a mom to three little redheads and designer of personalized invitations and parties. Today, I am going to share some of my favorite Easter treats using easy to find candies.
First up are are Carrot Cupcakes by Living Locurto.
These are super fun cupcakes made from chocolate cupcakes, Starbursts and mint leaves. Please visit her tutorial for detailed directions. The only thing we did different was we used crushed chocolate Teddy Grahams for the “dirt” and created a radish using a red Starburt. Otherwise, directions are the same.
The cute silicone baking cups were purchased from Target’s Easter section, but brown or Easter wrappers would look cute too!
Next up, Bunny and Chick Cupcakes. These guys have been a favorite of our family for years. I found these super cute silicone flower baking cups at Hobby Lobby in their seasonal spring section, but any liners will do. I like using silicone because my two year old doesn’t quite understand that the paper liner isn’t edible. He’s yet to eat a silicone one.
To make these guys, bake your favorite cupcakes (we made funfetti), and top them with vanilla frosting. For the bunnies, dunk them in a bowl of coconut. Take two mini-M&Ms (found them at Wal-Mart near the registers), put a drop of frosting on the backs and affix them to your cupcake.
Next, cut a pink Starburst in half along the diagonal. Gently round the corners and shape it into a triangular bunny nose. Put a drop of frosting on the back and affix to your cupcake. Finally, decorate with two bunny ears from the Bunny Ears printable.
For the chicks, throw some coconut in a baggie and drop a teeny bit of yellow gel coloring in the bag. Squish it all around until the color is spread evenly. Dump the coconut in a bowl, and then dip the top of your cupcake in the yellow coconut.
Take two mini-M&Ms, put a drop of frosting on the backs and affix them to your cupcake.
Next, cut an orange Starburst in half along the diagonal. Gently round the corners and shape it into a triangular beak. Put a drop of frosting on the back and affix to your cupcake.
To make a bow for a girly chick, cut a pink or red Starburst in half (not on the diagonal), round the corners and pinch the middle in to form a bow. Take a butter knife and gently press two indentations into your candy to shape the bow. Put a dot of frosting on the back and affix to your chick.
Simple, looks like you labored for hours, and lots of fun for your little ones to eat!
Oh, Gretchen! Those are adorable!!! Isn’t she amazing, yall?
Gretchen has even provided these super adorable Bunny Ears for us! I might just cut them out and put them on my cat…
And what’s more, her invitations and pintables in her Etsy Shop are Slammin’!!!
Check this one out…
And how lovely is this one???
She even has Party Packs for the whole she-bang!!!
And here’s the best part…those Seventy-Five Smackeroos…
Gretchen is so generously giving away a
to her Etsy shop! How’s that for worth it? And, golly-geez, that will give one of yall super-lucky bleeps a ROCKIN’ party, for sure!
This is my first ever giveaway and I’m excited to be able to partner with Gretchen!
So to enter…