Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Coconut cone cakes

Fellow Cancerian and Sit ‘n Knit regular Maia celebrated her birthday over the weekend, a perfect reason to make coconut cupcakes!

Coconut cupcakes
Toasted coconut & cacao nibs on top

I had been wanting to try this recipe for awhile, and it is a winner…even a non-lover of coconut said she enjoyed her cupcake. I also tried out my new ice cream cone cupcake pan! The ice cream cone cupcakes came out beautifully, but they were too top-heavy to stand on their own, even before frosting…wahh!!

Falling ice cream cone cupcakes
Falling ice cream cone cupcakes = messy

Maia wisely suggested I try using skewers to hold the cone cakes up, perhaps stuck in floral foam…I will have to experiment with this next time…Dan took a cupcake-to-go in the Cup-a-Cake carrier, a brilliant solution for cupcakes on the go...


I also made a knitting needle case with fabric from my Knitters Tea Swap pal, and a set of origami coasters, for the birthday girl!

Crafty birthday gifties for Maia
Crafty birthday gifties


Theresa said...

I am always hungry after I read your blog. The cupcakes look tres tasty. Would make a very good breakfast for me right now. :)

The needle holder looks great! Glad you were able to use the fabric.


African Kelli said...

I need that cupcake pan. And those cupcake to-go containers are awesome! Did you buy a bunch?

Cristina said...

the cupcake carrier is a total necessity! i love the origami coasters you made - how did you make those? post some close-ups if you can...they're super cute!

Anonymous said...

how's arrow doing in this heat, i hear CA has been sizzling for quite some time. We've been in the 100's for a few days now. poor hounds. they are hot and lazy. but they get dipped in the pool.

msharmony said...

oh how I wish I could come knit with you and Maia -- tell her hello for me.

Rachel said...

I wondered about the top heaviness of the ice cream cone pan!