Coconut "Drink" Cakes~A Blog Tutorial

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Today I'm going to show you how to make the CUTEST "Coconut Drink" Cakes! With  LUAU parties in full swing all summer long, I thought that it would be fun to add another idea to your list!  Both kids & adults are sure to love these festive little cakes.


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I know that I say this a lot, but these mini cakes are SO easy to make!! Trust me, they really are.  I tried making them for the first time today and was so happy that the final cakes matched the picture that I had in my mind--whew! I love it when that happens!

To make the coconut drink cakes, I used my Wilton Mini Wonder Mold pan--(each pan makes 4 little cakes at a time)-- but I bet chocolate cupcakes would give you a really cute result too.  So, here we go!

For each individual cake, you'll trim off the small point so that you can then flip it and it will stand on it's own.  Then hollow out a depression.

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Next, I frosted the small chocolate cakes with a crusting vanilla buttercream to create the look of coconut!  (Add a little coconut flavoring or use your coconut frosting of choice if you'd  rather!)

You can see in the photo that I first outlined the cake (using a wilton 12 medium round tip) and  filled it in with buttercream.


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Since we were using a crusting frosting, I smoothed it with a Viva Paper towel after it had crusted. (It takes about 5-10 minutes for a crusting buttercream to crust over enough for smoothing.)

Of course, if you aren't working with a crusting frosting, just remove the excess frosting with your spatula and smooth as best you can. This is a forgiving design!


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Now it's time to add a little color! This is my favorite part. I added simple flowers using a tip 104 for the pink flower in the photo and a tip 81 for the yellow! Have fun experimenting with different colors and flower designs. You really can't go wrong.

For these cute coconut drinks, every brightly colored flower makes them look a bit more tropical and festive!


Now, for the final details!  I picked up some little umbrellas and straws at our local party supply store  (Party City) to really bring these cuties to life. I LOVE how these turned out, and even better, the design is so simple!

Now, go find a palm tree to sit under and have yourself a nice coconut drink or two :0)  Cheers!

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  1. Hi Prisca, I am sorry you had a problem with these. We used the Chocolate Sour Cream recipe (a doctored cake mix recipe).

  2. I love it! It's such a cute and great idea. I hope I get a chance to do them soon. It's exactly what I've been looking for. Thank you!

  3. How do you store these? Do they dry out? I got the pan. The cakes look like they will be large but your pictures look more cupcake size? I need to make them for a party this weekend and am wondering how to start!?

  4. Hi Christine, If you are worried about them being too large, you do not need to fill the pan as full as you normally would. If too large after baking, you could also trim them down. They are larger than cupcake size. Store in an airtight container to keep from drying out. Since the pan has only 4 wells, you can bake in advance and freeze. Place the baked cakes on a cake board or in a pan, double wrap in plastic wrap then aluminum foil and freeze. You can decorate while still partially frozen if you like, then store in an airtight container. The frosting that will be on the cakes also helps to keep them moist. Hope all goes well.

  5. Thanks for replying so fast! I have 12 coconuts and another dozen cupcakes to just frost! I can't wait to finish them! Just curious have you ever hard shelled them to keep from drying out?

  6. Hi Christine, we have never hard shelled them. Do you have a chocolate shell recipe that you think would work well and not get too soft once it is out of the refrigerator? I do think that these will be fine if kept air tight.