Easter Basket Cupcakes

This week, my kids and I had a great time making these cupcakes. The kids particularly enjoyed it because candy was involved.

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Start by making your favorite cupcake and two batches of  butter cream frosting (or buy it. I’m not going to judge you). We used cute cupcake liners to represent  the basket.

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Using food coloring, color the frosting whatever color you want. This represents the grass in the basket. We picked bright green because that happens to be my son’s favorite color. Since Easter basket grass comes in many colors and looks nothing like real grass, feel free to use whatever color you like.

Now using your frosting, frost just the middle of the cupcake. This will be completely covered, so it doesn’t have to look too pretty.

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Now using a piping bag and tip (we used this tip, but whatever you think works best for grass is fine), pipe from the center to the edge of the cupcake.

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Now fill your basket with your favorite Easter candy!!

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Put a candy handle over the basket. We used mini pull-apart licorice strands. I liked these because I used double or tripple strands, which gave our baskets a rainbow handle. Use any kind of licorice you like.

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

That’s it! It really is quite easy and I think they are adorable!

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Happy Easter!!

2 Responses to “Easter Basket Cupcakes”

  1. April 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Now that is just adorable! Nice to connected on Twitter. Thanks for the follow! And Happy Easter to you and yours!

  2. April 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    What a creative idea!