These Triple Coconut Cupcakes are perfect for the major coconut lover! Coconut flavor explodes in the cake, the filling, and the frosting!
I’ve never been much of a fashionista. I don’t understand how to be adventurous in clothing and how things match. I’m that girl who goes to Old Navy and buys four of the shirt in different colors because I liked the way the first one fit.
I have 4 black t-shirts in my closet and two gray ones. If I was given the choice, I would wear one of them every. single. day. I dress them up by wearing a different colored layering tank underneath.
On days where all I do is go to drop-off and pick-up, I have to force myself NOT to wear sweats.
So, it’s strange to me how I got Jordan: the fashionista daughter. Every day is a dressing adventure for her, from tip to toe. It’s all a package: hair, jewelry, clothes, shoes, sweater. I have no idea where she got this sense of style. But I’m glad she has it!
In my photo shoots, you can probably tell I’m much the same way. Some bloggers are so good at layering their napkins, parchment, straws and plates. Me? it’s an effort to put one napkin in a shoot. When I remember, I throw in a straw. Styling is not my strong suit.
When I was invited to the Fashion for Cupcakes party by Betsy and Carrie, I knew that my cupcake and display would be pretty but not an elaborate one. But that’s okay, these cupcakes deserve to stand on their own!
Carrie, from Bella Cupcake Couture, sent everyone participating some cupcake wrappers and told us to design a cupcake based on the wrapper. These gorgeous wrappers I received kind of stand for themselves, don’t they? So I figured, simple was better.
I kind of think the coconut on the top of the Triple Coconut Cupcakes is like a fluffy bodice on top of a long evening gown. Right?
I pictured them as a stunning Oscar gown on the red carpet. Joan and Melissa Rivers would say “What a fabulous print on the skirt! And the fluff of the ruffles on the bodice – gorgeous!” or something like that.
Whatever, you know I’m not a fashionista. My paper dolls probably wore black t-shirts when I was a kid.
These cupcakes are Triple Coconut to the MAX. Triple Coconut because there are three layers of coconut and each layer has multiple coconut flavor!
1. The cake. It’s a jazzed up box mix with coconut milk instead of water and coconut extract for a little punch.
2. The filling. Before baking, you mix some coconut and sweetened condensed milk and drop tablespoons in the batter. It bakes into the cupcake and is a delicious coconut filling!
3. The frosting. OMG the frosting. A buttercream made with coconut milk, coconut extract and toped with lightly toasted coconut.
Seriously, these are coconut to the extreme!
A dress fit for a coconut queen…and a cupcake fit for a coconut lover.
My mouth is watering, seriously.
If that fashion is wrong, I don’t know what’s right!
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