Lei Time


Just thought I’d say hi with a few Aloha Cupcakes.

Hi there. Hello. Howdy. How ya doing?

These are Pineapple Mango Cupcakes. All tropical like. With graham cracker crumbs for sand and fondant flowers for the leis. They’d be super cute for a luau party. They’re really pretty easy to make once you have all the pieces and parts.

First start with some cupcakes. Any cupcakes. But if you want to try the ones I made, here’s the recipe.

Pineapple Cupcakes with Mango Frosting
Yield: two dozen cupcakes

Pineapple Cupcakes with Mango Frosting


Pineapple Cupcakes

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained and pureed*

Mango Frosting

  • 1-2 Mangoes
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 lb box of confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tray with 24 paper liners.
  2. Pineapple Cupcakes: Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer for several minutes. Add the eggs one at a time scraping down the sides of the bowl with each addition. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture in three additions with the milk in two additions (flour, milk, flour, milk, flour) Mix until combined with each addition
  5. Add the pineapple and mix until combined.
  6. Fill cups about 2/3 full and bake for about 15 minutes.
  7. Mango Frosting: Cut mangoes. Instructions here. Place mango pieces in food processor and puree enough so you have about 1/3 cup.
  8. Beat butter and vanilla until creamy. Add confectioner's sugar in several additions. beating until well combined with each addition.
  9. Add 1/2 cup of mango puree and beat until completely combined. Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes.


* I pureed the pineapple in a food processor. I'm not a big fan of fruit chunks. Flavor yes. Chunks. Not so much.

So that’s the cupcakes. But what about the fun stuff. Who’s ready to play?

Okay, fondant first.


You’ll need some to make these lovely little leis.


You’ll need:

Icing colors
Powdered sugar
Wooden skewers
String or twine

Oh… and a Flower Plunger.

Break off a small amount of fondant. Dip your toothpick into the icing color of your choice and wipe it on your fondant. Begin kneading it to incorporate the color… but not all the way. Sprinkle a little powdered sugar on your work surface and rolling pin.

Then roll out the fondant evenly and pretty thin. By not kneading the color completely into the fondant, you’ll get these marbled looking streaks.


Then use the flower plunger. Cut the shapes along the color variations to make flowers that appear to vary in shade.


Repeat with a few other colors if you like.


White works, too.


The flower plunger cuts the shape and also creates an indention in the center of the flower when you press down.

Then you can use wooden skewers to pierce through the center easily. Slide flowers on the skewers and let dry. Make these the day before so the fondant has time to dry out a little. I let them rest on a baking sheet overnight. Just make sure they aren’t pressed together tightly on the skewer or they will dry attached to each other and be difficult to separate without breaking the little flowers.


When they are dry, slide about 50 flowers (depending on the thickness) on a string about 12 inches long and tie a knot.

That’s it.


But what about the cute Aloha signs?

When the cupcakes are cool and frosted, dip them in a bowl of finely ground/crushed graham cracker crumbs.

Sorry, forgot the photo for this one. But you get the idea.

Then make your signs. Just kidding.

I made it easy for you with these…



You’ll also need:

Wooden cookie sticks
X-acto Knife

Cut the cookie sticks down in size. Mine were about 12 inches long so I cut them down to pieces about 4 inches.

Print out the tags on heavyweight paper and cut them out individually. Then use an x-acto blade to cut two slits along the diagonal on each side of the tag.

Slip the sticks through the paper and then insert the sticks straight down into the center of the cupcake.


Like so.

When I first planned these out in my head, I thought they leis would be super cute draped over the signs. But in practice, they worked out better laying around the sign and on the sand.

Hope you like em!


Aloha and … Bye for now.

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204 comments on “Lei Time”

  1. How appetizing and creative!

  2. Thanks so much. I recently used the idea for the Leis.

  3. wow Bakerella do you design your own labels (pdf downloads) or do you have a designer to do that? They are so good! I love the leis too! Reminds me of when I was in Oahu! :-)))

  4. these cupcakes r awsome i made them at my 9th b day prty. even though it was 3 years ago i remember it solely because of these cupcakes

  5. Adorable, and a lot of work!

  6. these look AMAZING! love the flowers

  7. Just made these and they turned out AMAZING!!! Completely different than the average cupcake, but in a delicious way.

    One more note — I’m only 14 and made these cupcakes easily for my family. The toughest part was making the signs, but those were still pretty easy. I wish i could attach pics!

    Thanks Bakerella!!

  8. Wow these cupcakes are supercute! I was thnking of making them for my aunt and uncle who just came back from hawaii, i thought the leis were candy bracelets at first but the fondant idea seems alot better! One question though, i make my cupcakes in a cupcake maker and it only makes mini cupcakes….anyideas how i could do this idea on smaller cupcakes?? Please and Thanks!!

  9. hi there. can you tell me what size flower plunger you used…i found a site where you can order just the one you need for cheaper.

    thanks so much for your beautiful idea!

  10. Will this still work with my vegan cake mix and pineapples…

  11. Whoa!!!! You made those lei’s? Yow!! You are goooooood!

  12. We tried these cupcakes, but it came out tasting really bland,,,and the frosting started to curdle. Any advice?

  13. Hi Bakerella!
    Hope all is well :)
    I was wondering if you could help me out b/c I wanted to try to make these for our Luau themed BBQ that’s coming up….
    For this pineapple cupcake recipe, could cake/pastry flour be sub’d for the all-purpose flour?
    Thanks for your help!
    Warmest regards,
    Nima :)

  14. I just discovered your site, you are truly amazing, i can´t wait to start trying your ideas, thanks!!

  15. I made the cupcakes, they didnt taste too good. The Mango frosting was not too good either. Im a little disappointed. good idea though

  16. i need to make these!

  17. They are soooooooooo adorable!!! Another great creation by Bakerella!!!!

  18. This really is such a good useful resource you are giving and you give it away for absolutely free. I really like finding website pages that realize the worth of providing a high quality useful resource for totally free.

  19. Getting ready to make these for my preschool Mother’s Day Tea, but I had one question, which size punch did you use for for the little flowers? So glad I discovered your site. Love your work!

  20. Made the cupcakes today! turned out really well. The Mango icing is so yummy!! At first the mango flavor was too subtle – it tasted like a good vanilla buttercream w/ something special. Later in day the mango flavor really infused in icing and I’m trying not to spread it on anything/everything I can get my hands on.

    I did have to bake my cupcakes longer then the suggested 15 mins – for my oven it was more like 21-22 mins.

    I’ve used crushed grahm crackers and Vanilla wafers together to use as sand because sand isn’t just one color of brown.

    Thank you for sharing your creative ideas and recipes! high hats are next!

  21. I love it

  22. love them, bakerella, do you know are there leis already made?

  23. Hi I’m new to the site but I have already tried a couple recipes.
    The pop tarts and the cheeseburger and fries it was great. I got alot of praise and everyone enjoyed so thanks for the recipes. I tried the pineapple mango cupcakes and did were really good but the frosting never set it was running and my butter turned into oil like very watery how can I fix that?

  24. olá amei os pop cakes e cupcakes são receitas bem diferentes do brazil conheça meu blog bjus sadhia

  25. Love it!!! I love the little leis!!!

  26. hi,i m following your blog since 1year approximately and i m a fan of everything you do! congratulations for your creativity and thanks a lot for sharing. for sure,i m gonna get your book,this is a must,i know i m not gonna be dissapointed!
    well! i ve tried your wonderfull pineapple cupcakes,whitch are so cute!!! but i have a problem! mine are really flat and so light!!
    they taste pretty good,but yours have a nice dome.i m wondering what i have done wrong. can you help me whith this?
    thanks for answering


  28. Bakerella, I have to say that I LOVE YOU, and most of what you post here. But this cupcakes?? Not so much :( I made them for my birthday Hawaiian Party and they were just OK… The cupcake was overly sweet and I couldn’t taste the pineapple at all :( :( :( Maybe it should have been better to add it in chunks??

    After the cupcake fiasco, I decided to not make the mango frosting, and instead, I tried a Cream Cheese-Coconut frosting, and made the sand with coconut flavored cookies… that kinda saved them…

    Still love YOU, though… :)

  29. HELP! I’m having an issue with the edible pens to draw on the cake pops. Is there a tip to using them? I’m getting broken lines, can’t make circles etc…

  30. Bakerella, I just love your many creations and you are such an inspiration to so many of us.

  31. I made these cupcakes for our bi-annual girls weekend. We call it Whore Island (LOL NO really we do) But Pineapple cupcakes went with the island theme. Used lemon meringue buttercream and used these fun little hawiian girl toppers. That way everyone could have their own little Whore Island cupcake!

  32. Those looks so cool. I will have to try that

  33. I LOVE THESE! So creative …

  34. The leis are awesome but I bet if you are pressed for time you could use those candy bracelets as a substitute. Very creative Bakerella….as always!!

  35. i LOVE these! SO cute & i love them more since i’m Polynesian! lol! Bakerella, keep the AWESOME ideas coming & SUPER excited for the cake pop book! my nephew LOVED the red velvet ones i made!

  36. I made these wonderful cupcakes yesterday and they are all gone! But I do have a question about the frosting. I used 1/3 cup of puree mango and it seemed to be to thin. I put it in the fridge for an hour and it seemed harder but after I piped the frosting onto the cupcake it started to drip off. I put them back in fridge and it just never set up. What did I do wrong? They didn’t look to great but were amazing favors!

  37. I just got a flower plunger for my birthday and was trying to think of something cute to do with it, this is perfect! Thank you so much for all your inspiration!

  38. Made these cupcakes and they are delicious, Mango frosting incredilble

  39. Wow wonderful, magnifique, bravo ;)!

  40. Pineapple cupcake recipe was delicious! I tried making the frosting twice but tossed it both times because it separated. Maybe the frozen mango pieces? I ended up using my old standard, cream cheese frosting, which is a delicious substitute for those who may encounter similar difficulties. Keep baking everybody!

  41. my friends have an awesome blog as well if you love baking and need tips!!
    ps. bakerella is one their inspirations

  42. I am loving this!! I happen to be visiting friends on Sanibel Island this week and they have been begging me to bake for them! The mangoes here are amazing and I will be making this for my island dwelling friends!!!

  43. Love these! If I wanted to prep the leis ahead of time, how long do you think they’d last in an airtight container?

  44. These are so adorable and I’m dying to make them. But I don’t care for mango. What could I substitute? Or should I just find a vanilla icing recipe?

  45. I have to start by saying I totally adore you and your creations. I made these cupcakes yesterday and they tasted amazing. Moist, not too sweet, great texture. However, when I made the frosting, I followed your directions, but decided to add a little more mango puree. It looked like the butter separated the sugar crystalized. Very weird. Have any ideas what went wrong? too much liquid?

  46. Nice flavours !! And I love the sand effect you created with graham cracker crumbs !

  47. You posted these on my birthday, which is funny because when I was younger, ALL my parties had some sort of “Hawaiian” or “Luau” or “Tropical” theme. I wish these had been around back then- I would have gone nuts over them! Adorable post, as always :)

  48. Ohhh these are especially cute! The leis are a great touch. :)

  49. Woooww Congratulations, The cupcakes are so cute I love them

  50. How creative! These certaintly would be fantastic for a tropical themed party!

  51. Very cute! I’ve got the same flower cutter already. Never thought about stringing the little flowers together though!

  52. Wow…so if you made 2 dozen cupcakes you would have to make an unbelievable 1200 flowers?!?!?!

  53. In the recipe for the Mango frosting I had a question. It states to prepare 1/3 cup of mango puree. Then in the body of directions it states to mix in 1/2 cup of mango puree. Just curious about how much to add.Thanks!!!

  54. You have quite the patience…I think I would have bought the candy bracelets to use as leis. Great ideas!

  55. These are just way too cute! Lots of work for the Lei’s, but worth the effort. I have made Mango frosting before and instead of using real Mango’s (which really weren’t the best in the store at the time) I used Mango syrup (which is sold in a bottle like you would find Grenadine syrup).

    Hope your ideas keep coming, because even if I can’t make them, they all make me smile!

  56. That’s amazing ! love your blog !

  57. These are great! Cannot wait to try:)

  58. wonderful cupcakes! I’m excited about the mango frosting. Can’t wait to try it out.

  59. you know, Polynesians take their food very seriously. You did a good job. this would go very well in Hawaii. Those leis are fantastic.

    I want to try making this with Haupia. Have you ever had Haupia? Next time you’re in Hawaii get yourself a chocolate-haupia pie. you’ll love it.

  60. These are the absolute cutest! Top me up with a Pina Colada and I’m good to go!

  61. Oh Bakerella!
    I’m throwing a hawaiian themed birthday party for my soon to be 9 year old daughter and these are THE PERFECT solution! Thank you for all your creative ideas..they have helped bring my daughters and I closer by spending time together making all sorts of your creations. PS Can’t WAIT for your’s already on order! Love ya!

  62. The leis are so cute. You have more patience than anyone I know.

  63. As a reader from Hawaii, I very much appreciate and love these cupcakes! :D You did an amazing job on the leis – soo neat and soo cute! Thanks for showing our state some love and Aloha. =)

  64. This is perfect for a luau party. Ohhh.. you got me dreaming. Haha.

  65. Wow, these are so cute and I want to make them soooo bad. My nieces birthday party is in less then 2 weeks and she just decided she wanted to do a tropical theme with sandals and such. These would be perfect. The cupcake sounds soo yummy, but I know if I suggested it to her she would think gross. Kids. LOL

  66. Oh my gosh….this post is so awesome! Those cupcakes look great!

  67. I just made a cake version of this recipe but even after cooking it for double the time it’s still raw in the middle. Do the cupcakes actually get thoroughly cooked in just 15 minutes? I’m not sure what I did wrong… :(

  68. These are perfect for summer gatherings. Love, love, love them!

  69. wow Super-creative!

  70. Wow, those look fabulous and so cute! I made some cc’s with coconut and chocolate the other day, a combination with pineapple and mango would go really well with that.
    By the way: thanks for a great blog, your creations always make me smile :-)

  71. the plural for lei is… lei. not leis.

  72. When you think you’ve seen it all – YOU come up with something new! OH.MY.WORD these are stickin’ adorable! One of these days I am going to have to try something on your website! It all just seems a little overwhelming at the moment! But, boy, these could not be any cuter! And pineapple? Perfect! :)

  73. how adorable!! you really make it seem so easy ..thanks for that!! :)

  74. Adorable – incredibly creative and thank you for sharing! I love all the photos too – very helpful!

  75. wow ! these are so adorable !!! great idea !

  76. So cute! My daughter (who lives in Hawaii) is here visiting. Perhaps we should make some of these together while she is here. Aloha!

  77. These are super amazing cupcakes!!! They look so gorgeous! Wished we had luaus where I’m from so I’d have an excuse to make these. LOL!

  78. I’m thinking….some green grass frosting “skirt” and two dark brown Candy Melts for the “coconut bikini” top? What do you think?

  79. I love these! Everything you touch is magic! You are so creative! Thank you for sharing all of your ideas with us.

  80. so creative and cute, I made cupcakes for a luau party last week, but sadly not as cute as yours. Mine just had pineapple and a cherry on top :)

  81. I cannot wait to try this…it sounds so .. yummy…

  82. Mango Frosting??!?!!?…oh yeh! By the way, I am so addicted to this website! I found this website via Tartlette which I found when researching Macaron recipes and now I think I have spent hours on here drooling over my keyboard and letting out little involuntary sighs and groans at the amazing images. I have pre-ordered the recipe book and eagerly await new updates….thank you for inspiring!

  83. you are so talented! Thanks for sharing your skillz and making it look like anyone can do the same. I made your whoopie pies last week for my family and everyone loved them!

  84. These are too cute. I want to try my hand at fondant and such, but I am so afraid of it. I don’t know why.

  85. You just AMAZE me more every time, but this time you totally read my mind! A friend was asking for hawaiian cupcakes and then you came up with this.. Just wow thank you so very much

  86. you never cease to amaze me! can i please have one? or twenty? xo.

  87. I’m from Hawaii, and these totally made me smile. So cute!

  88. these are awesome!

  89. The mango frosting sounds divine!!!

  90. Super Cute!!! Love it!! Now to go buy the little tool to make it :)

  91. i love these!!

    the recipe sounds amazing!

  92. I LOVE em they are so CUTE!!!!!

  93. Wow.. what amazing detail on the leis…

  94. OH! I can just see your hello kitty cakepop as Aloha Kitty… make her tan and then use that cute flower punch to give her the aloha spirit… that sounds fun!!

  95. Those look great. I love the little leis.

  96. oooooo, c’est tout mignon, ça donne envie de faire un goûter entre copines vite vite!

  97. You are too talented!!! Soooooo cute.

  98. Adorable, but too much work for me.

    However, I CAN print out the signs and stick THOSE into the cupcakes.

    How on earth do you made graphics like that? please tell me, I am desperate.

  99. Wow! You’re genius again!:)

  100. Since I am originally from Hawaii and we are always having luaus, this is awesome. I am thinking I might make my own sign in the shape of an aloha shirt and drape the lei. We’ll see. What a great idea…AGAIN!

  101. LOVE the little fondant flower leis!!

    If you can stand to hear it just one more time… You are SOOOO creative and fun!

  102. I love it! My husband will be laugh because now I want to buy a new toy! I was talking to a customer of mine, and she was saying how she doesn’t have a lot of cook/bake ware and toys and such, because whenever she has the money to spend she chooses shoes. I told her that I get so excited when it becomes time to spend my extra change on kitchen supplies!

  103. Love these! Your ideas are the best!

  104. Making these into cakepops for a summer party. Yummy!

  105. Those are super cute! :)

  106. i bet you could use some sort of little candies..check around maybe there is something out there that would make it easier to make the leis.

  107. These are perfect for my brother’s beach themed engagement party!

  108. I love these cupcakes! They are adorable.
    I wonder how pretzel sticks would have looked instead of the wooden ones. Then you could eat that part too :)

  109. I agree with everyone who usually think luau things are tacky. These are astoundingly precious. You are my favorite blog on the interwebs! <3

  110. LOVE these!!!

  111. Hawaii will always be in my heart, and these cupcakes are a fabulous way to feel the love! Thanks for the GREAT instructions; your blog is a feast for the eyes. Heidi

  112. These are so freakin cute!

  113. Oooh what about using those candy bracelets as leis too? Something everyone can hold on to and eat all night after the cupcake is gone.

    Beautiful cupcakes (as always)!

  114. You are a genious!!!
    I love your work!!!

  115. Very cute! I think these would be perfectly cute without the signs and maybe cutting out a shirt shape out of fondant and hand painting your own hawaiian shirts.

  116. Wow! I can’t believe you cut out and “beaded” all those little flowers for the leis. I love the idea, though!

  117. You always have the cutest ideas for baked goods! Pineapple cupcakes sound amazing!

  118. really cute summer idea. but if pressed for time, you could probably use candy necklaces

  119. Meghan Baxter – whoops. Adding it right now. 350.

  120. These are absolutely amazing! All yummy real ingredients and hand made, down to the leis! I am utterly in awe of these.

  121. What temp do you bake the cupcakes at? I can’t find it in the recipe. 350?

  122. These would be so cute for my son’s high school production of “South Pacific”! Thanks!! I’ll start making the lei’s now for the March show tee hee!!!

  123. Wow! These are awesome! What an amazing combo of pineapple cupcake with mango frosting. It sounds delicious! And so stinking cute!!

  124. The time that must have gone in to making the cute leis and the mango pineapple sounds like such a delicious combination for the cupcakes.

  125. What a great idea! I especially love the graham cracker crumbs for sand. I’ll be making these for my son’s first birthday- he’s a kama’aina!

  126. I love your aloha tags! You are just way to creatively talented and detail-oriented. ;)

    Wei Wei

  127. These are fantastic!

  128. I can’t believe how cute these are!!! And pretty easy too… I think it would be adorable if you served these inside plastic coconut shaped cups!

  129. I can’t wait to make these for my 6 year old. With Pineapple being his favorite fruit..And Aloha, Scooby Do his favorite movie right now… Thanks a million!!

  130. really neat idea. I have luau every year but wouldn’t have time to make these. You are ambitious!

  131. these are so cute… I love the flavors too, I have never tried mangoes with pineapple before, I’m going to try this, we have lots of mangoes here :)

  132. I have to bookmark this recipe. Good thing I live in a tropical country. We always have mangoes and pineapples here. And they are my favorite!

  133. Flavor the fondant! It tastes so much better. I have used pina colada flavoring oil. MMMM! It is fabulous!

  134. another great creation …………how fun……….

  135. How adorable! And for those of us who want to simplify the leis, perhaps using the old school round hard candy from candy necklaces on the stretchy string would also work a a replacement for the fondant flowers?! Very cute.

  136. What a creative idea for the flower leis…these are absolutely adorable!

  137. Rather than go to Hawaii I say we all go to Bekerella’s house…
    Pineapple cupcakes sound great. Will be trying this one..

  138. awesome idea! so cute and pineapple cupcakes with mango frosting?!? mmmm… mmmm. you never cease to amaze me

  139. What a great idea! And I am so eager to get your Cake Pops book. I’ve got it pre-ordered!

  140. Love this idea and the fun cupcake and icing flavor.


    You’re so creative, I envy you!!

    Keep em comin! ;-)

  142. It sound sooo yummy, yummy and it looks gorgeous!!!

  143. these are TOO cute…i want to go to hawaii now! :)

  144. The cup cakes are amazing. They are supper cute and easy enough for the kids to help with.
    LOL its funny you chose cupcakes this week .. I was going to sugest rainbow cupcakes. I seen them on youtube and you tint your batter all different colors. They would make a tropical cupcake look even mor sensational from a side veiw looking inside.
    LOL I know what I’m doing today, will post picks of them latter.

  145. Sigh… I want to be just like you when I grow up.

  146. ooohhhh my gosh! so darn precious! we have a luau coming up that these would be perfect for! i have to admit i am a little scared of ‘fondant’, but i just might have to try it for these!!!
    you are such an artist! thanks for sharing your AMAZING ideas!!!!

  147. Look yummy! Will have to try them!

  148. As usual, these look amazing!!! What a cute idea – and perfect for a summer barbeque!

  149. These are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish it were my birthday right NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! — it’s in October, but I’m positive I’m going to make these for myself. Hehe. Except, I think I’ll make toasted coconut cupcakes, because those are my favorite. :)

  150. Love ’em!


  151. Too cute for words! I am so excited to try them!

  152. The cupcakes sound delicious and the decor is so cute!

    Well done!

  153. OH my, I laughed when you said “Chunks? Not so much”! I don’t like them either though, it’s good that it’s not just me :0) They are so cute and creative and I love the little “leis”!

  154. They are too cute! I’d love to make them for my upcoming vacation!

  155. Oh my, these look fantastic! Wowzers!

  156. You always have the cutest ideas! I tried making my first cake balls yesterday and they came out ok looking…. but the kids couldn’t stop eating them! so great :)

    Next step – I just need to get them prettier :) sprinkles hide a lot though…

  157. Hi, this is my first comment on your blog. I’m fida from Malaysia. Followed your blog since last year. I like it very much. I’ve made the cheesecake pops but it was messy! well, it needs practice to get as neat as yours. I will certainly try your recipe. Keep up the good work!

  158. Oh these are adorable! The cupcake sounds absolutely yummy and the flower garlands are just darling. I need to have a Hawaiian party to have an excuse to make them. Although considering the weather in the UK right now, I may have to wait for the two days of summer we have next year to have the party. Can’t imagine a Hawaiian party in the gloomy rain!

  159. Those are so cute !!

  160. how can you be so patient ?!?

  161. WOW!!! Pineapple Mango cupcakes sounds divine…I will definitely be trying these.

  162. These are just gorgeous – you are seriously talented. Don’t know where you get the ideas but you are our inspiration x

  163. So cute! Just an FYI, there is no letter S in the Hawaiian language, so the plural for lei is still “lei.” Sorry, it’s just a pet peeve of mine as it was drilled into my head since I was a little kid.

  164. I am in awe of your creativity. Seriously, I’m kneeling and bowing with my arms stretched out. WOW, that’s all I have to say.

  165. Very cute and original. Love the thought of a pineapple cupcake.

  166. So cute ! i just love them , going to try them out this weekend

  167. love love love your cute and amazing creations. Your pictures are outstanding! Love the layout of your website!! Not too busy. I love it!!!!

  168. These are so cute! I love anything Hawaii related! My favourite place on earth :)

  169. You’ve thought of everything so it would be easier for us to make these too. Thank you so much! :)

  170. Waiting to see you make Chunggington cake pops!

  171. Wowzer!…You are just so creative!!!….I love going thru your site again and again..simply to look at your creations!!!

  172. Pure genius, absolutely!! Wish I were as artistic as you are!! I actually have that fondant punch too so now I know another thing to do with it!

  173. I so adore these! I am now considering switching my daughter’s birthday party theme. Hmmm. Wait, we did Luau 2 years ago. Damn!

  174. You are sheer genius ..I love all your work and how did you get the deal with posting on Disney’s blog and magazine ….ssoooooooo awesome I love Disney !

  175. That’s a super cute idea for the lei’s I love it. Thought they were candy bracelets when I saw the pic.

  176. wowza. so creative. luvz it!

  177. These look so adorable and i LOVE mango so thanks for the recipe!

  178. So cute and perfect for a summer lual party! (I think thats how you spell it)

  179. I agree with trish about the patience! Just looking at those leis makes me tired! But the cupcakes are so dang cute. Aloha!

  180. Oh my gosh. I generally find Hawaiian themed things a bit tacky; but those leis are to die for. I love how resourceful and creative you are. Love.

  181. Super cute, as always!

    I need to have a child first to make all those flowers for me! Definitely do not have the patience to do it myself…

  182. You are a goddess of patience!

  183. Emily – The punch makes it a breeze.

    jodi – I thought about that. I have a few without crumbs. I’m gonna try it.

  184. oh my – these look UNREAL!!! What a great concept!

  185. These are super cute! And the recipe sounds yummy too. You’ve always got such great ideas =)

  186. brown sugar for the “sand” is Awesome :)

  187. I love this idea. And I love the fact that you made the flowers out of marbled fondant, that way they all look a little different. It makes them interesting.

  188. Cute, although I don’t know if I have the patience for 50 flowers per lei…I’d definitely eat it though! I love them!

  189. Hahaha these are soooo cute!

  190. pineapple mango cupcakes!? that sounds absolutely delectable! and your leis are adorable!

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