Some of my favorite flavors, coconut and pineapple, in a convenient portable form---piña colada cupcakes! These rich coconut cakes are filled with fragrant pineapple curd and an airy whipped cream frosting.
The February 2011 Daring Bakers challenge was panna cotta and oatmeal florentine cookies. I made a simple presentation with maple-balsamic caramel, an apple pie panna cotta, and a German chocolate panna cotta cake with yogurt.
The December 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was stollen, a traditional German Christmas bread. Mine contained dried cherries, pistachios, and candied ginger, and was shaped into two different varieties of wreaths.