Tuesday, January 18, 2011

April's Bridal Shower Cupcakes

My friend April is getting married next month and I got the honor of making some cupcakes for her bridal shower. Like me, she is a lover of pineapple and coconut. So I went with a delicious hummingbird cake. It is like banana nut bread with pineapple and coconut thrown in. It was topped with cream cheese frosting.

Yes, I also made the wrappers. I used a tropical flowers background and added some of Geoff and April's engagement photos. Oh, and some of the cupcakes were topped with pineapple flowers. 

These were interesting to make. You basically cut thin slices of pineapple and dehydrate them in the oven, which is difficult to do living in the humidity of Florida. It took a couple of hours to dry the pineapple slices out. Then when they come out of the oven, you pinch the center and it shapes itself into a flower. I was worried they looked a bit ghetto, but they seemed to be a big hit and tasty too.

I have to say it is nice being back in the baking game. I took some time off from my cupcake creations while training for the marathon. Now, I can say I am back and ready to serve up some tasty treats for me and my friends.


  1. YEA CUPCAKES! So you are saying this is a horrible time for me to join weight watchers...

  2. Maybe, but it's all about moderation and balance. Basically, I run so I can eat cupcakes.

  3. Are you taking request? I am not TOO big on sweets but I would not be mad if I had to eat some type of peanut butter and chocolate combo.

  4. @Smithkey I have done chocolate and peanut butter several times... but I have a new recipe I want to try. I will let you know before I bake them.