Easter is just around the corner, and This Blue Dress has compiled the best cupcake designs for you! These designs are easy, cute, and a surefire way to wow your guests on this holiday. Let’s walk you through each of these designs!
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We recommend purchasing a cake decorating set, like this Wilson set that has all the bags and tips you need to make these cupcakes. It’s much cheaper than buying all the tools individually, and it comes with a handy case so you have everything in one place for all your decorating projects!
Jelly Bean Cupcake
This cupcake was quick and super easy! Use any flavor of cake, but we would suggest vanilla or fruity to compliment the flavor of the jellybeans. Use a star frosting tip (numbers 18, 20, 21 preferably) and swirl vanilla buttercream on top. Gently place jellybeans on the frosting.
For the base cake, we preferred vanilla. Betty Crocker white-vanilla cake is delicious! Use any store bought mix, or make them from scratch! Betty Crocker vanilla buttercream is a delicious pair for the vanilla cake.
Fill the frosting bag after choosing tip size (see Madison’s cupcake baking and decorating post for more detailed tips). Start the swirl on the outside of the cupcake and as you gain height, move towards the middle like the shape of a cinnamon swirl. For our jellybeans, we used Starburst Jelly Beans (they are an Easter staple in the Crouch house).
Carrot Top Cupcake
For the chocolate lovers out there, this is your new go-to Easter cupcake! Start with a chocolate cupcake as your base. I love Betty Crocker’s Super Moist collection and would recommend either the Devil’s Food or Triple Chocolate Fudge mixes.
Frost the top of the cupcake with a flat layer of chocolate frosting and make sure the top and the edges of the cupcake are completely covered.
Next, select approximately 5 Oreos and scrape the filling from them. Place the “naked” Oreos in a food processor and grind until they become a fine powder. (If you do not have a food processor, you can crush the Oreos in a ziplock bag using a rolling pin.)
Roll the frosted cupcake in the Oreo crumbs and cover it completely. Add orange (or red and yellow) food coloring to white frosting and mix until the color resembles a carrot.
Place into a frosting bag with a large round decorating tip. Start in the center of the cupcake and spiral a small circle in the middle of the cupcake. You will want to leave the outer edges of the cupcake alone so it appears the carrot is sitting in
Cut green sour punch straws into pieces and place three of the pieces on top of the orange frosting to serve as carrot leaves. You are done!
Spring Grass Cupcakes
Nothing says spring like beautiful green grass! In a large mixing bowl, add green food coloring to vanilla buttercream frosting. Start with a little dye (only 2 drops per cup of frosting) to avoid going dark green (you can easily add more if you want a darker/richer color). Easter is all about the pastels!
Insert tip #233 into
Shorter grass works best, so once you are
You made one blade, now continue to cover the cupcake using that same motion. If the motion is hard, try practicing on a wax baking sheet first. You can scrape your attempts right back into the frosting bag! To complete add candies like (like Robin’s Eggs or Starburst Jelly Beans) on top!
Bird’s Nest Cupcakes
After frosting the top of the cupcake with the “grass” (see above), try this simple trick to add another element to your cupcakes! Use round tips #2 or #3, depending on how thick you want your nest to look. Insert tip in frosting bag, and fill with fudge frosting.
The motion for the nest is simple! Start a circular motion with the frosting, and layer the thin lines on top of each other to “build your nest”. Do more layers for larger nests, and fewer layers for smaller nests. It is THAT easy! Add candies or peeps to your nest.
Hopefully one of these Easter cupcakes has caught your fancy! They are super fun to make with your kids and are a great addition to any Easter dinner or party. Which one of these is your favorite design?
-MaLee, Madison. & Tara
Yummy! Yummy! Who doesnt love cup cakes ? and these are particularly enticing..
Thanks Thebetterlyf! It’s hard to think of someone not loving cupcakes. They’re something that tastes as good as they look!
These cupcakes are decorated well! The nest cupcakes look so cute and yummy. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Linh! We loved the nest ones, too! This was our first year making those. They’re pretty easy to make!
These cupcakes look so artistic that I can’t even imagine eating them, although they do look very tasty too. 🙂
Hi Victor! Thank you 🙂 They’re so easy to decorate that we didn’t feel too guilty eating them. 🙂
Yummy, I loved the green grass cupcake. You dont need any celebration or ocassion to try these delicious cupcakes. My son loves sweets. I am gonna surprise him with this cupcake 🙂
Hey Lifebeingmomma! I bet your son would LOVE to get one of these cupcakes as a surprise. My niece loved the nest ones so much that we are going to make some more together this summer. Make sure to pin this page so you can find it when you’re ready to make some for your son. 🙂
These are so pretty and adorable, my son would be a fun of these.
Hi Joan! There are so many fun Easter and spring cupcakes that there is definitely one to make your son happy. Which one do you think he would like the best?
all the cupcakes are so brightly cute…love your presentation
Hi Nida! Thank you very much! We love the fun colors that come with spring. Can’t wait to pull out some of the summer cupcakes!
These Easter cupcakes are so cute! I’d love to make them with my son.
Di from Max The Unicorn
Hi Di! We loved making these with our children and nieces/nephews, too! The kids had a blast and we ended up with some really cute cupcakes. Make sure to pin these so you can make them with your son later. 🙂
Those are super cute. Great ideas to spice up the cupcake.
Hi Shelley! Thank you for your feedback. Which one of these was your personal favorite?
These cupcakes are so cute! It’s almost a shame that Easter passed already. I would have loved to make the nest one, that looks the best to me 🙂
Hi Joanna! The nest is one of my personal favorites. The nice thing about many of these cupcakes is that they are still in style for Spring! You still have some time to try them out before it’s summer cupcake season. 🙂
how super cute these cupcakes are, I have always loved cupcakes they are so easy to do and made for one
Hi Angie! Thank you, we love cupcakes here, too! These are so simple to decorate and I don’t feel guilty for eating more than one, haha.
Oh dear, these are so beautiful! Too beautiful to eat them!
Hi Cristina! Thank you, we were happy with how they turned out. But they were actually so simple to decorate that we didn’t have to feel guilty for eating them. 🙂
Those are so cute!
Hi Kara! Thank you so much. Which one is your favorite?
These are some adorable cupcakes! They look tasty too, thanks for the ideas for next years. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Lavanda Michelle! Thank you, they taste as good as they look. Some of them are good for Spring cupcakes and not just Easter cupcakes so it’s not too late to give them a try this year. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
These cupcakes looks all adorable! Cute decorations ideas! They sure are delicious too!
Those look so cute! Love the grass one.