Have you seen the dried pineapple flowers on Pinterest? They are gorgeous and according to the source super easy. I definitely was inspired to make them and thought the Pirate and Pirate Girl visiting was the perfect time..having ready and willing assistants and all. Unfortunately other fun got in the way and I did them on my own and evidently I am not the world's best super thin pineapple slicer. That may explain why drying the slices in the oven which was supposed to take one hour took me over three. I also ended up letting them air dry for days. So just a heads up that if you try making them you may need to allow more drying time that the original instructions call for. Mine also did not keep that beautiful yellow color that those on Pinterest had....maybe my pineapple was a bit too ripe.
Prettier, isn't it? Would I do them again.......quite possibly!
So I ended up with 24 cupcakes, planning to send 16 to work with the Chosen One but unknown to me they had a baby shower planned for today ie. lunch and cake...no need for cupcakes. Fortunately I was invited to play Bunco at my niece's last night and her birthday is today...yay, delivery of 9 cupcakes!
The Chosen One and the Beast each ate one so now I have ten to do something with....cupcake, anyone?
Continuing my 500th blog post giveaway and in the spirit of cupcakes I am giving away some baking supplies including cute cupcake liners. Leave a comment for a chance to win, Pin the first photo in this post and you'll get another chance.
Annies Eats is a great website to check out.