Scrumptious Easter Cupcake Decorations

How to make cute and mouth-watering mini-cakes for Easter

Easter cupcake decorations can turn a sweet treat into edible gifts for your friends or family or lips licking treats for any party you’d host for the holiday. However, you also might find yourself wondering how to present your aked treats and browse the Web to find decorating ideas.

So, if you are looking for recipes and ideas on how to bake and decorate mini cakes for the holiday, then you have come to the right place. Here I am going to show you how to create bunny cupcakes for the holiday. In addition, I also will show you some other exquisite Easter cupcake decorations and disclose the secret to bake these in 10 minutes.

Cute bunny cupcake recipe and decoration process

easter bunny cupcakes

Photo: courtesy usernamece on Photobucket.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Smarties
  • Licorice
  • Pink square marshmallows

Directions:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375 F;
  • In a big bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder;
  • Blend butter, milk, eggs and vanilla extract for 2 minutes medium speed in an electric mixer;
  • Place the mixture in cupcake cups;
  • Bake for 12 to 16 minutes or till tester inserted in centre comes out clean;
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool before decorating.
  • Add a coat of frosting to the cupcake;
  • Cut pink marshmallows into quarters or triangles and use them to feature bunny’s ears;
  • Use smarties for the eyes and licorice for whiskers.
  • That’s it, your bunny shaped treats should look like those featured in the picture above.

Materials you need to make scrumptious treats

Sunbeam FPSBCML900 Cupcake Maker, PinkThe one machine that is a must have in the kitchen for skilled and not so skilled bakers

I’m probably one of the worst cooks out there. However, I really love to eat and I have pleasure in looking at well presented sweet treats or whatever type of meals and desserts.

So, I never keep away from preparing a dish or dessert that I love, regardless to my lack of cooking and baking skills or patience. This is the reason why I’m constantly looking for the quickest and easiest way to prepare food. In my long list of quick and easy cooking stuff, I include food makers such as mixers, blenders and… cupcake makers!

The Sunbeam cupcake maker enables you to bake 5 of them in 10 minutes! Ideal machine to use if you wish to eat such food for breakfast, once the mix is prepared fill the non-stick cooking plates and let the machine do the job while you prepare coffee or hot chocolate for the entire family. In just 10 minutes the treats are ready to be decorated! The machine comes with power indicator light and measures 10-4/5″ by 10″ by 6-4/5″.

Or do it the traditional way…

If you wish to provide your loved ones, friends and guests with bunny shaped cupcakes instead of standard ones, then you’re going to bake them in a bunny shaped mold. The Wilton non-stick Easter bunny shaped cupcake pan is made out of aluminium and is safe in dishwasher. With this bunny mold you’re going to bake tasty bunnies that will just need some decorative frosting, sprinkles or jellybeans.

Easter is all about eggs and, therefore, in addition to bunnies, you’re surely going to bake some egg pastries. For such a purpose, you’re going to use an egg shaped mold. This Easter egg shaped mold one provides you with six cavities to bake delicious egg shaped mini-cakes. The mold is safe for freezer, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher and supports 500°F in the oven.

Wilton Non-stick Bunny PanWilton Silicone Mini Decorated Egg Mold

Absolutely stunning Easter cupcake decorations

Luscious Easter cupcake decorations

Easter cupcake decorations can start with basic colorful sprinkles that you spread on a coat of icing. For example, the mix themed assortment by Wilton comes in handy for such a purpose. It includes bunny sprinkles, egg mix, confetti, lavender, pink and yellow sugars; which provide you with assorted sprinkle in just one single bottle. Sugar or fondant characters and items are great time savers in such situations. They come in the form of carrots, chicks, bunny tails and more.

Other Easter cupcake decorations consist in mini-marshmallows “glued” on a coat of icing or butter cream along with a few additional candy elements so as to feature a lamb. Another idea is to arrange a few sugar eggs and chick on a coat of chocolate icing to feature a nest.

However Easter cupcake decorations do not stop there as a lovely spring-y grass design can be easily done using special piping bags and tips that will provide your icing or butter cream a grass look. If you are more inclined in spring cupcakes you can create flower shaped icing or butter cream decors. The tips and bags will ease your creativeness and transform average pastel mini-cakes into pieces of art.

As you can see the range of Easter cupcake decorations is large and you are just limited by your imagination.

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More Easter cupcake decorations and ideas

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes
Put these colorful mini-cakes next to everyone’s place at the Easter table. It’s easy when you finish them with Wilton Easter Basket Cupcake Wraps. The openwork basket accent wraps around your baking cup (not included), and the handle insert completes a treat that carries the day!

Egg-mania Cupcakes
You can make and decorate these delicious Easter treats with your own personal style. Roll out fondant eggs and create your own designs with our Neon FoodWriter Edible Color Markers.

Little Peeper Cupcakes
Serve up a flock of fun! Kids and adults alike will love these chick cupcakes for springtime brunches, Easter treats, birthdays and more. These chicks are not just for girls, boys think these chicks are cute, too! For more fun, tuck them into springtime baskets and add them to the egg hunt, too.

Sweet Tooth Bunny Cupcakes
All bunnies should be as quick as this! With fondant ears and candy features, decorating can be done in a few shakes

Cupcake boxes turn sweet treats into gifts

Happy Easter Treat Box LargeCupcake boxes can greatly present the cupcakes you’ve baked and decorated. These instantly turn into cute and tasty gifts for those you love.

The box featured to the right can hold up to 4 cupcakes. This way you can give someone you care for 4 luscious and exquisite treats. Other boxes come with a transparent plastic window and spring-y decorations on all other parts.

There are even individual boxes for you to give someone a single treat.

Bake and decorate the treats as you usually do, put them into an exquisite liner and place them in their individual box. These cute cardboard boxes make also excellent party favor to take away after the party.

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Easter themed wrappers and liners

Combo decorating sets are really handy, they are a quick and way to serve these sweet treats to your guest as some include colorful baking cups along with pix to decorate them.

If you host an elegant or chic party, choose stylish wrappers printed with soy ink on recycled paper that will work wonders.

If you wish to emphasize the religious side of the holiday, you are going to wrap your treats in cross themed wrappers. Notice the fine lacy-cut work of the wrappers. These will look stunning on a cupcake stand.

For a party for kids, you will choose to wrap the cupcakes in a brightly colored wrapper such as Easter themed Mini Paper Muffin Cups. There are many other designs to choose from, you’re only limited by your imagination!

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Holly Day is fond of special days and celebrations. She enjoys every day of the year and, with some creativeness, turns it into a holiday. Holly Day has also a "thing" for strawberries.
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