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Easter Cupcakes

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Easter Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Our baby boy surprised us a month early, arriving just a few days before Easter this year.  We have been fortunate to have a steady stream of family and visitors helping us. My sister-in-law and her three girls stayed with us for Easter weekend.  Our nieces were a huge help, especially by entertaining our older son.  And they made these adorable Easter cupcakes to boot!  Though Easter has already come and gone I thought that these cupcakes were too cute not to share…and they could really work anytime during the spring season.

The inspiration for these cupcakes came from the New York Times Bestseller: Hello, Cupcake! and its sequel: What’s New, Cupcake?  If you are in to cupcakes then you would definitely love these cookbooks which are full of pictures and awesome ideas, tricks and inspiration. 

Ingredients

Cupcakes of your choice (such as chocolate or white cake)

Buttercream frosting

Green food coloring

Jelly beans or mini chocolate eggs

Plastic eggs

Vegetable oil

Wilton melting chocolate

Oreo cookies

Flower sprinkles

White non-pareil sprinkles

White spice drops

Orange peanut candies

Color some of the buttercream frosting green.  Pipe the green frosting on the cupcakes so that it looks like grass.  Place jelly beans, chocolate eggs or other Easter candies in the grass frosting.  Sprinkle the cupcakes with flower sprinkles if desired.

Easter Cupcakes

To make the chocolate eggs, grease the inside of plastic eggs with vegetable oil.  Spread different colors of melted chocolate in the eggs and let the chocolate harden.  Pop out the chocolate shells and place them on the frosted cupcakes.  You can also break some of them and fill them with Easter candies.

Easter Egg Cupcakes 

To make the bunny cupcakes, split Oreo cookies in half and finely crush the sides without the white filling.  Put the chocolate cookie crumbs in a shallow bowl.  Spread icing on the cupcakes with a knife and dip the frosted tops into the chocolate cookie crumbs.  To make the bunny feet, split a peanut candy in half and then dip each half into melted white chocolate, spooning chocolate over the candy to fully coat it.  Press black jelly beans into the feet to make the paws and then let the chocolate harden.  Spread some frosting on the bottoms of the feet and place the feet on the cupcake tops.  To make the bunny tail, mold a white spice drop into a circle (or use another circular candy).  Coat the candy with frosting or white chocolate and place white non-pareil sprinkles into the candy.  Let the chocolate/frosting harden and then place the tail onto the cupcake top.  

Bunny Cupcakes

Ideas for the cupcake decorations came from:

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make and
What’s New, Cupcake?: Ingeniously Simple Designs for Every Occasion

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10 Responses to “Easter Cupcakes”

  1. Sinead says:

    These are amazing, Kelsey, and you are also amazing – I don’t know how you manage to bake & blog with a newborn 🙂

  2. kelsey says:

    Awww, thanks, Sinead! I am actually finding it challenging to cook and blog with a toddler and a newborn. Hopefully I will get into some sort of routine soon. Fortunately for me, my nieces did all of the work on these cupcakes. I just helped eat them! 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    I am having a lot of trouble getting my chocolate out of the eggs without breaking. How much chocolate do you put in each egg? Also is there an easy way to remove the chocolate once it has hardened? Thank you.

  4. kelsey says:

    Mary, as I mentioned in my post my nieces actually made these cupcakes so I don’t have the hands-on knowledge to share, however, I have done similar things with chocolate. Make sure to generously grease the inside of the eggs with oil. Placing the chocolate-coated eggs in the refrigerator {or even the freezer} to let the chocolate harden and chill might also help. There is no correct amount of chocolate to use but the thinner the layer of chocolate the more fragile it will be. Judging from the cookbook pictures it looks like the chocolate is somewhere between 1/16 and 1/8-inch thick. I hope this helps!

  5. Vicki Donaldson says:

    These are sooo cute! I LOVE the little cracked egg ones! I’ve been looking for some cute ideas for my Easter table & I’ve found them 🙂 I got some cute little Easter Cupcake Wrappers http://www.bellacupcakecouture.com/category_44/Easter-Cupcake-Wrappers.htm and they are going to be the HIT of the dessert table. Thanks SOOO much for sharing.

    Vicki

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