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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Get Lei'd: Luau Desserts!!

As you all probably know by now, I love to bake. So when given the opportunity I make sure to give my oven a workout! For the party, I made bikini cookies, coconut rum cupcakes and a pineapple upside down cake. I was really happy how they turned out! 

Bikini Cookies: 

These cookies were so fun to make! I cheated a bit though and started with a sugar cookie mix and decorated with pre-made colored frosting. I was worried about having enough time to make everything from scratch so the cookies were easy to do with store bought items! I saw this idea on Pinterest and they made lingerie cookies for a bachelorette party, so since bikini's are basically lingerie you can wear in public, it made since to make them fit the theme. All you need is a heart-shaped cookie cutter and then you cut off the pointy part. The booties and the boobies are all the same shape, it just depends how you decorate. I used some round sprinkles to add polka dots and edging, but you could totally do that with icing. 

Coconut Rum Cupcakes: 

What you need to make the Tiki Toppers!

I cannot take credit for this recipe, but I HIGHLY recommend it. I am not a huge cake person, but icing is my weakness. The cake part of this was tasty, but the icing was the best thing I have ever made! The recipe is from How Sweet It Is, a website I am now obsessed with because this recipe was so YUM! So while the flavor was right for the theme, I wanted to make a little extra something to decorate the cupcakes with on top. Enter: Tiki cookies. I used shortbread because they were the right shape and then filled my piping bag with chocolate icing and got to work! Even if you don't like coconut cake, you really should try this icing. It's phenomenal! 

Pineapple-Upside Down Cake:  

I have never made a pineapple cake, EVER! But this was a requested by KB himself, so I turned to trusty Betty Crocker. This recipe was super easy and a little old-fashioned (it has shortening). I think next time I might add in some extra pineapple juice to the batter to make it a little more flavorful! 

Make some of these dessert and spread some sunlight to a loved one today! (Especially your Dad!!)

Love you, 

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