• Tell Your Friends

If you’re a baker, you’ve likely had that moment of panic in the middle of a tedious decorating project. Since I’m a late-night gal, mine usually happens about 2 a.m. when I’m, say, painstakingly weaving lattice crusts for 100 mini apple pies. Most times, it’s worth the extra effort in the end (who doesn’t love a mini apple pie?!), but when you’re entertaining, simpler is usually better.

That’s why I set out to simplify my Easter cupcakes this year: You can start each of these designs with the same lemon-scented cupcake recipe and vanilla buttercream frosting, and all of the toppings are things you’ll likely find at your local supermarket.

Baby Chick Easter Cupcake Decorating Idea - HGTV's Design Happens

These bite-sized mini cupcake chicks, for instance, start with a layer of robin’s egg blue frosting. Add a couple of mini chocolate chip eyes and turn two triangles of fruit leather into an edible beak, then tuck them into a “nest” of shredded paper or Easter grass.

Carrot Easter Cupcake Decorating Idea - HGTV's Design Happens

This next cupcake is an ode to our March Color of the Month: a mini garden plot of carrots! Dip a frosted cupcake into crushed chocolate graham crackers, then push chunks of coconut-peanut butter candy as carrot stand-ins. Top the “carrots” with a dollop of orange frosting and add a few pieces of green licorice as leaves. I used half of a craft stick as a crop marker, but you could also write on Easter guests’ names and use the cupcakes as tasty place cards.

Jordan Almond Nest Easter Cupcake Decorating Idea - HGTV's Design Happens

This idea (my favorite of the bunch!) was inspired by these genius Jordan almond birdies from Sweet Sugar Belle. Recreate these Jordan almond chicks by using food-safe decorating pens to draw eyes and a triangle-shaped beak. Roll a frosted cupcake in toasted coconut, then make an indentation in the center with your thumb. Tuck three decorated almonds inside the “nest.”

Easter Cupcake Decorating Idea From HGTV's Design Happens

If you’re decorating cupcakes for a crowd, turn candy buttons into letters for a springtime message. Here, a cupcake topped with a jellied fruit slice flower stands in for a space. Happy Easter, everyone!

See all 13 ideas here:

15 Responses

  1. Carey Johann says:

    Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the web the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  2. Albert says:

    Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, amazing blog!

  3. Majerus says:

    this really extraordinary, free cartel coins with no efforts

  4. Jean Dragoo says:

    experienced 1 or 2 issues because of the survey shit, but at this point it payed back :) )

Leave a Reply

Liz GrayLiz is a Senior Editor at HGTV.com. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on remodeling projects with her boyfriend and...

READ MORE

Latest Pins on Pinterest

  • If you can tie a knot, then these flowy cafe curtains will

  • Transform ordinary draperies into the exact look you want

  • Add an unexpected aspect to your window treatments by using

  • Use your basic painting skills to add a vintage feel to