If you want to know how to color cupcakes, I’ve made it very easy for you. These were so cute and good tasting, I won a contest.
A few years ago, I made 180 mini cupcakes for Cupcake Palooza, a cupcake contest held in Nashville. I joined with a few bloggers just for the fun of it. I never expected to actually win second place up against professional bakers!
This is my all time favorite cupcake recipe. It’s not the typical coconut recipe. It has a unique flavor from freshly ground nutmeg that is in the cupcake and in the frosting. Usually I stick to white coconut, but today, to make the cupcakes stand out pretty and mesh with our Easter-themed table, I have dyed the coconut various colors. I usually stay away from food dye, but in this case, it’s just the tiniest smattering of food color, so feel free to make your Spring or Easter party more special with these delicious coconut cupcakes.
These guys were my helpers.
I went for some hot pink.
You can’t have Easter without chick yellow!
If you want to know how to color coconut in a really fun way, mix it up and make confetti coconut.
When you have a prize winning recipe and this kind of cuteness, you will see big smiles at your next Spring celebration!
So tell me, what do you do to make Easter festive?
We love the cupcakes and we love this coconut cake.
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- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 pint size mason jar
- 1 cup coconut
- 1 - 2 drops food coloring (I especially like the neon colors currently available)
- Put water in jar. Add food coloring according to the color you want.
- Shake jar. Add coconut. Shake jar again, until completely mixed.
- Lay out on paper towel and allow to dry just a bit to make sure any extra moisture is gone. Store in plastic bags in refrigerator if not using right away.