Easter cupcakes are fun and easy to make! Either on your own or with the kids, making Easter cupcakes can become an annual tradition. Give them to friends and neighbors to celebrate the holiday, take them to your church or community Easter egg hunt, or just enjoy them at home.
Making Easter cupcakes is also a great group project for your church youth group, scout troop or other youth organization. Cupcakes made by youth groups can be sold at a bake sale to raise money, be given to soup kitchens or homeless shelters as part of a service project, or used as a token of thanks for parents and other volunteers who help with the group.
Most everything you need to make Easter cupcakes may already be in your kitchen. If you do not own muffin pans, buy or borrow some. Cupcake liners and food coloring, available at any grocery store, will also be needed. Shredded coconut, colored green, makes wonderful grass. A variety of Easter candies will provide the colorful and festive topping.
- Choose to make the cupcakes from your favorite recipe or buy cake mixes in any flavor desired.
- Following the recipe or directions on the box, mix the batter.
- Put the cupcake liners in the muffin pans and spoon batter into each liner, until about 2/3 full.
- Place in the oven and bake, as directed.
- Once out of the oven, remove the cupcakes from the pan immediately and set right side up on a wire rack until completely cool.
- While the cupcakes cool, prepare the icing. Either make your own or use your favorite brand of canned white frosting.
- Separate the frosting into small bowls or cups and mix in food coloring, one drop at a time, until you have the color desired.
- Now the fun begins! Decorations for your cupcakes can include colored coconut for grass, jelly beans, chocolate bunnies or eggs, or any other Easter candy that will fit on top.
- Assemble your decorations so they’re easy to reach.
- With a butter or dinner knife, spread the frosting about ¼ inch thick on the top of each cupcake.
- Apply the decorations, pressing them gently into the icing.
- Once decorated, let the cupcakes sit uncovered and undisturbed for a while to let the icing dry somewhat, securing the decorations into place.
Your Easter cupcakes are now ready to enjoy!