Carolyn’s favorite cake is carrot cake so of course I made my now famous tropical carrot cake cupcakes for Carolyn’s Bridal shower.
As a new twist, I dusted the unsweetened coconut flakes with pearl dust to make it look more bridal-y. I got the pearl dust at iparty and have been looking for an excuse to use it for a while. It doesn’t have any flavor and looks sparkly and pretty. I mixed it in a zip lock bag until I got the desired color.
I’ve found that the pineapple is KEY to this recipe. It really bring the moisture content to a whole new level. I guarantee everyone will say – WOW! I added a cup more carrots to get more of a the carrot flavor, but it still hasn’t come through as strongly as I’m looking for it to do. I think I might try carrot juice next time so that full carrot flavor comes through. I also cut back on the ginger because it was a little strong int he first round.
The office loved the cupcakes and the bridal shower was a big hit with presents and food and even a website of wedding advice for Carolyn!