny days that require pina coladas, come soon!!

You have to remove all it's "eyes." Gross.

Next time, I need a slightly less ripened pineapple. This one was difficult to slice as thin as I needed.

I had a few good ones come out. A few were too thick and were a still a little too wet.

I swear, I tried to par down the recipe to make not as many.


So simple but such a big impact.

Sujoy and the cupcake modeling. 

 I am not sure why Sujoy looks shocked and Rajiv looks angry with Raymond.  I am glad they came over to taste and take some cupcakes off our hands. 


  1. I declare that last photo to be a caption contest.
    They are L-R: Sujoy, Raymond, Rajiv

  2. p.s. great job Sanne! They were even more delicious than they are pretty-- a contest winner for sure!

  3. Wait, did I miss the cupcake recipe?? I'm pissed.

  4. No Kelli, you didn't miss the cupcake recipe. I am entering it into a cupcake contest so I'll keep it on the down low for now but I'll email it to you if you like!

  5. Excellent pineapple blossom modeling, Sujoy. :)

  6. i would like the recipe! looks delish!