7 Easter Cupcakes- Cake Decorating Ideas

Here are 7 Easter cupcakes that your children will fully enjoy making with you plus some extra cake decorating ideas for you to try out this season.
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All of these cupcakes will need 1 cake mix + 1 can of vanilla frosting + food coloring so that you can dye the frosting any color you'd like. Any additional candy that you will need, I've put in the individual cupcake descriptions.

Easter Basket

1. Easter Basket Cupcakes - These are a little bit more challenging to make but once you get one done you'll have the hang of it.
Once again, prepare the cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow to cool and then frost with whatever kind of frosting. Now, to make these into a basket you'll want to:
Take a piece of licorice and maybe cut it in half length wise. This will give you a thinner piece of candy to work with.
Next, use the licorice to make the basket handle and if you would like you could shorten the handle. Stick the licorice in the sides of the cupcakes.
Now, fill your "basket." Fill it with jellybeans, robin's eggs, peanut M&M's.

Marshmallow Bunny

2. Marshmallow Bunny Cupcake - prepare your Easter cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow to cool. Frost the top of the cupcake. Then, cut a little bit of cake out of the center of the cupcake so that you can stick a marshmallow bunny inside. Nothing more is needed for these fun cupcakes.
bunny cupcakes

Egg Nest Cupcakes

3. The Egg Nest Cupcake - I'm sure you've seen these all over the place. But here's a super simple version that won't intimidate you. Bake your cupcakes according to the package directions. Cool them. Then frost them using whatever color of frosting you would like to use. Use string licorice and lay around the sides for a bird's nest look. Finally, take jellybeans or robin egg candy and place 3-4 on top for a cute bird's nest!
jellybean cupcake
If you want to get fancy before you put the candy on top you could dye some coconut and sprinkle it on top of your cupcake. Just put about 1 cup of coconut in a Ziploc baggie and add a couple of drops of food coloring + 1 teaspoon of water to it and shake it around. This will give your cupcake a more realistic nest appearance.

See how to make this bird's nest idea here.

Butterfly Cupcakes

4. Butterfly Cupcakes - Again, prepare the cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow to cool and then frost them with a pretty pastel colored frosting. For this project you will need some white or chocolate covered pretzels, and some Easter M&M's. The white pretzels definitely make these Easter cupcakes more "springish" than chocolate covered ones do.

In the very middle of the cupcake lay down about 4 M&M's to make the body of the butterfly. On either side of the body place a pretzel. For antennas cut small pieces of pretzel and place over head of the butterfly.
You're done so enjoy!

Try this butterfly with gumdrops and gummy worms.
candy butterfly

Or this butterfly using melted chocolate

Jellybean Sprinkles

5. Jellybean Sprinkle Cupcakes - these are EASY! But they still make a fun project for your children and your kids will feel like they were able to do something of an Eastery nature!

Again, prepare the cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow to cool and then frost them with a pretty pastel or white colored frosting. Finally, cut some jellybeans up into small pieces and then sprinkle them over the cupcakes.
jellybean confetti cupcake

Peeps Cupcake

6. Marshmallow Peeps Cupcakes - Again, prepare the cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow to cool and then frost with a pretty pastel colored frosting. Sprinkle sprinkles on top. Finally, stick a marshmallow peep on top of the cupcake.
peeps cupcakes

Lamb Cupcakes

7. Lamb Cupcakes - After preparing your cupcakes and frosting them, put some small marshmallows on top to make it look like the sheep's curly hair. Then for the face of the lamb use one large marshmallow and take a black jellybean and cut it into small pieces to use for the eyes.
For the idea below, use two cupcakes on top of each other, follow directions above for marshmallows. For the face cut out a lamb face out of another cupcake. Use candy eyes.

Easter Cake Decorating Ideas

See more cake decorating ideas like this Easter bunny cake using 2 round cakes.
Make a bunny cake out of 2 round cake pans

Learn how to use these cake decorating techniques for Easter cakes.
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