Pina Colada Cupcakes… a taste of summer!

I have a bit of a cupcake obsession. It’s a love/hate relationship really. I love cupcakes, the taste, the smell, the over-the-top cuteness… but they are SOOOOOOO bad for me. I’ve solved this problem by bringing all baked goods to my friends or coworkers. That way we all get fat together.

This week I decided to try something new. I had a very ripe pineapple in the kitchen and the smell made me think of fresh pina coladas in the summer time. That is how the Pina Colada Cupcake arrived in this world!

To start I made a basic vanilla cupcake and filled each one with a thick and gooey pineapple filling made from the previously mentioned pineapple. I topped them off with coconut buttercream frosting and of course you can’t have a tropical cocktail without adding a decorative umbrella!

Pina Colada Cupcakes

Oh… and apparently I’m more allergic to coconut than I previously thought. Go figure.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. This is an awesome idea Nikita! Did you ever consider soaking the pineapple in some sort of rum, to really give it a pina colada flair? I’m almost tempted to try this. The idea is very cool. I wouldnt eat them, but i’m sure i could find someone willing to take them off of my hands;)

    XOXO
    stay sweet;)

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  2. There is never a shortage of people to pass the baked goods off on!

    I had considered the rum but I was concerned that it would be too moist and make the cupcakes go funky. If you try it you’ll have to let me know how it turns out! 😀

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