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Mini Easter Basket Cupcakes

I absolutely had the most fun making these Miniature Easter Basket Cupcakes. I know this idea has been done a ton of different ways before, but I couldn’t resist having a go at them. They are so sweet and make me giddy just looking at them.

Plus, I had all this Easter candy that I had to do something with.

Easter Candy

Mini Chocolate Bunnies, candy eggs, sour patch straws and mini chocolate candy bars. (Can you say sugar coma.) The bunny candy to the right came from The Fresh Market. And, the Twizzlers made it in this photo, but not on the cupcakes. I’ll have to save them for later.

Intense

Here’s some of my favorite baking cups. I loooooove the opaque color of these. You can get them at the Confectionery House.

Or if you like polka-dots, check these out.

Polka Dot Cupcake Liners

Their color isn’t as opaque after baking, but the dots sure do make up for it. Also from the Confectionery House.

So, if you have a bunch of easter candy handy, get busy and go make some cupcakes. I made chocolate.

Chocolate Cupcakes

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 c milk, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cupcake pans with 36 baking cups.
  • With a wire whisk, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • In a mixer, cream sugar and butter.
  • Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides with each addition. Add vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture to the creamed butter in three additions, alternating with the milk in two additions. (flour, milk, flour, milk, flour)
  • Bake for about 15 minutes or until done.
  • Cool and frost.

They were pretty good, but I’m still looking for my “go to” chocolate cake recipe.

Then, I made some yummy buttercream frosting and tinted it green. (Here’s a recipe.) You’ll want to double it at least if you decide to frost all 36 cupcakes.

Buttercream Frosting

Use a generous amount of frosting. It doesn’t have to be too pretty.

Buttercream Frosting

Then dip the sides of the frosting in a small dish filled with sugar crystals or sanding sugar. You don’t have to cover the center area because that’s where your chocolate bunnies will go.

Sour Punch Strawberry Straws

You can use these super cute Sour Punch Straws for the handles. Just insert into the cupcake on each side. (They also come in green.)

Lindt Chocolate Bunny Basket

Then cover your cupcakes with candy. EASY!

I love the look of these Lindt chocolate bunnies.

Heidl Mini Candy Bars

And I looooooove these super tiny Heidl candy bars. (But, I’m a sucker for anything mini if you haven’t guessed that about me already.)

Candy Covered Cupcakes

Decorate each one differently to give them more personality.

Then, you can package to give away as individual treats.

Strano Designs

I used some really pretty striped ribbon that Strano Designs gave me a while ago.

Pretty Ribbon

Check them out: www.stranodesigns.com

Yellow polka-dot ribbon

And this smaller yellow one that I found in the scrapbooking section of Hobby Lobby.

Mini Easter Basket Cupcakes

Cute or What?!

To get these to stand up, cut out some white cake board to fit the bottom of a plastic treat bag (These were 5″ X 11″ X 3″ from Hobby Lobby). Apply a small amount of frosting to the center of the board to help keep the cupcake from sliding back and forth. I just wish these bags weren’t so wide. I had wanted them to be closer to the width of the cupcake.

But, not to worry. Nobody I gave them to cared one little iota about wide cardboard.

Happiness!

See what I mean. You know, I didn’t even notice his excitement when I took this picture because I was focusing on the cupcake. I can’t even stand how sweet this expression is.

Thrilled

Or this one. Precious.

Happy Easter Baskets

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290 comments on “Eye Candy”

  1. Check out this cartoon about Easter Eggs!
    http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/04/cartoon-easter-in-antarctica.html
    *CARTOON*
    Feel free to post on your blog or “tweet”

  2. Thanks for the fun recipe! These were a huge hit today! I really wish I could have found the Sour Punch Straws (I even tried Walgreen’s where you found yours), but no luck. I had to make do with the Twizzlers. Here are the pics! http://tinyurl.com/d86xtd

  3. These are so cute Bakerella-I have so much Easter candy supplies lying around that I may also have to make these-bunnies are still cute in spring, right! I don’t know what I’ll do with all these Eastery supplies now that within twentyfour hours Easter is over, but I think they’ll be good for “spring”-love your cupcakes!! They look adorable!

  4. I am in the process of making these right now (yikes!) and used store-bought buttercream frosting with some green food coloring. (And Trader Joe’s vanilla cake mix.)

    Major fail.

    The frosting is too soft, so now I’m chilling it in the freezer, pulling it out, decorating some, putting it all back in the freezer, then transferring some to the fridge – round and round we go.

    But they are beautiful, and so creative! Even my not-so-cute ones. ;D

  5. Thank you for this great idea! My husband and I made these cupcakes. The recipe you posted is delicious! I posted them on my blog: http://www.craftyria.com

    We shopped too late to find the cute foil wrapped bunnies – the stores were very picked over, so we had to make do with what we found.

  6. These are BEAUTIFUL. Such a great idea and what a wonderful surprise for the kids.

  7. very very good ideas. I liked all the candy making ideas.

  8. cute idea..
    but even cuter is the boy in the picture. real precious moment caught in picture even though it’s not focused on him. haha…
    Happy Easter!

    ~Lind

  9. Jessica – thanks!

    Robin – they were just reg size cupcakes.

    Sheila – glad you had fun.

    houseofestrogen – Yeah, the twizzlers were a bit too big.

    Cance = thanks

    Rachelle @ “Mommy? I’m Hungry!” – Hoppy Easter to you, too.

    Coleen’s Recipes – Come back any time.

  10. Absolutely adorable and I can see other possibilities for other holidays as well. This is my first visit to your web site…it is beautiful!

  11. Those are darling Angie! I love his expression too.
    Have a Hoppy Easter!

  12. i don’t know if you’ve tried the recipe that comes on the back of the little hershey’s cocoa tubs, but their chocolate cake recipe is AMAZING. it’s the one i use every time i make a chocolate cake from scratch. …along with their frosting recipe too.

    love the surprise joy photo :D and of course all your creative goodies. thanks for sharing!

  13. I made these tonight, but I couldn’t find the sour straws anywhere (after searching two grocery stores and a drug store). Bummer. I was stuck with Twizzlers which weren’t nearly as cute. They are still fun though, so thanks for the idea! I enjoyed working on them. I’ll let you know when I get some pics of them up.

  14. My 12 year old daughter and I made these cupcakes today. They turned out beautiful. We delivered some to the neighbors and they thought they were fabulous. Thank you for the great ideas!!! You are amazing!!!

  15. OK, I just made these….but they don’t look quite as cute as yours. I had a hard time having enough room for the bunny and the sour straws to fit. I think your cupcakes must have been just a tiny bit bigger.

    This is such a great idea, and NEXT Easter, I’m going to make my own cupcakes….so I can make them larger!

    Thank you so much for this idea!

    Robin :o)

  16. My go-to chocolate cake recipe is Ina Garten’s Beatty’s Chocolate cake. You can find the recipe on foodnetwork.com. You won’t regret trying it out!

  17. Thanks Y'all!

    Marmoset – probably. the other kind we have here is self-rising.

    LaDue & Crew – you're so sweet!

    The Chocolate Lady – do you work there?

    Val – if you try it, you'll probably need to add shortening to thin it out.

    Auntie Em – I don't like it either.

    StuffCooksWant – yeah, that's good. But I want one without the extra step of boiling water.

    Brooke – in Oregon -THANKS!

    Jennifer F. – Yeah, but that's messier and I don't like coconut. Yuck.

    ModestGirl – nah – I think she would take me down.

    Nancy – thank you

    Thirty-Five, Forty – colored paper

    (defiant)conviction – perfect

    Lauren – Heidel bars at the Fresh Market

    rissykay99 – Actually, those are pretty good. I need to try them again.

    DeLaceynkyle -hmmm. I don't know.

    The Artisan Mama – check your email again

    Michelle – Twizzlers might be too big. I found the pink straws at Walgreens

    Sara – cool, thanks

    Jeloso – They're cute. I think you just need better markers. Try the Americolor ones.

    Daisy – awesome

    Kelly Krenshaw – not sure what you're referring to.

    Lee-Ann – try shortening or paramount crystals.

    Desirae – HI!

    Andie – hush up! those are super cute. Only difference is the camera :)

    Dawn – No problem

  18. I just love your photos. Had to comment and tell how wonderful they are.
    Thanks for that bakery supply link, I was looking around for one.

  19. Those are so cute! You are so talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  20. I made these (and some Pikachu’s) last night as therapy (so I don’t get grumpy at my family) and it worked! I love the cupcakes, my pikachus look very remidial, and make cake pops? Well, those will be consumed in private, I can’t show those things in public. But they’re delish!
    Thanks for all the fun stuff!

  21. You’re always have so great ideas! happy Easter!

  22. oh my! i am in love with these! i’m gonna make them today! i’ll probably use green sprinkles instead of the sugar just because i already have them.. hope they come out half as cute as yours!

  23. Lindt is the BEST ever, Lovely colors to ring in SPRING, I am so jealous, being here in Japan I am missing all those lovely goodies = ( you are truly very talented.

  24. I am so glad that you like those cupcake papers because I just placed a fairly large-ish order from Confectionary House, based on nothing but the website description… hearing them described as opaque made me oh so happy.

  25. Absolutely. Adorable.

  26. This is absolute awesome!!! My God, you are amazing and so creative..
    Happy Easter!

  27. My kids saw these and are dying to make them tomorrow. Cant wait! :) Thanks for the always clever ideas.

  28. So very cute! You always have the best ideas!

    I’m trying out your cake pop chicks tonight… wish me luck!

  29. I tried out your decorations for my son’s class. Didn’t turn out too bad! http://adayofthekittelsons.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-creation.html

  30. So cute – and such a great idea!

  31. i’m really excited to make these…but instead of using chocolate bunnies i’m using peeps! :) happy easter!

  32. I love these you are great!

  33. Those look like a lot of fun, and if I had kids I would be all over making those!

  34. great idea for packaging cupcakes…those plastic cocktail glasses…someone used them at a bakesale recently and they were awesome…http://www.mypapershop.com/183001.html, then wrap the celophane around these…and tie with ribbon

    sue daisy

  35. Great pictures! And I love the fact that they are so easy to make!

  36. I was trying to think of something cute to bring to this Sunday’s easter party that would be good for both the kids and adults…ding, ding, ding! You nailed it on the head…can’t wait to see everyone’s faces when I come in with these.

    Thanks for the great idea!
    K.
    http://www.elevatingbrilliance.blogspot.com

  37. I have made your Easter cake pops twice now, and everyone raves about them, including me. Imagine my delight when I saw the easter basket cupcakes! I dreamed about them last night, and am making them now. I cannot contain my excitement. They are SO CUTE!

  38. These are adorable! I will have to make these next year for my kindergarten class.

  39. An expression and reaction like that is priceless!!! How fun to bake and create for your little ones who love and appreciate it so much! :)

  40. So adorable! I’ve been lurking for awhile now, but I had to come out of hiding to say how amazingly creative you are. The awesome photography just adds to the yumminess of your creations!

    Happy Easter!

  41. Adorable! again…again…again!
    Happy Easter!
    ?Jen

  42. Such Inspiration, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! One of these days I will drag out all my baking things, dust them off and have a go with fondant and cakes again you have inspired me. Except somewhere along the way I lost free time, AHHH what happened! The reality is this will only happen if a client wants them and I can’t find someone to make them LOL! Love your site, awesome photography.

  43. Reynolds has those vibrant colors out now – their Party line – 1.29 for a pack – I just picked some up – cute cupcakes.

  44. These are the cutest! I just made some today after seeing these…I posted them (and linked back to you) if you want to see how mine turned out. Anyways, I am fairly new to your blog and loving all your adorable creations! Thanks for the great idea!
    Ashley :)

  45. Aw, gee, these are sooo cute. I absolutely love his expression at the back of the photo. How wonderful!

  46. ACK! I have to make these now! Yet, I’m already making some easter cake pops. . .Too many amazing desserts! You’ll be the death of our family!! :)

  47. Just love your website, but I have a question for you…

    when i melted the coloured chocolate for the cupcake pops -wilton brand…it was far to thick to dip…any suggestions to thinning it ?

    Lee-Ann
    Australia

  48. Ugh, Bakerella, those are just TOOOOO adorable. omg, i love them. I almost wish I celebrated easter to make ’em myself.

    mmm, they look yummy too… send me one?!

  49. You are so darn talented…these are really adorable!

  50. So creative! I love the photos that you use to illustrate your creations. They are so bright and just pop off the screen. I am now craving sugar, thanks! :)

  51. Once again, Amazing!

  52. Those are soo cute!

  53. Overbaked a bit and now they have the texture and taste of…Devil Dogs! What have I done!? Any Recipes for that cream filling?

  54. So cute! and something I think I can actually do :)

  55. These are adorable. You are so creative, how do you have the energy?
    http://www.clipbowtique.com

  56. oh my goodness – you are truly beyond creative! These are absolutely adorable!!

  57. Great minds think alike. I just made strawberry cupcakes with green frosting with green sprinkles and covered with starburst jellybeans for daughter to take to school for her party. I only wish i would have seen yours first, the chocolate bunnies would have been adoreable touches. you blow my mind with your creativity. your a geniuous. keep em’ coming. p.s. i wanted to make cakepops but didn’t have the time. maybe next time.

  58. Cindy – I emailed you at the address in your blogger profile on Wednesday.

    Just send me a message back from that email and I’ll get the Nintendo right out to you. My email is in my blogger profile.

    Congrats again!

  59. Very Very cute! You are so talented…it’s amazing to see how you use everyday objects for baking. My fave is still the Wii cupcakes those were AWESOME!

  60. oh my, oh my!! these are amazing! thanks so much for sharing!! i'm putting on a cupcake decorating afternoon this weekend and this will be perfect for the kids to make.

    Happy Easter! <3

  61. I am so making these. Love them.

  62. oh my gosh! so adorabled! i have a baking “date” with my cousin tomorrow and i can’t wait to show her these.

  63. I couldn’t comment on the Pikachu Peeps but I did some of my own and they look horrible but if anyone wants a laugh… you can go look here; http://jeloso.blogspot.com/

  64. I would love to be one of your children or at least a neighbor that gets to be the recipient of all these yummy and beautiful treats! Thanks for the great ideas. My daughter has requested a ballerina cake for her 5th birthday party. Any ideas on how to do this?

  65. http://www.bestmoistchocolatecakerecipe.com/

    I have used this cake on more than one occasion and it’s super delicious. It’s definitely my go to chocolate cake recipe. :)

    and the cupcakes look delicious.

  66. Okay, these just make me happy. I am finding myself reopening your post just to look at them again. Thanks much for sharing your creativity. You are simply delightful!

  67. OMG! YOU ROCK!

  68. I can’t stand it. I’ve coveted your camera set-up from the first time I visited the blog.

    These pics just make me want to run right out and buy one now! Fantastic cupcakes Bakerella.

    Happy Easter everyone!
    Michelle

  69. Hi!
    I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! :) So many ideas! You`re so creative!

    Monika -from Norway

  70. These are so adorable. I wish I had more time…I’d love to make these for the kiddos. We were invited to a friends house for Easter Dinner..and these would be so great for the children…but alas..I’ve got way to many projects going on right now. Thanks for the inspiration!!

    http://www.usingtalentsforhim.etsy.com

  71. Heck yea! What a great use of easter candy. It’s so much better to eat several candies at once, on a cupcake, than to eat each separately (that would be piggish! This way, it’s just ONE unit!).

  72. You are killing me! I want to eat one so badly. Yummy!

  73. Way too cute! Thanks for the inspirations.

  74. I am in LOVE, Bakerella! These are adorable. I hopped over to show my 4 yr old DD the cake pops that we’re going to make today (bunnies and eggs) and saw this masterpiece of cuteness! You amaze me!! Keep up the good work and have a Blessed Easter!

  75. Good. I thought you were going to stop with the Easter stuff, and we were all obviously depressed with that news! Thanks for giving in to entertain all of us, and hopefully getting some small joy out of it as well!

  76. Ok you are THE most creative person EVER! I just picked up my supplies to make these. I'm using the same sugar, only it's already colored. I couldn't find the same 'basket handles' you used so I'm using your plan B – the colored twizzlers. It cost me over $30 for all the baking supplies & decorating supplies, so I hope mine turn out as cute as yours!

  77. you are so awesomely genius! thanks for sharing your ideas! :-)

  78. could be cute w/ green colored coconut on top too – although sugar is super easy and funky.

  79. Bakerella,

    After checking out these fun cupcakes I scrolled down to see who won the Nintendo DSi and was shocked to see it was me! Wow! I’ve never won one of these blog contests, so I have no idea what do I do next? Tried emailing you but it bounced saying the address wasn’t recognized. Let me know. Can’t wait to get my new toy!

  80. Those are THE cutest things ever! I love them! :) Thanks for all the great idea’s. I’m making chicky cake pops today!

  81. You make it all loook SO easy! These are gorgeous…

    Happy Easter!

  82. These are sooooo adorable and I wish I had about 2 dozen of then right about now! Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas. Happy Easter

  83. My kids will flip out for these. Thanks again!

  84. These are fantastic, what a great idea. You always have the sweetest treats.

  85. Your life is just so much better than mine!! I wish I had such a creative bone in my body. Love your site and ideas….keep ’em coming.

  86. LOVE these! They are so adorable!

  87. You still continue to amaze me.. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

    So I have a question, do you think it would be possible to make cake pops in a rose type of form? Asking because my daughter is having a Belle(Beauty and the Beast) Party and I would love to hand these out instead of cupcakes!! Thank you for making such awesome creations!!
    Can’t wait to hear your ideas!!

  88. Toooooo adorable! That is why you ARE Bakerella! hahaha!

  89. Have you tried Martha’s one-bowl chocolate cake recipe? That’s my go to for chocolate cupcakes. It’s super easy and more delicious than any other chocolate recipe I’ve tried. Be careful not to overfill though- they rise like crazy (fill only 1/3 full).

  90. Too cute–you are so talented–thanks for sharing!

  91. I just read your entire blog this morning! My mind is still reeling and my cake just came out of the oven. You are my “Sweet Tooth Hero.”

    Just blogged about you too. Hope you don’t mind I posted some of my favorite pictures to go with it.

    ~Angel

  92. You kill me! Adorable as ever. Seriously, can you teach a class already?

  93. What a fun idea!! And I love the polka dot cupcake cups!!

  94. These are so adorable! I wish I had some “little ones” arond to make them for. Guess I’ll have to file these away in my “I’ll be a Grandma someday” notebook, lol.

  95. Thank you so much – I have to make some cupcakes tomorrow for my daughters birthday and these would be great – thanks for the inspiration!!!

  96. Oh my goodness, these are adorable!!! I am also a huge sucker for anything mini! I am dying to know where you got those mini chocolaye bars!!! Great job by the way. I’m definitely going to make some!

  97. I’m in love with all the colors. *_*
    They make me happy lol

    I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! I’m attempting my first cakepops today! I’m going to a drive in to see Monsters vs Aliens and Fast and Furious [its a double feat for the price of one]..

    So I’m making a blue blob w’ an eye for one type of pop. Then the 2nd type will be a shift knob =)

    The boys [we have a racing crew] are obsessed with anything I bake.. so these will be gone in no time.

    Wish me luck!! and keep up the good work!! :D

  98. I love them! So cute! I am am new to your site and I can’t get enough. Just love all your cute ideas!

  99. Adorable!! So super cute!

  100. Oh those are soo cute! I am totally making them this weekend!

  101. I <3 you Bakerella! You are so creative and I love reading your blog. The hubby and I are going to be making your cake pops for Easter.

  102. I am in charge of dessert for our Easter Dinner. THIS is what I am going to do. Thanks for inspiring me!

  103. everything you make is so darling and I love the photography as well!

    try clearbags,com for every cellophane bag you could ever want. I place and order 2-3 times a year and have a variety on hand for anything!

  104. These are adorable! And much easier than decorating cookies! I will definitely try this at some point. On a photography note, what do you use to get the different colored backgrounds in your pictures? They look GREAT.

  105. Those are precious!

  106. those are too stinking cute!

  107. Thanks so much for such a cute idea. I have Easter dinner this year and this is a perfect treat I can make with the kiddo’s and give away as a take home gift. Love all your cute ideas!

  108. I know you say they’ve been done before, but I’ve never seen them, so cute, I love them! Bake on Bakerella, Bake on!

  109. These are great! Wouldn’t they look cute on each plate on your Easter table? I was going to make the 3-D Easter cookies using the William-Sonoma cookie cutters but I may not be able to resist these . . .

  110. AWESOME!! I wish I had your baking talent!

  111. THIS IS AWESOME!! And it looks so difficult, yet it is so easy! I am going to try these, for sure!

  112. You’re amazing. I *heart* you. :D

    Hoppy Easter!!

  113. These are *adorable*! You are so creative!

  114. Brilliant! Have a wonderful Easter!
    Peace and Light

  115. I love these!! I wish I had time to make them for Easter. They are on the agenda for next year. I am doing cake pops this year.

  116. just stinking adorable. :O)

  117. oh my gosh I can’t wait to make these! I’ve been trying to figure what kind of “white” cupcakes I was going to being making for easter and these are for sure the winner!!

    Thank you!

  118. Oh myyyyyyyyyyyyy Goddddddddddddd!!!! They look delicious Bakerella, love the candy.
    Have a Happy Easter.

  119. Oh my goodness, these are so adorable! I am definitely making these for Easter!

  120. Adorable! I wish we were allowed to take homemade snacks to school, and I’d totally do this. Alas, we can only bring store bought/store made snacks.

    Also, thanks for the tip on where to buy the bags. I’ve been looking for some and haven’t found them anywhere. Never occurred to me to check Hobby Lobby. Too late for today’s goodies (your cake balls) that went out to daughter’s teachers, but I’m going to get some to have on hand for the next time.

  121. Those are lovely, cute!!! Thanks for showing how!! xo
    julie

  122. This I think I could handle…so cute!

  123. Ahhh-mazing! I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your ideas… And, that you are such a sweetie, so down to earth and share so openly is truly a Gift!

    Many thanks, best wishes and Happy Easter!

    Janet

  124. These are so stinkin’ cute! I may have to make them for the cafe I work at. Thank you for the great ideas!

  125. Oh
    My
    GOD!!!!!!

    Every time I think you have out done yourself and there is nothing that could be better-cuter-more original…you do something better-cuter and more original.
    If you and Martha Stwart were facing each other in a dark alley you would so totally kick her butt. Like wipe the floor with it.
    You are a goddess!!

  126. really cute cupcake :))

  127. Love these!!!

  128. You know you could’ve done flaked coconuton top dyed green aswell. Either way ADORABLE as ever. Good job! :)

  129. Wow. Brilliant and inspiring, as always!

  130. Ok, these have to be the cutest things ever! I don’t comment very often cause I figure you have to get tired of reading the same thing and I am kinda boring! lol But OH GOOD GOLLY I love these, thanks for sharing them and giving all the details on how to make them. Wish we had a fresh Market around here.

    I hope you have the best Easter Ever :)

  131. I’m in awe, the cuppies looks really nice.

    Happy Easter !

  132. These are SO cute!!! I am working on my Easter cupcakes as we speak. Nice job!!!

    http://simplysweeter.blogspot.com

  133. Very, very cute. If I weren’t already making your cake pops for Easter, I would definitely be making these.

  134. These are the cutest easter basket cupcakes I’ve ever seen!! I was planning to make some this weekend using some shredded coconut dyed green for easter grass…but I think I like the look of yours with the sugar better! And those pictures with the children’s expressions are amazingly cute!

  135. those are so cool! if I had kids around I would sure give these a try they are delightful.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

  136. Happy Easter to you! Those are adorable!

  137. So cute! I wish I had time to make them for Easter!

  138. I am feeling so in luuuurve with those cupcake wrappers! Beautiful!

    How do you remain such a clever gal?! You simply amaze and amaze and amaze!

  139. Those really ARE eye candy! Love the pictures…looks like you had some HAPPY recipients!

    Thanks for the tip about the dollop of frosting on the cake board!

  140. woman……you’re too creative!! me like!

  141. You know that those Lindt bunnies put on different foil coats at Christmas time and become Lindt reindeers? I just think they’re so cute! I actually have a plush Lindt bunny sitting on my bed – probably a bit big and chewy for a cupcake though :)

  142. You have totally sparked an excitement in me to get creative! Thank you!!!

  143. Holy crap I am in love with these!

  144. I love these! I’m going to make these.

  145. Adorable. Hey, you should check out PW’s favorite chocolate cake recipe as a possibility for your “go-to” chocolate cake. So divine!

  146. Delicioso! y la cara del niño lo mejor :)

  147. I love your version of these. Usually they are made with tinted coconut for the “grass”. No one in my family likes coconut. I love your site. You are so clever and have so many great ideas!

  148. Key-ute! Happy Easter!

  149. Just found your site and I Love, love, love this idea! I was thinking about doing the same-ole short bread cookie routine this Easter, but I think this idea is just the ticket!

    By the way, I tried the cake pops. How on earth to you get your white chocolate thin enough to dip the cake balls into it?

  150. PHENOMENAL!!!

  151. You come up w/ the greatest of ideas! i cant wait to see which ones next!!! :)

  152. FUN! I think this is something I could actually let my kiddos try to make themselves (with my help, of course ;))
    Thanks for not only the beautiful Easter eye candy, but for the great idea!!
    Happy Easter, Bakerella :)

  153. Your “Fresh Market” references are driving me crazy because WE DON’T HAVE ONE HERE! I’m sure in a city of 10 million people we have something equivalent, but I haven’t found it yet. Sigh.

    These are so so cute. And the kid’s face? So great!

  154. Those are cute!

  155. HOLY GOODNESS FABULOUSNESS!!

  156. THESE LOOK SO YUMMY!!

    I am not sure what the directions for the buttercream icing are? I mean, I’m living in the UK and we go by the metric system….do you think you could post with the recipe for us living across the BIG Pond?!

  157. So, there’s NO WAY I would ever make these, unless you turned the clock back to when I was in my 20’s and had little ones, simply because I’m far too lazy to be this creative now, and my “little ones” are teenagers…BUT! my God, woman!! You are SO creative, and I absolutely love coming to your site to see your projects because they are fantastic. Even more fantastic is the photography.

  158. These look amazing! My daughter will love them.

    Thank you Bakerella!! I am going to make these this weekend.

    Happy Easter :)

    Nicole

  159. I am drowning in cuteness.

  160. What a nifty idea. You are so creative. Happy Easter to you too.

  161. Darling idea! Happy Easter!

  162. Fabulous idea! I bet very tasty too!

  163. that face is the reason why we bake! so rewarding!

  164. You are too cool!

  165. Very super cute! Now….these or cake pops for the party?? Hmmm….

  166. wow! Cute Idea! And I LOVE those dot caps, so fashion ;-)

  167. wow so pretty!

  168. I love the packaging idea! They are adorable!!

  169. Can I please be your niece?

    Your nieces and nephews must be soooooo lucky to have you as their aunt! I’m jealous!

  170. These are so cute! I love the photo with the little guy in the background, he looks so excited – how sweet!

    Happy Easter!

  171. I am unable to get Chocolate Bark where I live (in Singapore). Can I use Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolate to make your Cupcake Balls/Pops?

  172. Your blog is A-MAZING! OK, so I just found myself a new hobby (thanks a lot, like I needed that!). Your cake pops are TDF cute!!!

    Thanks for linking to your supply sources too. This is going to be fun and my girls are going to love it!

    ~Angel/TaDa!

  173. Thank you so much for even more Easter inspiration Bakerella! I am so inspired to make some Easter cupcakes myself now :) Wishing you a safe and fun Easter holiday!

  174. You should try the Dove Chocolate cupcakes, drop me a line and Ill hook you up.

    Also, Ill soon be posting my step by step picks of the cake pop chicks that you made…that I *tried* to make….yours look very perfect, mine look very…very….unperfect.

    I did get lots of compliments, and I told everyone about YOU, so many cute ideas here, thanks for sharing.

  175. Oh these are SO cute! The look on his face is priceless!

    You know, when I was growing up I used to watch my aunt, in complete awe, while she made these huge wedding cakes. She could cook and bake anything, and by watching, and being the goodie recipient, I learned so much. She’s long gone now, but those memories are solid.

    You are creating the most amazing memories for your family, that will be talked about forever. Just seeing how you make them smile makes me remember how much I did as a child. Thanks, Bakerella- I got some happy tears going on here… ;-)

  176. Can I just ask what might be a silly question? Is all purpose flour what we call plain flour in the UK? I’m guessing it is since you add baking powder etc but I just want to check.

    Thanks!

    :)

  177. Darling, darling, darling! You are so creative and talented…and I LOVE all of your pictures of your amazing creations. Thanks for sharing. Maybe I’ll be brave and try to use some of your creativity …do you think some may rub off on me???

  178. Those mini chocolate bars are adorable!
    Such a cute gift idea. Have a lovely easter.

  179. Wow! These cupcakes are precious. They look like so much fun. And, I totally have to buy some of these polka-dot cupcake liners. Polka-dots are my favorite things EVER!!

  180. Yum!!! Talk about a sugar rush!

  181. You are my hero! Thanks for giving me another great idea. I hope you have a great Easter!

  182. Fabulous! I think these need to be made for my niece and nephew this weekend.

  183. I love the idea! colored sugar on top of the frosting looks wonderful!

  184. sooo cute!

  185. Adorable!

  186. Wow, that is not your run of the mill cupcake.

  187. Sweet Easter to you, thank you for sharing!!

  188. Aaawww so adorable! YOu always seem to make things easy. Every child (and adults :-) ) would love to receive these special Easter treat.

    Me? I’m still in the process of making the cake balls lol. I started last night and was about to roll them now when I just had to check the site. And look what’s waiting? A new Easter post! :-)

    WIsh me luck though. I told myself I won’t use a whole can of frosting and just estimate but I was so addicted to the smell of vanilla and the next thing I knew, I used everything! lol.

  189. These are sooooo cute!!! You have inspired me to make these for Easter!!!

  190. How cute!!! I should live closer so I could come by and eat whatever you’re making next! Do you do deliveries?!!!! :) Happy Easter to you too!

  191. Very nice. I really like the vibrant colors of the cupcake liners. I like to use the martha stewart line at Michaels, but I will have to check out where you got yours. Happy Easter, Bakerella. God Bless!

  192. aweesome! Happy Easter Bakerella!!

    -Madalina

  193. aweesome! Happy Easter Bakerella!!

    -Madalina

  194. aweesome! Happy Easter Bakerella!!

    -Madalina

  195. aweesome! Happy Easter Bakerella!!

    -Madalina

  196. aweesome! Happy Easter Bakerella!!

    -Madalina

  197. aweesome! Happy Easter Bakerella!!

    -Madalina

  198. I L-O-V-E the ideas you have!! You are amazing. SOOOO CUTE!!!

  199. SUCH A CUTE IDEA I JUST LOVE THESE..I THINK I MIGHT HAVE TO DO SOME FOR MY NEPHEW FOR EASTER..YOU ARE SO CREATIVE

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