Easter Cupcakes - How To (a Tutorial)

4.04.2010

I've been promising to post some how-to's/tutorials on my blog. I know this is mainly a cookie blog, but my cookie tutorial is going to take some time for me to put together. So in the meantime, I will provide you with an Easter cupcake tutorial instead.

First, before you do anything in the kitchen...WASH YOUR HANDS!

CUPCAKES: Use your favorite cupcake recipe or packaged cake mix. Some of my faves: Duncan Hines in classic white, pineapple or strawberry; or if you're fortunate enough to live in Texas and have access to HEB: Hill Country Farm brand lemon cake mix is SUPER GOOD (thanks Amy!!)

FROSTING: I like to do the big, billowy, fluffy stuff. It's just so pretty. But I'm also not a big fan of actually eating frosting--especially if it's dense and sweet. That's why I use a Whipped Buttercream Icing...it takes some time but it's so worth it...and you aren't in a sugar coma by the time you get to the cupcake - which I think is the best part ;)

Use a disposable or large pastry bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip (I like the Wilton 2D - available at most craft stores or cake shops)


Stuff the bag with the icing (you may have to do it twice), and pipe in a spiral, starting with the outer rim of the cupcake and working inward. While still wet, apply sprinkles, nonpareils or sanding sugar. Then top with a little marshmallow-shaped bunny (Kraft) and voila...Easter Cupcakes!!!



2 comments:

Steve and Kathy said...

Thanks Kris...my frosting has been a dud lately. I am so excited to try this recipe! However, I know just because you have a recipe, doesn't guarantee the skill to make the finished product turn out like yours! How about a private demo. The cupcakes are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Amy said...

Goodness girl! For some reason, your blog isn't showing up in my bloglines! I figured you weren't updating! Glad you liked the lemon cake too! isn't it DIVINE?! i need to stock up on that in my food storage. ::snort:: :)