|S.Kenney – 2011|
I just love Martha Stewart’s magazines. For about 7 years now, I have been keeping her Easter editions. I put them all in a basket in my guest bedroom. When I am looking for cute placecards, or holiday ideas, I often end up with something out one of her magazines. This link can take you to the online page of where I found these fun Easter treats.
My son’s “Odyssey of the Mind” group lucked out again. They were the recipients of these cupcakes!
The little nest on top of these coconuts is made from toasted coconut flakes. I have never toasted coconut before. Honestly, though, anyone who likes coconut should just toast some in the oven even if they don’t want to make cupcakes. The smell is wonderfully potent…nutty, sweet, tropical. I’m afraid I burned the first batch of coconut flakes and that was not so terrific a smell but the second batch improved.
While I am confessing my mistakes on the World Wide Web, I’ll also spill the news that I’ve never made cupcakes from scratch. Yep, its always been from a box. Now, there is no going back. I followed the recipe very carefully and the result was delicious. These cupcakes had a richer, deeper flavor and texture than any out of the box mix.
Cupcakes… They are so pretty; they are like an empty canvas waiting for creativity. The buttercream frosting was especially tasty. It was very light but with a very deep rich flavor.