Pineapple Flower Cupcakes

6 Mar

I have a confession to make.

After refusing to have yet another social media account (facebook, google+, myyearbook, myspace) I heard of pinterest.

I didn’t really know what is was or how to use it. But I did know that for some odd reason not known to man, I just had to sign up.

And boy, I do not regret it.

If you don’t have any idea what pinterest is, it has pictures of weddings, styles, food, art, cars, car parts, hair styles, etc. Anything that you would normally look for on google images. But the difference between google and this…you can “pin” the pictures to your wall and get inspiration for decoration your house, getting a new wardrobe, or just admiring the very attractive male models and actors. You can see what your friend likes and get ideas for a birthday gift…without really asking. “Connect with others by using your interests”.

Now that we have that squared away…I found this great recipe using pinterest and I just had to share it (and the pictures I used in yesterday’s post…they came from pinterest).

Pineapple Cupcakes

1. First you have to make your cupcakes and frost them. Make chocolate, vanilla, yellow, green, whatever. Frost them with white frosting and set aside for later.

2. (Now for the good part) Take your pineapple, cut the top and the bottom off, and proceed to cut the rind off. If you have no idea how to cut one, I have no idea how to explain it. Maybe you could find out using pinterest (just kidding).

3. Now, if there is any leftover rind pieces on the pineapple, be sure to cut them off (or dig them out). Eating them ruins your pineapple eating experience.

4. Then, using a knife or a handy slicer tool, cut the fruit into very thin, almost see-through, slices. Lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 225 degrees for 30 minutes. After 30 min. is over, flip the slices onto the other side and bake another 30 minutes. The idea here is to dry them out.

5. When they are all shruken and dried out, take the slices and place them in cupcake tor muffin tin. The slices need to curve when placed in the tin, to look like a flower. Let them sit overnight in the pan (or just the whole day).

6. Take them out, slowly with little force, you do not want to break them. Take your cupcakes you made earlier and place them on top of the cupcakes. Serve. Enjoy.

*Instead of placing them on cupcakes, you can put them all on one cake..or top them on your ice cream.

So what do you guys think about the flowers? How about pinterest? Leave your interesting (or boring) comments.



4 Responses to “Pineapple Flower Cupcakes”

  1. realme07 01/17/2013 at 4:49 pm #

    i love pinterest… and sooo hooked… Thank you for explaining the pineapple flowers fully. I have a fund raiser coming up and got a stack of old cups and saucers… thought that a cup-cupcake with a pineapple on top then loosely wrapped would make a good baking table selling item. Better than just a stack of plain cups and saucers. Thanks for sharing

  2. simplydelish 03/09/2012 at 9:48 am #

    Wow these are sooo adorable! Talk about edible flowers lol

  3. artistrybyadele 03/06/2012 at 11:17 am #

    I love this! So cute for a spring party !

  4. frugalfeeding 03/06/2012 at 9:59 am #

    I adore pinterest, but refuse to get addicted to it so I try to stay away. I do like it when people pin me though :D. I adore this, so pretty! Really, REALLY clever. It’s amazing the sort of things some people can do with food. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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