Easter Egg Cupcakes

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Are you ready for one more Easter cupcake idea?! Or should I say Easter Egg-Cup Cake idea?! (see what I did there) This one is my personal fave! It combines 3 or 4 things I’ve been holding on to for years. No, seriously. There’s a story behind everything in this picture and I’m actually going to force each one on you! I can’t imagine why this would be interesting but for some reason I cannot help it. I think it’s because we’ve been in the car ALL DAY driving to San Diego and now I just need to SHARE!

THE EGG CUPS: I have been searching for plain, white ceramic egg cups FOREVER, so when I found these ones online from World Market AFTER Easter last year, I pinned them, and then bought them about a month ago. 4 for $4?! You just can’t beat that crap. I bought 8. Should have bought more!

Anyway. So there’s those. I’ve been dying to use them.

TINY SPOON: Then we have the tiny spoon. My friend Heather and I, like 3 years ago, got REALLY into the idea of photo props, haha, and so when we were killing time at Sur la Table one night she bought me this mini spoon and I have wanted to use it ever since. As I was taking these pictures I thought, “Gee, I wish I had some tiny utensil…WAIT! THE SPOON!” And the craziest part of the story is that I actually knew where the spoon was. You’ve seen pictures of my house and studio so you understand why that’s a pretty big deal.

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GOLDEN EGGS: Ok so I actually just grabbed these at the supermarket a month or so ago. Because when life hands you a golden egg you say, “Goose? Goose? We don’t need no stinking GOOSE!” I just mixed up so many references there, if you’re still reading you deserve a cookie.

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LIL CHICKS: Last year I was in San Diego right before Easter (THAT’S WHERE I AM NOW!) And I hit up Michael’s so I could get some Easter craft supplies and fell in love with these chicks. I bought them in 3 sizes and saved them in a box all year long. Again, the fact I found these this year is ASTOUNDING.

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So when I was making my Easter Cupcakes for Kids, for a while I wasn’t OBSESSED with how they were turning out, so I derailed for a bit and thought, what can I do with these cupcakes using stuff I have on hand? And this is what I came up with.

Ultimately I decided I like the other cupcakes as long as there was a KIDS emphasis, but if I was going to bring something to a party, or host an Easter meal these are what I would serve. Bunny hop through for the instructions!

I used the same cupcakes I used for the Kid’s Easter Cupcakes, this carrot cupcake recipe, which I’m giving a B+.

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Let your cupcakes cool, then frost them! I used a one-boop frosting method, haha basically one dollop with a large round-tip, watch my video on frosting cupcakes for more on that!

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And now for the crazy part, I just unwrapped the cupcake and wiggled it in! These are the large size Easter eggs, and a dense cupcake fits perfectly!

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Top that sucker with a chick or a jellybean or a tiny bunny and you’re gold! Like your egg! Here I put the egg in a candy or nut cup, you can find these at any craft store by the baking supplies. This would be good if you need to display a lot of cupcakes or if you don’t have super rad porcelain egg cups like I do. Don’t feel bad, I didn’t have them last year.

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So! I hope you have enjoyed cupcake week! I’m going to do a round-up next week of more fun Easter baking ideas for my Babble blog, so if you have any you want me to check out, leave a link in the comments below!

Also, next week I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE that I’m posting part 4 in the How to Be Awesome series! So catch up on 1-3 if you need to now!

Hoppy weekend!

xo
Alison

2 Comments

  1. this entire post made me laugh so hard because a) im on meds from surgery b) it’s 2:50 am and c) i can relate to each and every story and that made me sooooo hilariously happy.

  2. THE TINY SPOON!! I’m dying!

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