Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
24 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
24 cupcakes
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: a 1/2-inch round cutter

Bake 24 cupcakes according to the box instructions. Let cool completely.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add 1 cup of the shredded coconut. Turn the mixer on low, add 8 drops of yellow food coloring and mix until the coconut is a uniform bright yellow. Transfer to a bowl. Add another cup of the coconut to the bowl and turn the mixer on low. Add 6 drops of yellow food coloring and 4 drops of red food coloring and mix until the coconut is a uniform reddish orange (add a few more drops of each if the color is not vibrate enough). Transfer the coconut to a separate bowl. Wash and dry out the standing mixer bowl and add the remaining 1 cup coconut. Turn the mixer on low and add 6 to 8 drops of blue food coloring. Mix until the coconut is a uniform bright blue. Transfer to a third bowl.

In a medium bowl, mix together the chocolate candies, fruit candies and nonpareils. Set aside.

Using a 1/2-inch round cutter, cut out a well in each cupcake (reserve the cut-out top pieces of each cupcake). Use a small spoon to scoop out the wells, being careful not to go all the way through the bottom of the cupcakes. Fill each cupcake well about two-thirds full with the mixed candy, about a heaping tablespoon. Cover the holes with the reserved cut-out tops.

Frost the cupcakes with the vanilla frosting. Press some of the blue coconut onto the outer third of the top of each cupcake to form a stripe, then press some of the yellow coconut in the center third and finally the orange coconut in the final third. You should have 3 equal stripes on the top of each cupcake.

More from:

The Kitchen

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Slow-Cooker Golden Chicken Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Robin Chapman

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Eggs Benedict

Recipe courtesy of Disney Auctions Online

Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce (Texas Style)

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Bee's Knees

Recipe courtesy of Geoffrey Zakarian

Stovetop Mac and Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Coconut Water Cold Brew Coffee

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Sunny's Green Garlic Herbed Butter

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Trending Videos 5 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking