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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.

 

Styles of Spring

5 Mar

Today we begin the countdown to spring.

Soon we will have rainy days, blossoming flowers, the smell of grass and mud, and we finally get to put away those horrible winter coats.

But what should we wear instead of those bulky coats?

Since fashion changes every season, how about we dive in to “What To Wear in Spring of 2012”.

-Every season (if you’ve noticed), designers have tried to bring back a certain decade of clothing. This year it’s the 1920’s and 1960’s. Beading, fringe, drop-waists, and head bands for the 1920’s. Don’t forget the penny loafers, geometric patterns, swing coats, short hemlines, and lace for the 1960’s.

1960's

The "flappers", 1920.

-Nude, pastel, metallic, orange, flamingo pink, and bold prints are the main color schemes that the 2012 trend is working around. I’m not really sure how metallic fits in to the trends, but then again…orange?

-Color blocking. One dress. At least three different colors.

Imagine adding orange and flamingo pink. Yikes!

-Add skinny belts, bright lipstick, and any length pearl necklace.

So with all of this style info, you have the choice of wearing the latest fashion, or creating your own. But I am sure you’ll look great no matter what.

 

What is your favorite and least favorite trend of this spring look?

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