Just in time for Easter, today we have a really simple cupcake decorating technique that anyone can pull off! Whip these up in a snap and you’ll be right back outside hunting for eggs with everyone else!
Have you seen these pre-made icing decorations? They are the ticket to easy cupcakes and you can find so many different varieties for all the occasions. I thought the bright, cheery colors of these bunnies was fun and adorable – they can be placed on the cupcakes lying down or standing up in the grass. The only work to do is to pipe grass onto the top of the cupcakes and your base is ready. Let’s get started!
- 12 cupcakes baked in paper liners
- icing stiff enough for decorating – buttercream works great
- Wilton Icing Decorations – bunnies
- 16-inch disposable decorating bag
- Coupler set
- Decorating Tip #233
- Green food coloring
With your cupcakes baked and cooled, fill your piping bag with green icing and fit it with tip #233. Starting at the outer edge of the cupcake and working in a counter-clockwise direction toward the middle, create a swirl of icing strands to mostly cover the top of the cupcake. This gives a background to the grass that will blend seamlessly with the grass spikes. Now, place the tip of the icing bag perpendicular and close to the top of the cupcake. Squeeze gently while pulling up and away from the cupcake. Release the pressure on the icing bag as soon as you begin lifting your hand away. This will keep the grass strands short. Continue piping across the top of the cupcake until you are happy with the grass bed. Gently place the bunny icing decoration on top of the grass to finish it off. If you would like the bunny tilted up just a bit, pipe a little extra grass underneath to lift it.
And there you have it! The cutest little Easy Bunny Cupcakes you ever did make! Now, I’m off for more spring break fun! What are you working on this week? Perhaps I should figure out Easter dresses for the girls….
**This post was first published on The Creative Spark.**