Easter Cupcakes on Parade
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.