Friday, April 25, 2014

Easter Basket Cupcakes

I hope everyone had a great spring break and Easter!  We had a fun Easter complete with egg hunts, dyeing eggs, and visiting with family. 

These Easter Basket cupcakes are fun and easy to make.  They were a big hit, and even though I left some cupcakes plain (just icing) in case people didn't like coconut, the Easter Basket cupcakes were the first to go!

Easter Basket Cupcakes

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can white frosting
1 cup shredded coconut
green food coloring
  1. Bake cupcakes and frost according to directions.
  2. Put coconut into large Ziploc bag and add 4 drops of food coloring.
  3. Seal bag and shake until coconut turns green.
  4. Sprinkle coconut on top of frosted cupcakes.
  5. Decorate with jellybeans or other egg-shaped candies.

Here is the rest of our Easter fun this year:

This is the only way to dye Easter eggs with a toddler--using a rubber whisk. Those metal egg holders that come with the egg-dyeing kits are pretty worthless.   This is mess-free and fun for little ones.

The finished product!  DD had no interest in adding stickers or designs.  Just colorful eggs for her, thank you very much!

A bunnies and chicks craft kit from Michaels.  I was planning to make some bunnies from paper plates, but these turned out pretty cute, too.

My mom and daughter made this cute centerpiece.  I have to admit I don't like peeps, so this is the best use I've seen for them.  (Actually the peeps dioramas on the Washington Post's website are pretty cool, too!) 

Happy Easter, Peeps!  (I couldn't resist.)

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