These were pineapple cupcakes, and they took me two rounds to get right. I neglected a fundemental rule of adding fresh fruit to a batter.. use. less. liquid! Fruit has liquid in it already and it will jack your batter up if you dont start out with less liquid. If I didn't already know that I would have learned it the other night. Thank God for the second box of cake mix and some good ol' ingenuity. Second batch was beautiful!
I made these cupcakes for my church's BBQ. So tasty, so pretty. So fragile. I could have added a dash of patience to the mix, because I was just a little bummed about how my cupcakes were handled on their way from my carrier to the serving tray. All my pretty flowers looked more like spikey fireworks - I couldn't watch as she (unintentionally!) mangled the second set of cupcakes. Sigh.