With Easter fast approaching, families are scurrying around looking for the perfect decorations, foods, basket fillers and more to celebrate this important day. Easter cupcakes are often a common addition to the festivities, however, putting jellybeans on top of coconut to decorate your Easter cakes may be getting a bit on the stale side in terms of style. The good news is that there are many great ways to decorate your Easter cupcakes to create something beautiful and elegant or fun and stylish for your Easter feast. Here are just a few simple Easter cupcake ideas to help you get started.
One interesting idea is to use fancy cupcake liners to create interesting Easter cupcakes. You can find different colors but more than that, you can find beautiful shapes, such as petal cup liners, that add a bit of elegance to your cupcakes. What’s more, with pre-made edible sugar flowers, you can continue the petal theme on the top of your cupcake and create something that will have your friends and family wishing they had your cupcake decorating skills.
Another option you could consider is to create a nest of sorts on your cupcakes. You will bake and ice them as usual and then you purchase edible Easter grass, which is essentially candy made to look like grass. You can find this in local stores or online. Create your nest with the grass and in the center place several small malted Easter eggs. You can also use jellybeans for a more fun look versus a sophisticated one depending on what kind of end result you are looking for.
Another great design for your Easter cupcakes is to create cupcakes that look like baskets. You have a couple of options for this kind of design. You can use a basket weave icing tip and actually create a basket on the cupcake that is flush with the cake and then place candies in the top.
The other option is a bit more fun. Using a regular icing tip, you use green icing to create grass in the basket (the cupcake is the basket so use brown cupcake liners or chocolate cupcakes!) and then “fill” the basket with candies such as M&Ms, jellybeans, etc. The last bit is the fun part. Add a licorice twist in an upside down (rainbow) shape over the top and you have created a basket.
The truth is that you can create easy decorative Easter cupcakes with little to no decorating skills and just a few ingredients. Use your imagination and have some fun this Easter with your cupcakes!