Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Cupcakes

Every year I bake Easter cupcakes for church or for Munchface's daycare buddies.  We pretty-much-basically, become Chicks 'R Us for *like* 2 weeks.  During this time, I'm planning Easter Sunday School lessons, crafts and recipes for multiple groups of people; it can get crazy!  Over the years I've made quite a few variations... Check out the cupcake madness that was our home last year and cast your vote for this year's cupcake of choice!

Donut Sheep
1. Squish (a technical term) a glob (another technical term) of frosting in the donut's center. 
2. Place a mini Oreo to cover the donut's hole.
3. Place a marshmallow on the back of the donut hole for the tail.
4. For a girl sheep, I used 2 heart sprinkles (held on with icing as glue)
5. 2 mini pretzel sticks for legs and you're done with your sheep!
6. Stick a toothpick in the "sheep" base to stand it on to of the cupcake.

Cute, right?


Donut Rabbit
1. Cut 1 mini donut in half.  Place a tooth pick in each half
2. Stick each donut half into another mini donut to form the ears.
3. Poke 2 sprinkles in as the eyes.
4. Frost the donut center and place a jelly bean as the nose.
5. Poke mini pretzel sticks for the whiskers.
6. Use a toothpick to hold in place on top of the cupcake.

I let Zion decorate the face and she loved it! You can also see how we used the bunny marshmallows as a quick topper...


Marshmallow Sheep
 1. Frost the cupcake as usual (I used vanilla frosting to blend with marshmallows).
2.Cover the cupcake with mini marshmallows for wool
3. Use candies or sprinkles to create the face.
4. For a girl sheep, tie a twizzler bow and use frosting to hold it in place.

Quick and easy!
Pretzel Nest
1. Frost cupcake.
2. Place edible Easter grass on top
3. Break up 5 mini pretzels to form sticks.
4. Place a little icing on top of the edible grass.
5. Use your pretzel pieces to create your nest.
6. Place a little icing on the bottoms of your eggs (ours were the Reese's pieces eggs - YUM)

Adorable and the pretzels really offer a nice crunch!


Carrot Cupcake
1. Frost with vanilla (or green?) icing.
2. Sprinkle a little cinnamon for "dirt."
3. Flatten an orange Starburst and roll it into the shape of a carrot (I used a few pieces of the edible grass for the REAL fancy effect, lol)
4. Place your carrot on top of your cupcake and BOOM! Fab!



Rose Cupcake
1. Place frosting in a sandwich bag.
2. Cut a small piece of the corner of the bag.
3. Push the frosting toward the cut corner (try to remove as much air as possible)
4. Create "circle" flowers by making dime-sized swirls all over your cupcake.  It will look like a mini bouquet of roses when you're done.
5. The picture below does not show the basket handle BUT I just stuck a twizzler into both sides of the cupcake to create a little "arch" handle.
Isn't it cute?


Other Treats

Marshmallow Chick Kabobs. I used some edible markers I found at Walmart and a jelly bean that I cut in half to create this chick (and his weird little yummy nest, lol).


Oreo Chicks.  I tweaked the How Does She tutorial to create these Oreo Chicks...  Yellow candy melts, edible markers, Wilton sprinkles and candy-coated sunflower seeds made these cuties a HUGE hit with our Sunday School buddies!


You see the sign! We are Chick 'R Us

So, which cupcake is your favorite? Do you have any ideas you'd like to share?

Be sure to leave a comment and cast your vote!

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2 comments

  1. I love them all, but my favorite is the bunny with the donuts! So creative! I also love that you used a starburst as the carrot. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  2. Your cupcakes look adorable! Thank you for the wonderful ideas and hope mine will be as great looking as yours!

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