Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter is just around the corner and I don’t know about you but I feel like it always goes by too fast! It seems like Christmas and Thanksgiving and other holidays have more anticipation and I have more time to get ready. During Spring, though, I just feel like Easter always sneaks up on me! (Didn’t the year just start??) I’m usually lucky if I can sit down long enough to color Easter eggs with the kids!

At least Spring break is coming up soon, and maybe I can spend some quality time with the boys and take them to church during the important days like Palm Sunday and Good Friday to teach them the true reason for Easter (the Resurrection of Jesus!). Of course, I also love doing the cute Spring activities associated with Easter if I have time. It just makes everything so much more fun, doesn’t it?

When I was younger, one of our close family friends always made these adorable Easter Basket cupcakes every year without fail. I always looked forward to these cute and yummy cupcakes – it just made the holiday feel extra special and festive.

Basically, they are just super cute cupcakes with green frosting, green coconut flakes and candy eggs and topped with a pipe cleaner as a handle. You can also use licorice if you want to make it an edible handle! There is a lot of flexibility with this project and you can do it any way you want – you can have different colors for the grass (yellow, lavender, blue, or just white) and you can use different egg candies (jelly beans, chocolates, bubble gum, etc.). Make it your own! And it’s so simple that even the kids can help out.

 

Use any cake recipe or box cake you like.

 

Use about 6-8 drops of food coloring to dye the frosting (canned frosting works just fine).

 

Get it all nice and mixed in.

 

Get some shredded coconut. This Baker’s Angel Flake sweetened coconut was so yummy 🙂 We found it in our baking aisle at Target.

 

Add about 8 drops of food coloring and mix well with a fork.

 

When your cupcakes are baked and cooled you can add the frosting.

 

To add the coconut flakes, just turn the cupcake upside down and dip it right into the bowl of coconut flakes. It should cover the cupcake nicely.

 

See?

 

 

Now add your egg candies to the top – you may need to kind of nestle them in the frosting so they don’t fall out. Finally, bend your pipe cleaner into a “U” shape and put it on the cupcake like a handle.

 

 

 

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Easter Basket Cupcakes - Adorable Easter Desserts that are easy enough for the kids to help out with! Topped with coconut and Easter candies these cupcakes are super cute and festive. Enjoy!

Easter Basket Cupcakes - Adorable Easter Desserts that are easy enough for the kids to help out with! Topped with coconut and Easter candies these cupcakes are super cute and festive. Enjoy!

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