Easter Cupcakes on Parade

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Tinted Vanilla Buttercream

Springtime and Easter and pretty colors and the sun returning – these are the wonderful things that make this time of year so special.  The darkness of winter lifts and I feel renewed again; it’s such a relief.

Despite the long winter, I have continued to bake nearly everyday…. including a special line-up of Easter Cupcakes.

Let’s start with the Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes… so delicious and worth it!  I piped on tinted Vanilla Buttercream using the Wilton grass piping tip #233.  Then added a few small jelly beans and an amazingly beautiful chocolate bunny.  These are stunning on your dessert table and sure to be a crowd pleaser.


I adore my Fiesta Dinnerware Mixing Bowl – it’s deep enough to handle heavy mixing when I using 4+ cups of flour.

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I love the simplicity of classic Vanilla Cupcakes… simply add a buttercream rose (Wilton tip 1M) and a bit of tinted coconut and a Peanut M&M.  Baker gets to choose the color – maybe inspiration can come from the flower garden.

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Chocolate Cupcakes are one of my favorite cupcakes to decorate – it’s difficult to find something that doesn’t pair well with this sponge.  Seriously, it is my favorite go-to layer cake or cupcake to bake.  When I don’t know what I’m going to create, I start with chocolate layer cake.  I’m limited only by my imagination.

A Milk Chocolate Buttercream Swirl is an ideal platform for the sugar roses and marzipan leaves.

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Chocolate with more chocolate.  These little nests are made of Chocolate Rice Krispie treats.  Using a mini-cupcake pan, I formed the little nests by pressing my thumb in the center making room for the tinted green flaked coconut bedding and Peanut M&M candies.  Last step, a wee bit of piped on buttercream using the Wilton #233 grass tip.

And the nests?  They’re a fabulous little treat all on their own.


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How stinkin’ cute are these little bunnies?!  I found the wrap arounds two years ago – last year I forgot to use them and this year I was ready.

A Chocolate Cupcake with Coconut Buttercream garnished with Coconut is a favorite candy bar come to life.  It’s a perfect pairing.  The teeny tiny bunny came from Depot – a home goods store in my neighborhood.

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These Buttterscotch Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream just might be my favorite.  I love the polka dot cupcake liners that coordinate with my amazing Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinnerware and the candy melts from Wilton.  The colors are springtime and dots are a party waiting to happen.

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Again, just a few of my favorite Easter Cupcakes I’ve been baking the last couple weeks.  Sometimes I have a vision of what I’m making, sometimes I’m focused on the cake or the filling, and sometimes I don’t have any idea what I’m baking.  I do know I feel better when I’m creating.  And that’s enough.

I’m grateful for our people and their continued love and support.

I’m grateful for sobriety and the life I get to experience.

I’m most grateful for the love of my life partner.  We’re a good team.


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