I've always wanted to try my hand at a tropical cupcake. I'm an avid pintrester and saw cupcakes made with a pineapple flower topper and had to try it.
I made a yellow coconut cake base, basic cream cheese frosting and topped with the pineapple flower.
To make the flower, I bought a whole pineapple and peeled it. I carved out little holes where the brown pits are, and very thinly sliced pineapple rounds. I then placed the "flowers" in a cupcake tin, and baked for 30 minutes at 220 degrees fahrenheit. After 30 minutes, I flipped the flowers over and baked for another 30 minutes. I took them out of the oven and let them dry on a paper towel over night.
In the morning, the flowers were still too wet. I put them back in the cupcake pan and baked for 20 minutes at 320 degrees fahrenheit. They came out a little browner than I would have liked, but ended up really liking the end product.
I really like this cupcake, and I hope I get to make it for you one day!