I'm a little ahead of myself here, but I've been dieing to make cupcakes with coconut, and since it's getting colder and colder by the minute I whipped up a batch of snow topped cupcakes for a friends housewarming party.
Coconut could be used in a variety of ways with cupcakes, but while in Santa Monica a few months back, I tried a chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting, topped with coconut. It was to die for, and I had to make a batch for myself.
I brought a dozen to the party and they were immediately devoured by all. Plus, just to be on the safe side, I made a few cupcakes without coconut, since coconut tends to be a hit-or-miss.