Easter Basket Cupcakes
It is springtime. Flowers are blooming, the air has a cool crispness to it, and Easter is just around the corner. For this holiday, food, family, and egg hunts are a must. There are very few other times when you can create themed cupcakes that will be loved by all. For example, Easter basket cupcakes can be quite fun. The best thing is, they are quite easy to create. You do not have to be a cake decorating specialist. All you need are the right ingredients.
Start with the cake batter of your choice. If you would like, you can mix up the batter from scratch. Just mix it up with the recipe of your choice. You can also use cake mixes. White or yellow cakes are both good choices. For Easter basket cupcakes, it will all be about the decoration. The cake part will be most important for the taste, so choose the flavor that you feel your family or guests will like the best.
The next step will be to create the Easter grass for the basket. Of course, the obvious choice is to use shredded coconut that you have tossed in green food coloring. This will create the most authentic look. However, if you fear that not all of your guests will like the coconut, you can pipe on green icing in a squiggly pattern.
Now, you can move on to the main part of the decorations. You can choose from any number egg shaped candies that will be available during the season. Of course, jelly beans work well, but egg shaped malted milk balls or robinas eggs candies work well as well. Place them in the center of the Easter grass that you created.
Finally, for the handle of the Easter basket, you can use a couple of options. If you want to keep the whole thing edible, you can bend a red licorice stick and place the ends in the cake to create a handle. Any candy fruit sticks or whips can be used for the handle. You can also use a white or pastel pipe cleaner with a small ribbon tied on as a bow.
When Easter time rolls around, make sure your dessert is not just tasty. Make it fun and thematic too. These cupcakes are quite easy to bake and design. With the right ingredients, you will have the ready in a heartbeat. Your guests will enjoy the design as well.
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