Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Short on time this Easter? Whip up some adorable and easy Easter cupcakes!  Easter weekend is usually filled with Easter brunch, Easter lunch, Easter dinner, Easter egg hunts, Easter cocktails...  so who has time to whip up sweet treats for all of these festivities?  Pick out an easy cupcake recipe or buy a dozen from your favorite bakery and decorate them yourself!  Decorating these cupcakes took me 15 minutes tops.  Hope you enjoy this post and have a fabulous Easter weekend! 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • Green food coloring paste or 4 - 8 drops of regular food coloring
  • Zip lock bag
  • Peeps, chocolate eggs or garnish of your choice
Directions: 
  1. Dip toothpick or chopstick into food coloring paste.  Dab paste along the inside of the plastic bag.   If using regular food coloring, add 4 drops of food coloring into the ziplock bag. 
  2. Add 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes.  Massage coconut flakes to distribute the food coloring evenly. 
  3. Add more food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green.  If the color is too vibrant, add more coconut flakes to suit your taste.
  4. Sprinkle dyed coconut on cupcakes. 
  5. Garnish with Peeps, chocolate eggs, or anything Easter! 
Get your ingredients ready! 
Dip chopstick or toothpick into food coloring paste. 
Apply food coloring to the inside of the ziplock bag. 
Add one cup of coconut flakes. 
Seal bag.
Massage coconut flakes to evenly distribute the food coloring. 
Ta da! 
Set aside dyed coconut flakes. 
Get your garnishes ready!  I used Cadbury chocolate eggs.
I had to eat a Peep before I took the photo.  I love these little suckers. 
Frost cupcakes.  
Sprinkle coconut flakes. 

Decorate as you please. 

I added a dab of frosting to the bottom of each Peep as "glue" to hold it in place. 


Which one is your favorite?
Happy Easter and happy baking. 

xoxo
Grace