Sunday, October 9, 2011

Tropical Cupcakes:

      I really hate editing photos for posts like this because every time I take a peak at this picture I run downstairs and grab a cupcake.....This blog may result in massive weight gain! But let me tell you, these pineapple orange cupcakes with coconut frosting are a revelation! Its been pouring rain around here but I feel like I have been instantly transported to the tropics each time I bite into one of these guys! 

      I used the same exact recipe from my earl grey tea cake post. I swapped just a few quick things. Instead of a vanilla frosting I made a coconut frosting (recipe here) and I used pineapple flavored tea and orange extract in the place of earl grey and vanilla. Oh and of course instead of a cake I opted for individual cupcakes! Just goes to show, once you learn a method you just have to add a little imagination to create whatever you're craving at the moment!

Isn't that cupcake box great? I keep 
it around for instant inspiration.

My work station, everything I 
need is within easy reach:

Love these paddles for frosting.

I'm a sucker for fresh fruit on cupcakes:

I can't count how many of these
 I have eaten. Don't judge.



  1. Cute cupcakes!

  2. Oh my goodness, look at you blogging and baking on the weekends, Nico. ;) You are creating quite the treasure trove of goodies over here! Not only do the photos of these cupcakes look so 'tastefully' styled, but I absolutely love that you've tweaked your earl grey tea cake recipe in order to create this fruity piece of goodness. As someone who is still a bit hopeless in the kitchen, it is so inspiring to hear about your creative short cuts. You are so right that mastering one recipe and then playing around with a few flavorings gives you endless possibilities. Now, if only I had sprinkles lying around the house. ;) -Jennifer

  3. They sound so delicious and they look so great! <3<3

  4. they are so beautiful and they seems delicious!
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  5. Jennifer! I've always got loads of sprinkles around the house... its kind of sick. They are like accessories for your baked goods! Im sick and twisted haha.


  6. I am so obsessed!!! These cupcakes look divine!! I need to make these!


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