I was in charge of desert for a young woman activity in my church. The theme was Sparkle and Shine! I love that theme. Just makes me happy. The colors were yellow and white and in the middle of Winter it felt bright and cheery. A nice change to the cold outside. I needed to come up with desserts that fit around the colors. I decided the strawberry pina colada cupcakes would be great except without the strawberry frosting.
I actually didn’t get to try one. It was pretty sad for me but I only made 40 desserts in all and I needed every one for the activity. There were no samples to spare.
Coconut cake with a pineapple filling and coconut frosting to top it off.
1 white box cake mix (I used funfetti, it’s all I had)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/3 cup oil
1 Tablespoon coconut flavoring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes 24.
Beat all ingredients together. Fill tins 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cut a hole in your cupcake and add filling.
1/2 cup shortening
6 cups powder sugar
3 teaspoons coconut flavoring
1/4 cup milk
Combine all ingredients besides milk. Beat ingredients together adding milk slowly until desired consistency.
I bought the sparkles at Micheals and they looked great, made the cupcakes shine.
Here they are at the activity all ready to be eaten.