Easter cupcakes can make the Holiday a little more special.
This morning, my kids woke up to see the cupcakes I made for this post, and they screamed, "Happy Easter Cupcake Day Mommy!" They know Easter is next week, but it felt like a Holiday to wake up to these cupcakes.
The best part is they are Failproof. I'm kind of icing incapable, so when I say Fail Proof, I mean these cupcake decorations are easy, unless you let the kids help you. The kids can do this, but nothing is ever easier with kids.
Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
Strawberries in Chocolate Frosting reminds me of Chocolate Covered Strawberries from our local homemade chocolate place. They are so good.
Bake strawberry flavored cupcakes as instructed on a box of cake, top with chocolate frosting and a strawberry.
For chocolate frosting tube look, I spooned chocolate frosting from a tub into a sandwich ziplock bag, and then I cut a small hole in the corner of the bag. It's messier, but so much faster than trying to use a knife.
A lot of versions of this are spinning around the interwebs, but this one is easier and doesn't require purchasing too many special things from specialty stores.
Frost cupcakes with white icing. I suggest to decorate the oreo off the cupcake first in case you mess it up and have to eat it, but take an oreo cookie, separate it like in the commercials and put it back together slightly off to make a mouth. You can probably skip this step. Then take white frosting and dot two eyes on the O's of Oreo. Place chocolate sixlets on top. Place oreo on the cupcake off center.
Then put marshmallows around the cupcake.
Easy to make rose cupcakes. It looks like more effort than it is, but it still is easier than trying to make a rose with frosting if you are me.
Tube green icing around a cupcake. For tubing, I spooned green icing into a ziplock sandwich bag and cut a small piece off a corner.
Then take a fruit roll-up and unravel it. Cut it into four strips. Take the thinnest strip and start with that. Roll it across horizontally a couple times, and then start making petals by leaving a little swag as you wrap around. With roll up, you can smoosh pieces into place, but be careful not to smoosh the flower. Keep wrapping the strips around the flower making bigger petals as you work your way around.
Cut off any access carefully at the end, but it can have like 1/4 inch stub.
Smash it into the center of the cupcake, carefully.
Chocolate Bunny Cupcakes
Frost chocolate icing around cupcakes. You want it on there thick. Here I used the ziplock sandwich bag trick mentioned earlier.
Then take two snack sized twix bars and carefully place into the frosting just a little bit. Give yourself some room between the edge and center. Just put it in just enough to hold. You want to be careful because if your cupcakes are soft, they will break the cupcake in half and droop or fall off.
Then place two marshmallows toward the edge, and frost some eyes, a nose and a mouth. You can probably also use the eyeball method in the sheep one, or purchase eyeball sugar decorations.
Bird Nest Cupcakes
Frost the cupcakes in the color of your edible Easter grass, and then break the Easter grass into small pieces and smash randomly around the cupcake around the edge.
I tried keeping them long and wrap them around for more of a nest look, and they don't stay in the icing well enough for that. If you can twist the long pieces into a nest like birds off the cupcake and it stay together off the cupcake, then you could probably place it onto the cupcake that way, but I'm here to tell you birds might be smarter than humans in I would die if I had to build a nest.
Then place jelly beans in the center.
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