Carrot cake cupcakes and cream cheese frosting combine to make these adorable Easter themed cupcakes. The carrot cake batter contains a few unique ingredients: pineapple, pecans, coconut, and, of course, carrots. The homemade buttercream frosting is used in its original color to make the nests (add a few mini Cadbury eggs for effect) and tinted yellow to make the Easter chick cupcakes. A few extra details, like bits of chocolate for the eyes, and voila! Easter goodness.
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A Funfetti cupcake is a special cupcake, perfect for making at Easter as it has mini eggs set in the twirled vanilla frosting. With a regular cupcake when out of the oven, cut out a hole in the center and fill it with a surprise of your favorite instant pudding mix. Twirl on a vanilla topping and then arrange at least three mini eggs on it. You now have the perfect Funfetti cupcake, which will delight and please the whole family.
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Want a novel way to present your cupcakes? Then this coffee filter flower arrangement could be just what you are looking for. Itís a lovely, easy way of turning your cupcakes into brilliant blooming flowers, using coffee filters and food colouring. The cleverness behind this idea lies in its simplicity, and its ability to be adapted depending on your intended recipients. These would make an excellent anniversary gift or birthday present. Who wouldn’t want to receive a bouquet of bright, beautiful flowers (that also happen to contain your favourite delicious cupcake)?
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Easter is the perfect time of year for cupcakes. Vibrant and colorful cupcakes are the perfect complement to the bright colors of the Easter eggs and decorations. The kids and adults alike will delight in the astonishing colors of these cupcakes and the taste will overwhelm them. The secret is to use high quality pure vanilla extract. You better watch out though, because these cupcakes will go quickly so make sure you put one or two to the side otherwise the cook might be going home with an empty stomach.
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The most important part of these cupcakes is the buttercream frosting. The cupcakes are made of a basic vanilla batter, consisting of milk, vanilla extract, salt, eggs, sugar, butter, flour and baking powder. After they have baked and cooled, the fun begins — piping on the buttercream frosting so that it resembles flower petals. Put a chocolate candy in the center of each and voila! You have a pretty springtime treat to serve to your guests.
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Hummingbird cupcakes topped with cream cheese butter cream, flaked coconut and
malted mini eggs are so different to look at and delicious to eat. These cupcakes are
made with a mixture of butter, sugar, egg, baking soda, flour, cinnamon and salt.
Add to this a combination of walnuts, banana, coconut and pineapple. When baked,
arrange a frosting of the cream cheese butter cream and flaked coconut and lay on
about 3 mini chocolate eggs for the final touch.
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Lavender is not a common ingredient in the cupcake world, but this interesting blend poses an argument in its favour. With its strong, distinctive scent, combined with the familiar sweetness of vanilla, and a sharp lemon frosting, this is a flavour combination to surprise and delight. The frosting and decoration is undeniably enticing, and could be easily adapted to create a beautiful gift for a baby shower or wedding. Everyone should invite a little adventure into their lives, and what better way than with one of these delicious lavender and vanilla bean cupcakes.
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It is amazing what you can do with marshmallows, frosting and candy. These lion and lamb cupcakes are two great examples of this. They start off looking like ordinary vanilla cupcakes covered in tasty frosting, although once the toppings are added, they are transformed into adorable treats that fit into the month of March perfectly: in like a lion and out like a lamb. Or is it the other way around?
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Just one hour and 25 minutes stand between you and the perfectly tangy tender taste of these Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Icing. The ingredients are simple and there is just enough lemon in the mix to make you pucker up and smile. The lemon cream icing lightens up the dessert by eliminating the butter and it adds just the right amount of sweetness and tanginess. With lunch, dinner, or high tea, these treats are ideal.
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Easter may be a few months away but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to enjoy these Easter egg nest cupcakes. These cupcakes are made out of shredded coconut, which is perfectly baked until lightly toasted. The top part of the cupcakes are frosted with butter cream and topped with the toasted shredded coconut. The surprise Easter candy egg is placed in the middle of the toasted shredded coconut to make the egg look like it’s nestled in a nest.