Friday, July 16, 2010

Better Late than Never

Ok so its Thursday but here we are so better late than never.

I got a request to do a Pineapple Upside-down Cupcake. They were FANTASTIC!

I started with butter and brown sugar cooked on low til mixed well. I spooned that into the cupcake cups. Next I carefully placed pineapple rings in each cup. I had to trim them, it all worked out :). Next, I added a basic yellow cake to the top and cooked them for what seemed like FOREVER. I think with the brown sugar butter and pineapple it may have been a little wet. In the end it turned out heavenly. The brown sugar gave the outside a crisp bite and the pineapple was almost melted. I used pineapple juice instead of milk in the cake and it turned out great. Hit with adults, kids, not so much. One asked where the icing was. I felt like saying "JUST TASTE IT !!!" but I didnt. If I was a kid I wouldn't have tried it either. I'll make these again, no changes.

I'm taking a decorating class for cakes. Its not as easy as it looks :) Here's my first cake:

If I had more time it would have worked out better. From watching the others in my class I did pretty good. :) I'll practice before class next time so I can just whip it out fast.
Next week I PROMISE to be better. I have to do cupcakes for my next class so I'm thinking lemon.....maybe :)


  1. I REALLY want to make these pineapple upside down cupcakes!! I love the idea of using the pineapple juice with the cake.. so savy! :-)

  2. Your first cake looked GREAT! I wish Jared and Michelle would just move into their stupid house already so we can take our decorating class, lol.

  3. Thanks guys :) The classes are so much fun!