Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Easter Cupcakes

Easter won't be till over a month and I'm not religious, but I'll use Easter as an excuse to make cute cupcakes the coming weeks! A couple of weeks ago I found 4 cupcake sprinkles for only $1,50, so today I used of them. I went with the theme of little chicks and used lots of yellow and white buttercream. You can use any flavor cupcakes and any type of buttercream frosting.



Buttercream Icing recipe:

Ingredients:
- 1 cup of confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons soft unsalted butter
- 3 or more tablespoons milk
- Food coloring

Instructions:
1. In a large bowl sift the confectionars' sugar.
2. Add and mix the remaining ingredients with an electrix mixer on low speed until blended.
3. Add more milk if needed. (only add 1/2 tablespoon at a time, there's a very fine line between the right consistency and too runny)


Easter candy I bought a couple of days ago.


The frostings. The blue frosting is for the eyes, orange for feet and nose.


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Before...


After!




Update #1: My Easter cupcakes won the daily poll at AllRecipes.com! They came in third.


Update #2: Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery posted my Easter cupcakes on their blog. "Danielle is most inspiring as she has such a flavour for design! Bravo!" I'm totally blushing!! Thank you so much.

3 comments:

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Awwww they're soooo adorable!

Mel said...

They're beautiful! Quick question: how do you get your yellow frosting to be so smooth, flat, and without any lines? Obviously, I'm a beginner and any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Melanie

Paris Pastry said...

@Mel: Adding a tablespoon milk more to the frosting, to make it a bit runnier, so it will spread easier and look flatter!