Monday, March 26, 2012

handmade monday: ((recipe)) strawberry-coconut cake shooters

I had lofty great plans of a beautiful layered cake recipe for you today. However, sometimes I'm incredibly impatient. This plays out really well when waiting for a cake to cool...and by well I mean tragically. 

When my cake kept falling apart as I tried to cut it into squares to layer, I was on the verge of shouting four letter words tears. I sat there for a few minutes, frustrated that I had already spent the afternoon baking something that was going to be tossed out. I didn't have any melting chocolate or sticks, so cake pops were out of the question. 

And then there were cake shooters.

one box of strawberry cake mix
3 eggs
vegetable oil
1/4 cup of flour
quarter cup of strawberry puree
2 teaspoons of coconut extract
shredded coconut 
1 recipe or tub of frosting of choice
food coloring

Mix ingredients as directed on box, plus add 1/4 cup of flour. I added the strawberry puree for a little more color and natural flavoring. It's totally optional. Add the coconut extract, as well.

Bake cake as instructed on box. Crumble cake into bowl when cooled. Mix coloring into frosting, as well as a teaspoon or so of coconut extract. Spoon the cake into mini cake cups and top with frosting. Top with sprinkles or shredded coconut. Easy peasy!

I even busted Mr. Owl the Salt Shaker trying to steal one. 

Now, that's my kind of shot ;) ((am i right????)) time you ruin a cake, or it sinks, or you don't have the patience time for it to cool...make some fun cake shooters! They'd be cute served with those little wooden spoons, don't you think?



  1. so darn cute!!! i would have thrown them out, glad you persevered :) the colors are perfect too!

  2. These look delicious! What a great to use up that cake! Beautiful pictures!

  3. way cute, girl! love how you made something awesome from a tearful situation!

  4. These are adorable! I love the colors too. I just had to pin this ;)

  5. Way to make lemonade out of lemons–these are cuter than cute!!

  6. A few things for you... first I love these and wouldn't have loved them any more if they were in cake form :) Actually the same thing happened to me recently with this cake:

    Plus I just started a pinboard today called Food Blog Bloopers and your cake has been pinned!

  7. I totally adore this blog! It's such a rich source of inspiration and amazing, lovely things! (: Thankyou for all the hard work you put into it :D LOVE IT! xx

    I have featured you down the side of my own blog, Everyone's welcome to have a look! (:

    God bless!

  8. so much fun!! what a clever idea.

  9. These are so cute, and the colours are perfection. :)

  10. These these are so ridiculously pretty!! Way to turn lemons into lemonade!

  11. these are soooo darn cute!! what a great idea to make these into shooters!!! :D must try!!

  12. Replies
    1. Just like you'd take a shot ;)

      Or like I mentioned in the last sentence with those cute wooden sample spoons


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