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An easy recipe for Easter parties or home. Simply bake a boxed cupcake recipe and decorate as follows.
Simple but cute, I thought. Happy Easter everyone!
These adorable cupcake baskets are the perfect treat for Easter.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper liners. In large bowl stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
To Make Easter Baskets:To tinted the coconut green, place coconut in a zipper bag and add a drop or two of green food coloring, seal and shake until tinted to resemble grass.
Frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting. Immediately make "nest" on top of each cupcake. Sprinkle each cupcake with tinted coconut. Arrange candies on top of each for the baskets contents. For the baskets handles, insert a wooden pick into each end of a strawberry twist and press each pick down inside each cupcake to form a handle.
By JWalker from UT
Make any kind of cupcakes and frost as desired. Put some coconut in a baggie with a few drops of green food coloring, zip the bag and squish it around until the coconut turns green. Pour coconut onto a plate or bowl and dip the frost cupcakes in it. Stick on a few jelly beans, add a licorice whip as a handle and have an "Easter Basket" cupcake. The kids can do most of this decorating with minimal supervision.
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I want to make Easter Bunny cup cakes for Sunday. I don't have anything edible for the Ears. Any suggestions?
What about candy corn - they have pink and other pastels this time of year.
Try cutting them from fruit rollups or fruit by the foot.
How about cutting them out of marshmallows?
I made bunny ears with large marshmallows. Cut the marshmallow in half, across the middle, cutting the tube in half. Make sure the flat ends are at each end intact. This will cause the marshmallow to pinch, creating an elongated oval, with pointy ends. Pull the marshmallow apart revealing the sticky inside, and dip that side in pink sugar crystals. You can then attach it to the cupcake with a toothpick or just secure it in the icing. Edible ears!
get a large cookie,any kind,and cut the sides off.Make sure they are the same size.VIOLA,put one on each side of the head...you can also cover these wit icing...
Try using the sticks from the gum packages. I've seen them in pastel colors as well as in the stripe colors. I'm sure they can be easily cut in the shape of a rabbit ear,. Have fun!
You can roll out gundrops flat by using a little extra sugar and then rolling them out on a sugar cutting board but I think fruit roll-ups or fruit leather is the best way to go. Or a licorice shoestring doubled up to form a sort of ear shape and both ends stuck into the cupcake .
What about using Marzipan? You could mold it into any shape you want, and you could use food coloring to make the ears a certain color, if you want the color. Marzipan is delicious, and it would be something so much out of the ordinary that everyone would think of it as a really special treat!
You could make them whimsical and use gummy worms cut in half....or just make a small batch of sugar cookies and shape them like ears.......or maybe candy corn, you can usually find them in easter colors now...or if they will be eaten soon you could use baby carrots......adds a little nutrition.....your idea sounds fun.....
I was thinking of cutting fruit leather or roll ups to look like your bunny ears, then frost with vanilla frosting and then roll in flaked coconut to make it more realistic looking. Happy Easter Everyone!
Try cutting a marshmallow in half, squeeze it into an oval shape and sprinkle pink decorators candy on the sticky part. Use frosting to attach them to the cupcake.
what about those candy wedges, you know the orange ones? Flatten them w/a rolling pin & that should make a nice ear!
On the Food Network Sandra Lee made bunny ears by carefully cutting chocolate chip cookies with a serrated knife. The instructions are on the website.
For those who are making cupcakes decorated like Easter bunnies, you can use the sticks from packages of gum to make edible ears. Just cut to shape like bunny ears and stick them into the frosting. I've seen the pastel colored gum sticks, and if you can find the striped colored sticks, they are quite festive and colorful.
By Pamela from Las Vegas, NV
Hi! Ive seen at the cake decorating store some leaf like cookie cutters and you could use them to make the ear for the rabbits with the white choclate thiers diffrent flavors of candie you could use. which works well..
firstname.lastname@example.org From chimayo new mexico.
I was thinking about doing the same thing the other day, and I thought about using this chocolate that I found called almond bark. It comes in white and brown chocolate, you melt it in the microwave or on stove top and then you put it on wax paper where it dries into any shape you make it, so if you are able to make them into a bunny ear shape and stick it on the cupcake it might work.