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Easter Cupcakes: Recipe, Decorating Ideas, and DIY Cupcake Wrappers

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Celebrate Easter with festive cupcakes!

Celebrate Easter with festive cupcakes!

Celebrating Easter With Cupcakes

In this house, every holiday must be celebrated with cupcakes, and Easter is no exception to this rule. It has become quite the family tradition for my boys and me to put our heads together and come up with new ideas on how to decorate our next batch of cupcakes.

For this year's batch of Easter cupcakes, we decided to go with the classics—bunnies, chicks, and colored eggs—all on top of a sprinkled cupcake. Of course, we couldn't stop there, so we came up with an all-new kid-friendly DIY cupcake wrapper.

So come on and join in on the fun and find out how to create this festive batch of Easter cupcakes!

How to Make Sprinkled Cupcakes

We wanted to try something a little different for the inside of the cupcake. Looking in the pantry, all we had was a white cake mix, but we added the longer colored sprinkles (also known as jimmies) to our cake batter. We tried it out and were really pleased with the results.

The inside reminded me of a funfetti cake, except the colors were a little more vibrant. Here is a list of supplies and step-by-step directions to making sprinkled cupcakes:

Supplies:

  • White cake mix
  • 1/3 cup of long colored sprinkles
  • Baking cups

Directions:

  1. Mix together ingredients according to directions on cake mix box.
  2. Stir in 1/3 cup of long colored sprinkles.
  3. Fill baking cups no more than halfway full.
  4. Bake in oven at temperature and time indicated on cake mix box.
  5. Let cupcakes completely cool before adding the icing.

Easter Cupcake Decorating Ideas

To begin decorating your Easter cupcakes, you will need to prepare a bowl of buttercream icing. Below is a list of supplies and step by step directions to how we decorated our cupcakes:

Supplies:

  • White and green buttercream icing
  • Peeps marshmallow bunnies
  • Peeps marshmallow chicks
  • Jelly beans

Directions:

  1. Frost each cupcake with a white layer of buttercream icing.
  2. Cut the bottom half of the marshmallow peeps and place on top of desired number of cupcakes.
  3. Use an icing decorating tool or plastic bag filled with green icing to create the grass around your decorations. (I used the Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator with the drop flower tip.)
  4. For the jelly beans cupcakes, first create the bottom layer of green icing for the grass and then add 3 jelly beans on top. Fill in more green icing around the jelly beans as needed.

How to Make DIY Cupcake Wrappers

While waiting on the cupcakes to cool, my boys worked on DIY cupcake wrappers for their Easter craft. Keeping their age in mind, I made it very kid-friendly and super easy to make. The finished project will look like a colorful assortment of Easter eggs. Here are the supplies and directions to creating these homemade cupcake wrappers:

Supplies:

  • White cardstock
  • Do-A-Dot art bottles (or washable paint applied with a circular sponge or cotton ball)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue

Decorations:

  1. Measure and cut 1 inch wide strips of white cardstock.
  2. Use the Do-A-Dot art bottles (or washable paint applied with a sponge or cotton ball) to paint colorful dots all over the strips of cardstock.
  3. Allow time for the paint to dry.
  4. Wrap around baking cup of finished cupcake. Cut off extra length if needed and tape or glue the wrapper securely around the cupcake.

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Celebrate Easter With Cupcakes

Whether you need to make a dessert for an Easter party or are just looking for an activity and craft to keep your kids entertained, try making a batch of festive cupcakes with our homemade wrappers.

Your kids will love the chance to make some yummy baked goodies while getting creative with the design process. Turn baking cupcakes into an Easter family tradition and make this holiday into one that your kids will be sure to remember!

I hope you have found some good ideas for how to decorate your Easter Cupcakes. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave these in the comment section below. Wishing you and your family a very happy Easter!

© 2012 Alissa Roberts

Comments

Virginia Kearney from United States on March 20, 2014:

I really like your wrapper idea and realized that you could use this with scrapbook paper too.

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 20, 2013:

Thanks Cupcake Carrie! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

Cupcake Carrie on March 16, 2013:

Adorable ideas! Wanted to share some Easter Cupcake Wrappers here that I found (only because I'm not that crafty and prefer to just buy :) http://www.bellacupcakecouture.com/item_136/Pretty...

Thanks again for always having amazing ideas!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on April 09, 2012:

Hi HawaiiHeart! Yes come back next year and try them out! I have found so many Easter ideas that I am definitely going to try out next year with my boys. In fact my Pinterest Easter board is overflowing with new ideas. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

HawaiiHeart from Hawaii on April 07, 2012:

I wish I found this hub earlier! I'll have to revisit these ideas for next year. Those sprinkle cupcakes sure look like fun!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 29, 2012:

Thanks so much editorsupremo! They were fun to make and my boys loved them. Appreciate you stopping by!

editorsupremo from London, England on March 29, 2012:

What a lovely hub with good tips. Love the pics of your bunny cupcakes, they look yummy!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 29, 2012:

Thanks midnightbliss! Hope you enjoy them! Appreciate you stopping by!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 29, 2012:

Thanks so much Turtlewoman! So happy to hear you liked the ideas! Appreciate you stopping by!

Haydee Anderson from Hermosa Beach on March 28, 2012:

Great hub! I can't wait to get started. Thanks!! :)

Kim Lam from California on March 28, 2012:

I love the idea of using Peeps as a cupcake topper for these Easter cupcakes! Genius. You have some great ideas! Voted up!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 27, 2012:

Hi Veronica! Happy to hear you will be trying them out - hope you all enjoy them! Thanks for stopping by!

Veronica Sevilla from Manila, Philippines on March 27, 2012:

This is perfect! Will try it out! I'm sure my niece and nephews will be thrilled :)

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 25, 2012:

Thanks so much girltalksshop! Hope they enjoy them! Appreciate you stopping by!

girltalksshop on March 25, 2012:

Very cute ideas for Easter. Love them all!! I need to pass them on to my niece, for her three little boys. : )

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 21, 2012:

They do make decorating super easy! Thanks for stopping by!

Janice S on March 21, 2012:

Love using Peeps to decorate cupcakes for Easter - so easy!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 20, 2012:

Thanks Robin! Hope you and your family enjoy them! Appreciate you stopping by!

Robin Edmondson from San Francisco on March 20, 2012:

Very cute! I wanted to make your St. Patrick's cupcakes but we were traveling. These will be perfect for Easter! Peeps bring back such good childhood memories, too!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 20, 2012:

Thanks Thelma! They would be super cute at an Easter egg hunt. Hope you get a chance to make some. Appreciate you stopping by!

Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on March 20, 2012:

This is a great idea for Easter cupcakes decoration! Thanks for SHARING. I love making cup cakes and they are so good for an Easter egg hunt.

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 17, 2012:

Oh peep s'mores sound delicious! I do have some leftover from the cupcakes too - may just have to try that out! Thanks for the idea!

sunbun143 from Los Angeles, CA on March 17, 2012:

I saw on blog-land somewhere that you can use peeps in place of marshmallows for some peep s'mores...what a great idea! (Sorry, not sure where I saw them, but they looked cute and yummy)

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 17, 2012:

Thanks so much susanm23b! Peeps are delicious - broke my heart to have to cut them in half! Haha! Appreciate you stopping by and for the vote up!

susanm23b on March 17, 2012:

Love these! Adding your own wrappers makes them even better. Who doesn't love PEEPS! Voted up!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 16, 2012:

Thanks so much randomcreative! Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 16, 2012:

The cupcake wrappers are so cute! Thanks for all of the great suggestions.

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 16, 2012:

Thanks so much sunbun143! Yes you could leave it as one big piece of paper and then cut it into strips - a great idea if you have a little one! Appreciate you stopping by and sharing that tip!

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 16, 2012:

Thanks so much Sherry! Happy to hear that. Appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

sunbun143 from Los Angeles, CA on March 16, 2012:

Love these! I am working on cupcake hubs but haven't published one yet. I think my son could actually help with making the cupcake wrappers! If I let him draw on a big piece of paper, then we'll cut it up into strips and decorate the cupcakes. Thanks for the inspiration. And way to go getting your boys involved!

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on March 16, 2012:

Those cupcakes are super cute. Great ideas.

Alissa Roberts (author) from Normandy, TN on March 15, 2012:

Thanks so much Cara for the idea! Now I no longer have to buy funfetti cake mix. And look at you with another helpful tip - coloring coconut green for the grass is brilliant! Appreciate you stopping by and for sharing!

cardelean from Michigan on March 15, 2012:

Fantastic tips! I'm so glad that you tried and liked the results of the sprinkles in the batter, they turned out great! Thanks so much for the links! I'm definitely going to make these with my kids. (I loved the poor bunny photo-too funny!)

Another quick suggestion. For those who are not comfortable with using the decorating tips, coloring coconut green would be another way to show the green grass. I will be sharing this one for sure!