A few weeks ago our neighbours dog of 17 years had to be put down. In the past this wouldn't really have inspired me to do anything, I have never been a dog lover, but since falling crazy in love with our little potcake puppy Sunny over these past few months I sudddenly felt my neighbour's pain! and knew that I had to bake some cupcakes to take over to ease the sadness.
So I threw together some coconut cupcakes with the ingredients I could find in my kitchen and topped them off with some chocolate frosting from the Primrose Bakery cookbook.
I think they were pretty well received, the whole plate of them were eaten within a matter of minutes.
I also whipped up some coconut and pineapple cupcakes for some other neighbours of ours who had family visiting in from the States and wanted a sweet after dinner treat.
I used the same coconut cupcake recipe and just threw some chopped up pineapple in the bottom of each cupcake liner and topped them with coconut frosting with a little pineapple piece garnish.