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The first time I made these cupcakes it was for a friend's graduation party.  They have quickly become one of my favorites.  Its an easy adaptation to a box mix that looks & tastes amazing. :)

Step 1: Mise En Place

Picture of Mise En Place

Also known as getting all your stuff together.  Before you begin make sure you have everything you need. 
*One box Cake Mix [For this recipe I like Golden Yellow]
*Eggs
*Oil
*Butter
*Vanilla, Rum, & Coconut Extract
*Confectioner's Sugar
*Shortening
*1 small can crushed Pineapple
*Maraschino Cherries
*Shredded Coconut & Flaked Coconut [I use two different ones for inside and garnish, but you can use the same for either]
*1 Whole Pineapple
*milk

Don't Forget to Preheat your oven! Otherwise later you'll be sitting around waiting :)
 
They're gorgeous! And I bet they taste as good as they look. :)