Easter Bunny Chick and Nest Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

We are getting ready for Easter by making cupcakes and decorating them as Easter Bunnies, Chicks, and Nests with eggs!  These are fun to let the kiddos help decorate because they are so easy to do once you have everything ready.

I used a box carrot cake mix to make my cupcakes.  I did make my own homemade icing, though.  Once you make it homemade, it’s hard to use a store bought.





Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

1 stick butter
1 block cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup powder sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice

Whip together the butter and cream cheese in a mixer until fluffy, add the vanilla, then the powder sugar.  Whip on high for a bit, then when almost done, add the lemon juice.   Scoop into a container and let chill in the fridge until ready to use.


To decorate the cupcakes, you will need shredded coconut.  I separated it into a few containers for easy access.  To color the coconut green for grass, or yellow for chicks, put about 5 drops of food coloring in the container, seal and SHAKE!

To make bunnies, use plain white coconut, chocolate chips for eyes, a half a pink jelly bean for a nose.  I used gel icing to make whiskers, and cut a marshmallow in half for bunny ears.  The pink is just a little left over icing with a bit of pink food coloring added.

Easter Cupcakes Bunny

For the chicks, use yellow colored coconut, chocolate chips for eyes, and an orange Reese’s Pieces for a beak.  You can of course substitute for anything you may have on hand to decorate.  Gumdrops, gel icing, etc.

Easter Cupcakes Chick

To make the nests, toast coconut in an oven until slightly brown.  sprinkle on top of an iced cupcake and add egg candy pieces to the top.  We also did jelly beans on green colored coconut for grass.

Easter Cupcakes Nest

Using these decorations, you can let the kids decorate their own cupcake as they like!


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