party like a pineapple

If you are a regular reader of Polka Dots & Picket Fences, you know how much I enjoy browsing (okay, more like shopping) the Dollar Spot at Target!  Really, who can resist those great finds at even better prices…

Well, that was the case when I spotted all these fun and colorful pineapple items in the dollar bins recently…yep, I couldn’t resist and loaded my cart with a “few” of these summery party supplies!

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

The napkins!  The appetizer/ dessert plates!  And that beverage decanter!  It’s all so cute and colorful that I decided to style my bar cart with it all for the summer.

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

Pina coladas, anyone?  And what goes better with that than individual pineapple upside down cakes…I’m sharing the printable recipe for those at the end of the post!

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

And what about that lighted pineapple garland…I think that’s my favorite part of the cart!

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

The teal and yellow color scheme just screams summer, and I intend to enjoy this bar cart setup ALL summer long!

Be sure to get the recipe for those pineapple upside down cakes.  They are so moist and flavorful…a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences
Print

Individual Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans pineapple slices
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • maraschino cherries (cut in half)
  • 1 package yellow cake mix

Instructions

  1. Drain the pineapples and reserve the juice.

  2. Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat.  Add the brown sugar, and mix together.

  3. Spray the the insides of a muffin pan, and evenly divide the butter/ sugar mixture and pour into the muffin cups.

  4. Press the pineapple slices on top of the sugar mixture.

    party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences
  5. Place the cherries in the center of the pineapple, sliced side up.

    party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences
  6. Prepare the cake mix according the package instructions, substituting the water for the reserved pineapple juice.

  7. Pour the cake batter on top of the pineapple slices.  Fill 2/3 of the muffin cup.

  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until baked through.

  9. Cool 5 minutes.  Loosen edges and invert cakes onto a cooling rack.

    party like a pineapple | polka dots and picket fences

2 thoughts on “party like a pineapple

  1. I’m loving the mini pineapple upside cakes!! They bring back so many delicious memories! My mom would make a pineapple upside down cake when we were younger in a cast iron skillet!!! Best flavors….I’m definitely going to try these!! Much easier too!! Thanks!!

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