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Easy Easter Cupcakes

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Spring stuff is just fun. The colors are so bright, and the designs are so cute. I mean, c’mon. Where are you going to beat bunnies and chicks?

These cupcakes are designed to be bright, fun, and super easy. What I had in mind in creating these designs was to make super simple cupcakes that kids could make. My son is only two, but I test drove each design with him. Short of cutting the marshmallows/gumdrops and doing the piping on the sheep, he was able to do all of this. I figure having an adult pre-cut the marshmallows would fix that. If you were doing this for a group, you could cut several marshmallows up and have them in bowls ready to go. It would make assembly a breeze, and then even young kids can make these!

You can use any cake and frosting recipes you’d like, but I stick to my old doctored cake mix and buttercream, which I’ll include below (P.S. – These are a really great way to use up the leftover cake batter from making the chick cut-up cake. Hint. Hint.).

Easy Easter Cupcakes
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Cake
  1. 1 box cake mix
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1/3 cup melted butter
  4. 1 cup milk
Buttercream Frosting
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup shortening
  3. 1 tsp vanilla
  4. 4 cups powdered sugar
  5. 1-4 Tbsp water or milk
Cake
  1. Mix together all ingredients.
  2. Spoon into muffin tin filling cups 1/3 full.
  3. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
Buttercream Frosting
  1. Beat together butter, shortening, and vanilla.
  2. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until well mixed in.
  3. Add water or milk 1 Tbsp at a time until frosting reaches desired consistency.
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As for decorating, I went ahead and made a tutorial for each design. Scroll on through and pick a few to try. They’re all a blast!

Bunny

Materials

  • white frosting
  • pink sugar
  • marshmallow
  • 2 chocolate chips
  • 1 pink gumdrop
  • kitchen scissors

Start with a white frosted cupcake.

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Next, take a full-sized marshmallow and cut it in half diagonally.

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Dip the sticky cut halves into a small bowl of pink decorating sugar.

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Stick them on the back of the cupcake to make ears. Then add a two chocolate chips for eyes, and cut a triangle from a gumdrop for a nose. Voila!

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Chick

Materials

  • yellow frosting
  • yellow sugar
  • 2 chocolate chips
  • 1 orange gumdrop
  • kitchen scissor

Start by frosting your cupcake with yellow frosting. 

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Turn the cupcake upside down and dip it into a bowl full of yellow sugar. Move the cupcake around to make sure the top is completely covered with the sugar.

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Now add the chocolate chips for eyes and cut a triangle from the gumdrop to make a beak. That’s it!

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Flower

Materials

  • green frosting
  • green sugar
  • 2 marshmallows
  • pink sugar
  • gumdrop

Start by frosting your cupcake green. Like with the chick, turn it over into a bowl with green sugar and move the cupcake around until the top is covered with sugar.

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Cut two marshmallows in half diagonally and dip the cut sides into pink sugar. 

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Position the marshmallows like flower petals on the cupcake. Press the gumdrop into the center and you’re done!

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Sheep

Materials

  • white frosting
  • mini marshmallows
  • 1 mini Reeses cup
  • brown frosting

Frost a cupcake with white and press the Reeses cup into the front of the cupcake. 

Press mini-marshmallows around the entire top of the cupcake. 

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

Using brown and white frosting, make a face on your sheep, and that’s all there is to it!

Easy Easter Cupcakes | Homan at Home

See? Super easy! Now grab some marshmallows and colored sugar and get to decorating!

Looking for more easy Easter treats? Check these out!

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Bunny Cut-Up Cake

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Chick Cut-Up Cake

Don’t forget to pin!

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Loved the theme of your blog, can you please mention its name. I want to use the same for my own Gifts blog. ThanksLoved the theme of your blog, can you please mention its name. I want to use the same for my own Gifts blog. Thanks

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Diane Homan

Thanks for the kind words! My theme is actually one my husband designed for me. Certainly pays to have a web developer around the house 🙂 Good luck on your search for a theme. There are so many good ones out there!

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