Can you believe that tomorrow is Easter? I made these cute Easter cupcakes a few weeks ago but due to the added stress of the quarantine, I have been a bit of a slacker when it comes to adding a ton of new content. It isn’t like I am not used to social isolation due to mobility issues, I am used to staying home all the time. The kids being home while I try to work also isn’t uncharted territory. However, homeschooling has added a bit of extra pressure but we are managing, especially since I got Mr his own chromebook, I know longer have to share mine.
Anyways, back to Easter festivities. This year will be significantly different since we aren’t supposed to gather with our own extended family, friends, or even go to church. But don’t let that stop you from making this a year to remember. I’ve had to stop and focus on how this time has slowed life down and we have all had to adapt to the changes. Cherish your family this Easter.
These cupcakes were super easy to make. I used a cute funfetti yellow cake mix and made festive colored buttercream icing.
Items Needed to Make These Easy Easter Cupcakes
- Any Box of Cake Mix
- Gold or Silver Cupcake Liners
- Wilton All in One Disposable Piping Bag with Tip (aff link)
- Unsalted Butter
- Powdered Sugar
- 1 – 2 tsp of clear vanilla flavoring
- Wilton Leaf Green Gel Food Coloring
- Wilton Christmas Red Gel food coloring (aff link)
- Wilton Teal Gel food coloring (aff link)
Easy Easter Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing
- 1 cup Unsalted Butter
- 3-5 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 tsp Clear Vanilla
- Wilton Christmas Red Gel Food Coloring
- Wilton Teal Gel Food Coloring
- Wilton Grass Green Gel Food Coloring
- Bunny Peeps
- Easter Themed Sprinkles
- Allow butter to soften to room temperature.
- Place butter into a mixing bowl. Use a mixer set on medium to beat it until the butter is light and fluffy. You want the butter to look smooth and fluffy.
- Slowly mix in approximately 2.5 to 3 cups of powdered sugar and use your mixer on low speed until the ingredients come together. Don't increase the speed of your mixer until the powder sugar is mixed in well. If not you will have powdered sugar all over the place.
- Taste test the icing to determine if you need to add more powdered sugar. Once the ingredients have come together, slowly add in remaining powder sugar and beat using medium-high with your mixer.
- If your icing is still too thin, add a small amount of powdered sugar and continue mixing. Is your icing too thick? Slowly add in a tsp of milk until you get the desired consistency.
- Divide buttercream icing into three equal amounts.
- Put a small amount of Wilton Christmas Red Gel Food Coloring into the first bowl using a toothpick. You don't need a bunch as you want the icing to look pink. Add a small amounts of gel food coloring until you get the desired results.
- Put a small amount Wilton Teal Gel Food Coloring into the second bowl using a toothpick. Again, you don't need very much food coloring. Add a small amount of gel food coloring until you get the desired results.
- Put a small amount of Wilton Grass Green Gel Food Coloring into the third bowl using a toothpick. Add a small amount of gel food coloring until you get the desired results.
- Add each color of icing inside a piping bag and pipe the icing on the cupcakes. I used one piping bag and washed it between colors.
- Top with Easter Themed Sprinkles and a Bunny Peep
- Serve and Enjoy!
Making cupcakes and decorating my own cupcakes for holidays such as Easter has been a dream of mine for several years. I’ve slowly been improving my process. Plus, learning different methods to make cute Easter cupcakes that are festive but super easy to make. Give it a try! It is so much fun.