Celebrate Easter with a tray full of whimsical hand-decorated cupcakes. While some people may prefer homemade cupcakes, you can also purchase undecorated, iced cupcakes from grocery stores or bakeries to speed up the process. When the cupcakes are already baked and iced, you can begin decorating right away. Consider letting children join in the fun because even little hands can help press candies into frosting to create beautiful cupcakes.
Easter Egg Cupakes
Give your cupcakes an egg shaped appearance with graham crackers, icing and assorted candies. Form the egg by cutting a graham cracker into an egg shape slightly larger than the top of your cupcakes. Use a serrated knife to gently carve the graham cracker without breaking it. Ice one side of the graham cracker with icing in the color of your choice and decorate it with colored sugar or small candies to make it look like an Easter egg. Press your finished Easter egg graham crackers onto iced cupcakes to complete your egg-shaped cupcakes.
Easter Basket Cupcakes
Transform cupcakes into edible Easter baskets with a few simple ingredients. Create edible Easter basket grass for your cupcakes by shaking shredded coconut in a bag with a few drops of liquid food coloring. You can use any shade of food coloring to customize your baskets. Ice the cupcakes and press the tinted grass gently on top. Push each end of a piece of licorice into the cupcake to form the basket's handle. You can also roll a piece of taffy into a thin rope to form the basket's handle.
Now you can fill the Easter basket cupcake with any small Easter candies such as jelly beans, candy eggs or marshmallow bunnies and chicks. If you can find decorative paper cupcake liners in Easter themes, they can add to the overall appearance of your basket cupcakes, but you can also use standard paper liners with good results.
Easter Bunny Cupcakes
Easter bunny cupcakes aren't unusual at Easter but the process for creating bunny cupcakes can vary from simple to difficult. Create a simple bunny face on top of your cupcakes with white frosting and a marshmallow, according to the Betty Crocker website. Start with cupcakes iced in any color except for white. Drop a spoonful of white icing onto the center of the cupcake to create the bunny's head. Use round candies or sprinkles to create his eyes and nose and pieces of shoestring licorice for his whiskers. You can form ears by cutting a large marshmallow into four or five pieces. Dip a cut edge of each piece into pink decorating sugar to create the pink interior of a bunny ear and insert two ears into each cupcake just above the bunny's head.
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