1. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool on wire racks. Frost cupcakes.
2. Place coconut in large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze food color into coconut (use 5 to 6 drops desired food color to 1 cup coconut). Shake until color is evenly distributed.
3. Sprinkle frosted cupcakes with tinted coconut. Decorate as desired with candies.