Spectacular Cupcakes 2008 Entry: Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Thanks so much for Arfi @ Homemades blog for hosting this cupcake round-up! This was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see all the entries!

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I made these for a cupcake class that I taught last night and once I tried them I new they were a winner. I tried out a new coconut cake recipe from Epicurious.com and it turned out fantastic! And for the coconut cream cheese frosting I used the same recipe that I just tried out last week from Melissa Murphy’s Baking Book. This is definitely a knock out cupcake combo and I highly recommend that you try it! I made the birdie, little eggs, and worm from fondant and just played around with the shapes till I liked them. I originally just had the birdie, but then people in the class started experimenting and making little eggs and worms, so I did the same! I rolled the eggs and worm in Oreo cookie crumbs to give a dirt effect. And for the eyes I used edible food markers to color them on. Lastly, to make sure the birdie stayed up I stuck a toothpick up his cute little bum and secured him into the cupcake. Hope you enjoy these for your Easter holiday!

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10 Responses to “Spectacular Cupcakes 2008 Entry: Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Aran says:

    Awww… cute, cute, cute!!!

  2. arfi says:

    What a decoration, Melody! You’ve got really had a great time making all these little things for Cupcakes Spectacular 2008! I thank you soooo much! ~~ab.

  3. Cakespy says:

    Oh gorgeously done–and adorable! I’d say it is too cute to eat, but we both know I could power through it. :-)

  4. Sara says:

    Seriously this is one of the most adorable cupcakes I have ever seen. The detail is amazing!

  5. admin says:

    I am right there with you Cakespy…I always somehow manage to power through desserts…it’s a great talent of mine! Thanks Aran, Arfi, and Sara for the comment!

  6. Gigi says:

    Very cute! I don’t think I could eat it because its that cute! :)

  7. Stef says:

    That is truly spectacular! The bird is just the cutest!

  8. Mary says:

    ***
    Mel… I wrote a little springy blog entry on your cupcakes…
    http://theyellowdoorpaperie.blogspot.com/2008/03/sweet-birdies.html
    Have a great Easter!

    ****

  9. nic says:

    wow! these are adorable!!!

    I’m totally ripping the idea off, but with out the perfect time consuming fondant, I’m just putting a peep on top! But these, well….are perfection!

  10. Katherine Grabowski says:

    Please tell me which Epicurious Coconut Cake recipe you used. I tried one from their website and it was not very good. There are several listed on the site.

    Thank you.

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