Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Peep and Bunny Cupcakes


I was reading the Sunday Magazine of my Newspaper when I saw these adorable Easter Cupcakes.  So I knew I had to try to make a knockoff of them with the baking supplies I had on hand for Easter.  These are the cute little cupcakes that came about.  I made my own lemony buttercream frosting and that gave the cupcakes a real burst of flavor.   

1 box yellow cake mix
Jelly beans
Peeps (chicks and bunnies)
My lemony buttercream frosting recipe (or store bought vanilla frosting)
Baker's coconut
Green food coloring

Bake cupcakes as directed by the box of cake mix.  Cool cupcakes completely.  Dye baker's coconut with green food coloring to desired grass like color.

Frost cupcakes.  Dip frosted cupcake into dyed coconut.  Place a half of a toothpick into peep and poke other end of toothpick into cupcake. Finish off with jelly beans.  Enjoy.  Makes 14-16 cupcakes.

Lemony Buttercream Frosting:
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
Cream butter, add sugar and lemon juice.  Blend until creamy. 

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  1. I hope the Easter bunny sees this and adds a few to my basket. Another adorable recipe!

  2. Adorable cupcakes,I love these shredded coconut in it,all kids wil crazy about this cupcakes,Happy easter to you and your family :)

  3. Omg Ramona I love these!! I never thought to dye coconut but it looks just like the grass that came in my Easer baskets!! :D

    Have a lovely weekend! :D


  4. They are adorable. I had to scroll by the photos really quickly so Dudette wouldn't see them and insist that I make them. :)

  5. Those look awesome! I am sure they will be a hit at any Easter party. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  6. These cupcakes look so tasty...I seriously want to lick my screen!

  7. Cool cupcakes, Ramona! And happy easter to you and your family!

  8. Oh, I just want to swoop in with a finger and have a big taste of that coconut topped frosting! YUM! These are perfect Easter cupcakes, Ramona! Happy Easter, my friend!!! xo

  9. Lovely Cupcakes Ramona :) Great pics and recipes . Have a wonderful Easter !

  10. So cute! If anyone asked my daughter what I missed most about the US, in one second she would say, "peeps". LOL I think they are the most fun to cook with. Happy Easter!

  11. Your kids are so blessed to have such a creative Mom. I bet they are loving this Easter already! Too Cute!

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  13. Hi Ramona! These cupcakes are too cute:) I can see why you wanted to make them straightaway. Have a great weekend:)

  14. These are adorable. Love that coconut grass!


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