Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cracked: Easter EGGshell Cupcakes & Easter Bunny Basket Cupcakes with Cotton Tail Cupcake Wrappers

Cracked: Easter EGGshell Cupcakes & Easter Bunny Basket Cupcakes with Cotton Tail wrappers 


Growing up my mother always let me help decorate the table. One year I envisioned each place setting at our Easter table having a carved lemon basket filled with jelly beans . . . I'm pretty certain I was 7! I also remember the combo of lemon juice & jelly beans to be quite a sticky mess . . . but every place setting received a jelly bean lemon basket anyway! Humm . . . some things never change . . .

I hope you held onto your cracked egg-shells and egg crates from Mondays post because these Easter EGGshell Cupcakes are a great way to use both! 
TIP: the two Easter cupcake ideas below can be created at the same time as many key ingredients are repeated 

How to make Easter EGGshell Cupcakes:

Supply List:
Cupcake Batter (homemade// mix - I also added green food coloring)
Icing (homemade// can – I also added green food coloring )
Mini muffin pan
Piping Bags
Coconut
Green Food Coloring
Ziploc
Egg Shells
Egg Crate
Paint
Mini “Chicks”
Edible Glitter Optional 


Step 1: Using clean broken eggshells and leftover egg crates from Mondays Marbleized Egg Project, fill eggshells (using a cake batter filled piping bag) no more than ½ way with cupcake batter, place into oven for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. 
(TIP: If you do not have any leftover broken eggshells, take an egg and crack the top 1/3 (discard top 1/3) and use bottom 2/3 to make your EGGshell. You can also dye the eggshell before you bake - click here to learn how.)





Step 2: While your Easter EGGshell Cupcakes are baking make your coconut Easter “grass”: pour a package of coconut into a Ziploc and add green food coloring – shake – wa-la: green grass!




 


Step 3: Once Easter EGGshell Cupcakes have cooled, use an icing filled piping bag to add a dollop of frosting (this will act as glue): 





Step 4: Add coconut “grass” from Step 2 




Step 5: Add mini “chick”  


Step 6: Return eggs to a restyled (I painted mine and added a piece of paper to the lid) egg crate to keep your Easter EGGshell Cupcakes from falling over . . . bonus . . . the egg crate creates a darling display! The egg crate also creates an easy & instant “package” to give to family and friends this Easter!








How to Make Easter Bunny Basket Cupcakes with Cotton Tail Wrappers: 
Supply List:
Cupcake Batter (homemade// mix - I also added green food coloring)
Icing (homemade// can – I also added green food coloring)
Cupcake Pan
Mini Chocolate Bunnies
Sour Patch Straws
Mini Eggs (any kind – gum/ jelly bean/malt ball)
Coconut
Green Food Coloring
Ziploc
Cupcake Wrappers (for baking and some additional for Cotton Tails)
Hot glue gun & glue stick
White mini pom poms 
Edible glitter optional 



Step 1:  Fill cupcake wrappers with cupcake batter and place into cupcake baking tin; bake. Once cooled add a thin layer of green frosting.

Step 2: Using different cupcake wrappers hot glue a white pom pom to the wrapper – creating a “Cotton Tail” cupcake wrapper.

Step 3: Place baked & iced cupcake into Cotton Tail Cupcake wrapper.

Step 4: Make coconut “grass” by pouring a package of coconut into a Ziploc and adding green food coloring – shake – wa-la: green grass!

Step 5: Place a mound of green coconut on top of the green frosting (the frosting will act as glue)

Step 6: Cut your mini chocolate bunny in half and wiggle the bunny down into the cupcake

Step 7: Cut a Sour Punch Straw to be the basket “handle” – wiggle into cupcake on either side of bunny. 

Step 8: Add mini eggs for the finishing touch!

Easter Bunny Basket Cupcakes with Cotton Tail Cupcake Wrappers: 









A not-to-be-missed “thrifty” Easter project awaits you tomorrow . . .  

2 comments:

  1. I'm dying these are so adorable. I'm ready for Easter!!!!!!

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  2. Omg these are so cute!! Minus the coconut. :)

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