Pineapple Cupcakes!

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Pineapple cupcakes! By now if you follow my blog you will know I have a slight obsession with cupcakes! Yes, it is a bit of a problem but they are just so cute and yummy at the same time. The first step is admitting you have a problem, right? I have not mastered other desserts but cupcakes are just my favorite! I am also obsessed with pineapples they are just so fun and I love the pineapple decorations trend! I decided to make these cute cupcakes that look like pineapples. I also tried to make pineapple frosting but that failed. Instead I made a buttercream frosting with a hint of coconut. Buttercream is the best for piping. These are perfect for a pineapple party, a luau and summer celebrations!

For the frosting you need:

3 cups of confectioners sugar

1 cup of butter softened

3 tablespoons of milk

1 tsp of coconut extract

Cream butter in your standing mixer or by hand. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar on a low speed. Mix for 2 minutes or until smooth. Add milk and coconut mix for another minute. Mix in yellow food coloring about 6 drops.

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For the piping use an open star tip. Squeeze a glob out and pull the tip upwards towards the top. Repeat this in rows starting from the top and working your way down. My suggestion is don’t be a perfectionist just keep it moving or else it will take forever. Wine, music and dancing are also helpful in the process or is that just me?!

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Now for the topper you need:

green paper(I used cardstock)

toothpicks

tape

Take the green paper and cut it into 2 inch strips.

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Take a strip of paper and cut out small triangles about a ½ inch up. I did not measure these to be even because pineapples are wild ;). Then cut up to about a half inch from the top. IMG_4878 IMG_4880

Wrap the bottom pointed parts up around your finger. Then wrap the paper around itself three times with the folded over part facing out. IMG_4884

Tape it on the inside of the end piece. Pull down the pieces to separate them.

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Take a toothpick and tape it to the inside front part so that the paper won’t touch the cupcake when you put it on. Insert the toothpick sideways in to the top side.

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Pineapples! Aren’t they just the cutest?! I’m in pineapple heaven with these cupcakes.

About Valerie Lewis

Hi I’m Val! I love coffee and cupcakes(breakfast of champions), getting crafty with my daughter and making easy DIY parties to celebrate all of life’s special moments. Come party with me!

21 Comments

21 Comments on Pineapple Cupcakes!

  1. Marie
    July 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

    These are so super adorable! I’ve become a little obsessed with all things pineapple lately so these are perfect for my budding summer obsession!

    Reply
    • Valerie
      July 13, 2015 at 7:05 pm (2 years ago)

      I know I am obsessed with pineapples this summer!

      Reply
  2. Melinda
    July 14, 2015 at 12:27 am (2 years ago)

    Tropically terrific! Look so real
    Here from Merry Monday.

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    • Valerie
      July 14, 2015 at 8:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Melinda!

      Reply
  3. Michele @ Alwayzbakin
    July 16, 2015 at 10:55 am (2 years ago)

    Those pineapples are flippin’ adorable!!! I LOVE them. 😉

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    • Valerie
      July 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much!

      Reply
  4. Catherine Holt
    July 16, 2015 at 11:27 am (2 years ago)

    These cupcakes are super cute…how much fun are they!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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    • Valerie
      July 16, 2015 at 4:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Catherine!

      Reply
  5. Tianna
    July 16, 2015 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    love this idea! These are so adorable!

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    • Valerie
      July 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Tianna!

      Reply
  6. Hannah
    July 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Whoa! These are genius! Good call on the coconut frosting too, that sounds delicious. 🙂

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    • Valerie
      July 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much Hannah, yes the coconut makes it feel tropical

      Reply
  7. Pam@over50feeling40
    July 16, 2015 at 11:27 pm (2 years ago)

    So cute…I love these. Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    Reply
  8. Erlene
    July 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm (2 years ago)

    These are so clever! Will definitely give this a try for our next family gathering.

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    • Valerie
      July 20, 2015 at 4:04 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Erlene!

      Reply
  9. Stephanie @ Casa Watkins
    July 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Val, I just love these cupcakes! Great looking and I am sure just as tasty. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. I have featured your cupcakes at CasaWatkins.net

    Reply
    • Valerie
      July 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Great, thank you!

      Reply
    • Valerie
      July 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much!

      Reply
  10. Noa Ambar Regev
    July 26, 2015 at 7:54 am (2 years ago)

    These look sooooo good. I love pineapples in every form:)

    Reply
    • Valerie
      July 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, pineapples are the best!

      Reply

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