Monday, May 14

Hola, I'll take dos of those Pina Coladas (cupcakes)

We would christen each summer with a theme when I lived in Dallas. My first summer there we were all about Madonna and martinis, the next summer Prince put out his Musicology album, so naturally it was Prince and Champaign.

It's nice having a theme, that way you don't have to put all your creative efforts into deciding what you're going to have for happy hour. Once you know it's going to be a martini, all your efforts can go into what type of martini you're going to have. It's all really quite efficient.

Thinking about themes, I thought it would be fun to put a theme to the next few batches of cupcakes- frozen drinks! This first batch was inspired by Michelle and Charla. Thanks Michelle for sending me the pictures.

I took a design idea from A Baker's Field Guide to Cupcakes and adapted a pina colada cake recipe and here's what turned out:

                 Pina Colada Cupcake


Making a beach scene:

Coconut, blue food coloring, graham crackers, zip lock bags Pina Coladasand cocktail umbrellas.

  1. Place 2 cups of shredded coconut in a zip lock bag with a few drops of blue food coloring. A little bit goes a long way. Shake until color is well blended.
  2. Frost the cupcake as usual.
  3. On one half of the cupcake drizzle the blue coconut.
  4. On the other half drizzle the graham cracker crumbs.
  5. Insert one beach umbrella.


What's your favorite summer frozen drink? Do you think it could be turned into a cupcake?