Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove that it can be a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket.
“These cupcakes look impressive,” says Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs at Wilton, “yet they require just a few easy steps. Simply bake cupcakes and use your favorite cake mix to help speed up prep time. Cool completely, place into Picket Fence Cupcake Wraps or Basket Cupcake Wraps and pipe with green-tinted icing to create grass. If piping isn’t possible, simply spatula ice the cupcakes; either way, they will impress.”
Wilton has a basketful of ideas for finishing these little cakes. Perch miniature nest decorations filled with jelly beans on the icing grass for a playful take on a robin’s springtime roost. Or, top cupcakes with pre-made icing flowers to echo the cheery hues of spring’s first blossoms. These treats will be the perfect end to any Easter hop-pening.
For more Easter or other holiday recipes and ideas, or to order decorating supplies, visit www.wilton.com.
A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket
Yield: Each cupcake serves 1
White Standard Baking Cups
1 package (about 18 ounces) cake mix, any flavor
Water, vegetable oil and eggs to prepare cake mix
Picket Fence Cupcake Wraps or Basket Cupcake Wraps
1 can (16 ounces) White Decorator Icing
Leaf Green Icing Color
Royal Icing Nests with Jelly Beans, Pink and Purple Posies or Multi-Colored Flower Icing Decorations
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place baking cups in standard muffin pan.
Prepare cake mix following package instructions; place batter in prepared pan.
Bake 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely. Insert cooled cupcakes into cupcake wraps. Tint icing green; pipe tip 233 “grass” over tops of cooled cupcakes. Arrange icing decorations on icing.