Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hummingbird Cupcakes - Bake Along 2nd Anniversary



Happy birthday to Bake Along! This is my 2nd year of baking along with my partners, Joyce and Zoe, both of whom among some bloggers that i got to know when i started blogging some few months later and here, we would like to thank everyone who has participated in our event and also to the regular bake along friends,  we really appreciate your active participation and would like to say thank you so much for the support given to us. Well actually, what i'm seeing is most of us are very supportive of one another, not just our bake along event but also to other events like Little Thumbs UpMalaysian Food Fest event , Cook Like A Star etc and it's really good to see all this happening among my blogging circle of friends, sharing and supporting each other and i hope that this high spirit will live in us as long as we can. Also please excuse me for not dropping by at some of your blogs lately, i will try to catch up with all of you soon. But meanwhile, bake some cupcakes and celebrate with us! The linky will be on starting today for 10 days, happy baking!


This recipe is taken from my Hummingcake cake post and i learned to make these dried pineapples flowers from  Anncoo's post here. Thank you, Ann!



Recipe
3 eggs
80gm sugar
180gm self
raising flour, sifted
1/4tsp soda bicarbonate, sifted
50gm toasted pecans, toasted and chopped
80gm pineapple, cubed
220gm bananas, mashed
90gm vegetable oil/ butter

Cream cheese frosting
125gm cream cheese, at room temperature
40gm softened butter
1 tbsp passionfruit pulp
40gm icing sugar, sifted

Method:
1. Whisk eggs and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until pale and frothy. Mix in bananas, pineapples, pecans and oil on low speed. Add in combined sifted ingredients and mix well.
2. Pour mixture into cupcake liners till more than 1/2 full and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 25-30mins.

To prepare cream cheese frosting
1. Beat cream cheese, butter and passionfruit pulp with mixer until light and fluffy.
2. Add in icing sugar and beat till creamy. Fridge if necessary before using.



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43 comments:

  1. Lena, these are beautiful and look so delicious! LOVE those dried pineapple flowers, wow! I'm so wanting one of these right now even though I"ve had dinner and dessert!

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    1. hi chris, thanks for dropping byand thank you! Try making these pineapple flowers, easy.

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  2. Hi Lena,

    It seems like more than 2 years that we have been baking or cooking together... We seems to be baking so much together. I'm so glad that Joyce and you have included me in these bake-alongs and I have learned so many skills and techniques baking along with Joyce and you. It has been a wonderful journey! Thanks, Lena!

    Your Hummingbird cupcakes look very pretty... as pretty as you :D

    Zoe

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    1. thanks, zoe. Both of you and joyce actually motivated me to bake more :D

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  3. Hi Lena,
    Happy Bake-Along 2nd Anniversary, my friend!
    Thank you for the two years that we have been baking together and here's to another year of fun baking together with Zoe!
    Beautiful cupcakes! Love the pineapple decoration and have always wanted to try that! Perhaps... one day!
    You must be very busy, Sunday will be a kanchiong day for everyone! Hopefully with good news! :)

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    1. thank you, joyce! i truly enjoyed my baking with both of you and zoe and the rest too. But i'm warning you, you dont tempt me to buy anymore books! LOL! yeah..must be very alert this sunday!!

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  4. Lena, what pretty pineapple flowers you made! Definitely perfect for the celebration of your 2nd Anniversary! To many more anniversaries ahead!!

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  5. Very pretty cupcakes with the pineapple flower "hat"! It must be a very tasty cake what with pineapple and bananas and pecans in it :)

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  6. I love this Bake Along theme. I hope I can whip up a cup cake by this weekend. Thanks for hosting this very interesting event, Lena. You cupcake is indeed beautiful.

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  7. Happy 2nd Anniversary! I enjoy baking along with all three ladies and followers!

    Love that pineapple flower!

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  8. Hi Lena, I just love how pretty that pineapple flower is. Happy anniversary to Bake Along! I remember I started blogging around Bake Along's first anniversary last year, how time flies!

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  9. Hi Lena, Happy 2nd Anniversary to Bake Along Event hosted by you, Joyce and Zoe.

    I love the pineapple flower...

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  10. Lena, this cupcake really stand out with the pretty pineapples flower! Happy 2nd anniversary to bake along event!

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  11. This cupcake really beautiful. I love it !

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  12. Hi Lena. Those cupcakes are simply too pretty to be eaten. :) Hi there. I'm shaz. Was blogging for awhile but stopped. Have decided to try it out again. Hopefully I can have staying power like you. :)

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  13. I have always love those pineapple flowers..just stunning on the cupcakes.

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  14. Pretty yummy cupcakes , Lena ! The dried pineapple flowers look wonderful :)

    Happy 2nd Birthday , Bake-Along !

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  15. Happy 2nd anniversary for your bake-along, Lena! The pineapple flowers look very pretty on the cupcakes.

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  16. Stunning dried pineapple flowers, perfect decor for cupcakes!

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  17. So pretty... How time flies, Bake-along is 2 years old liao ...

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  18. Hi Lena, Happy Bake Along Anniversary! Wow, time flies...cheers to many more to come. The cupcake looks very pretty with the pineapple flower on top :)

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  19. friend- the flowers on top could not be any cuter and perfect for these cupcakes! What a beautiful dessert and so yummy! Hummingbird cupcakes with the hints of pineapple flavor just make me giddy!

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  20. Eileen, Hundred Eighty DegreesMay 4, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Hi Lena, Happy 2nd Anniversary to Bake Along. The pineapple flower added has beautified the cupcakes. Good idea!

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  21. Hi Lena! Congratulations for coming so far for your blog event with Zoe and Joyce!

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  22. Hi Lena, Happy anniversary to Bake Along! This event has certainly nudge me to bake more often & spur me to experiment baking beyond my comfort zone. Thank you. :)

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  23. whoa, Lena. Your cupcake looking so very yummy n i like yr dried pineapple flowers.. very nice

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  24. Happy anniversary to this Bake Along:D I have always been curious about this hummingbird cake but never quite got down to baking one...got to try one of these days, it looks so simple the way you did yours! Beautiful!

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  25. I love the pineapple decoration - looks just perfect ontop of a cupcake.

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  26. Hi Lena, Happy 2nd anniversary to Bake Along! What a lovely cupcake for this special occasion! The dried pineapple flowers are so pretty on these yummy cupcakes! YUM!

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  27. Hello Lena, these are SO pretty! And everything goes so well together, the papers, the icing and those gorgeous flowers, wow!

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  28. wah, it is amazing of how to make a pineapple flower, so pretty..

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  29. So cute the cupcakes...I love the decoration with pineapple flower.
    Have a great week Lena :)

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  30. Oh these looks so lovely. I am going to join this month's event. Stay tuned.

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  31. until now, i'm still amazed by how beautiful the pineapple flower looks, plus it's healthy too ;p

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  32. Look wonderful and delicious Lena!

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  33. Beautiful cupcakes Lena, I love the pineapple flowers on it.
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  34. Hi Lena, sorry I've missed this beautiful post. The dried pineapple flower looks very pretty sitting on the cupcake!
    Have a lovely weekend and Happy Mother's Day :)

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  35. This is great cupcake for this great celebration . Happy Mother's Day to you .

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  36. wow, the cuppies look awesome and I love the polka dot paper cups :)

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  37. I have wanted to make the hummingbird cake for the longest time and these cupcakes perfectly suit the bill...I am so in love with the dried pineapple on top..will try it soon

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  38. Happy Belated Birthday to Bake Along! Wow...really have no idea how time flies. How I wish I can have each cupcake from all over. haha....
    Kristy

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