Cutest Easter Cupcakes Ever
We’re changing things up a little this Easter. Instead of hosting like we did last year, we’ve been invited to spend it with very good friends. They always go out of their way to make any celebration wonderful by taking care of every detail. In addition to delicious drinks and food, we are looking forward to the much-anticipated Easter Egg Hunt.
Food wise, they are taking care of pretty much everything, but I offered to bring something to contribute towards the celebration. I was keeping my fingers crossed that the hostess would tap my on the shoulder for dessert. And she did.
Yahoo! I’ve been waiting almost an entire year for an occasion to bring the cutest Easter cupcakes ever! These “bunny butt” cupcakes are too adorable for words. Typically, I will bring two desserts, one for the kiddos and one for the adults. But (no pun intended) I have a feeling that everyone at the party will want one of these cupcakes.
Cutest Easter Cupcakes Ever
I imagine that most of you are getting ready for Easter, or at least thinking about it. Whether you are hosting or would like to bring something to your hostess, these Easter-themed cupcakes will delight kids of all ages.
Click here to take you to the Preppy Kitchen website that provides the recipe, instructions and a very helpful video that shows you step-by-step how to make these bunny butt cupcakes!
Here is another alternative to bunny cupcakes. Brought to us by Pillsbury, I’ve included the direct link to the website page that shows you how to make these. Hop on over to Pillsbury for Happy Bunny Cupcakes! The bunny ears are made out of marshmallows and super easy to make, you just take a regular size marshmallow and cut it on a diagonal and dip one side in pink sugar crystals.
| here is a slight variation to the one above if you are running short on time |
If bunnies aren’t your thing, below is a round-up of many other adorable Easter-themed cupcakes that you’ll love. Happy baking!
This is really simple to make. You just need to bake your standard yellow cake mix, and using a piping bag with a large round tip, pipe the frosting in the shape shown above. It is basically a big swirl on the bottom and a smaller swirl on top. You can then embellish the cupcake with eyes, a beak and feet using a little bit of colored icing and a small piping tip.
This can be your standard chocolate cake mix for the cupcake. I’d crush Oreo cookies into the frosting and hand apply the frosting leaving a “hole” in the center for the carrot. The carrot is obviously a strawberry that has been dipped in orange-colored chocolate.
To make the orange-colored chocolate strawberry, start with about 1 cup of white chocolate chips and melt them in a microwave safe bowl. I usually do them in 30-second intervals in the microwave and stir after each interval until the chocolate chips are completely melted. Add a few drops of orange food coloring to the melted chocolate chips and stir well.
You can add more food coloring until the desired color is achieved. Wash and dry your strawberries (they must be dry for the melted chocolate to stick) and dip them into the melted chocolate. If the chocolate begins to set, simply put the bowl into the microwave and reheat the chocolate. Once you have dipped the strawberries, set them on a piece of parchment paper and put them in the refrigerator to set. When they are cool, you can drizzle more of the chocolate on the strawberries to create the lines. Just add the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a small round tip or you can use a plastic bag and make a tiny cut in the corner of the bag. Once the strawberries are completely cool, add them to the cupcakes.
This cupcake could not be easier to make and I think that the simplicity makes it so elegant. This is a basic white or yellow cake mix, with a dollop of white chocolate frosting (it can be any flavor as long as it is white), shaved milk chocolate and Cadbury eggs.
Again, very easy to make. This is chocolate cake mix, white frosting, mini marshmallows, a Tootsie roll cut to make the head and candy eyes. You can cut two strips from the mini marshmallow to make the sheep’s ears.
This is a little more involved. It’s chocolate cake mix, and the baker used a piping bag with a small round tip to make the “nest.” However, you can use grated coconut as the nest. Fill a piping bag fitted with a small round tip (or a plastic bag with a tiny hole cut in the corner) with chocolate icing and pipe circles of icing to make the chocolate part of the nest. Add Cadbury eggs or use only yellow Cadbury Eggs to make the chicks.
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