Thursday, March 21, 2013

Easter Cupcakes

I have kind of been trying to improve my cupcake decorating skills. Today I am working on Easter cupcakes. It has to be easy and fairly simple!


Adding grass to my cupcakes is my main objective in this process. I am using a Wilton grass tip.


I was determined to get the hang of it and discovered it was all in how much icing and pressure I was applying. This one looks too much like a star so I need to apply less pressure and pull the tip a little to get the glassy look.


 Too much pressure and too much icing and my grass looked so not like grass. So take it easy on the pressure!

I jazzed the cupcakes up with Wilton cupcake wrappers and Icing Decorations.


 Now maybe no one will notice they aren't perfect and will eat them quickly! A few jelly beans make it colorful.


 Add a few Peeps to the plate . . . 



and some Decorated cookies from Panera Bread.

I'm going to replate them on Lenox Eternal Gold china and now they even take on a look of elegance. I'm adding them to an Easter tablescape that I'll show you soon.

 Thanks for stopping in to see another attempt by me at cupcake decorating. - Judy.



Linking to:

Metamorphoris Monday at BNOTP
On The Menu Monday at StoneGable

Marvelous Monday at This Gal Cooks

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Tasty Thursday at The Mandatory Mooch

Thursday’s Treasures at Food Done Light


Foody Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper



14 comments:

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Judy, your cupcakes make me smile--and I'm hungry, too! I didn't know that Wilton made a grass tip, so I'll put it on my list. This is such a GREAT Foodie Friday recipe!

Dining Delight said...

I think you did a terrific job with the 'grass'! I am not a baker so have no idea how hard that type of thing is but they look great to me - love how you finished them off with the bunny and jelly beans and cupcake papers.

DD

Patricia Hinkel said...

Hi! Those turned out so cute.
Happy Spring.

Christie Daruwalla said...

Your Easter basket cupcakes are adorable. I saw them on Rattlebridge Farms. Would love for you to link to Thursdays Treasures. I know our readers would love them too.

The Tablescaper said...

I think you're doing a great job of improving your skills. These are darling.

- The Tablescaper

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! I love the fence wrappers:@)

Diane said...

Judy - I am so impressed! I have to entertain my family on Easter and seeing what you are doing is very depressing. Do you think I could learn to make those cute cupcakes in just a few days? Lol!! Great post.

Mary said...

Adorable cupcakes Judy! Love your grass & wrappers and of course the Peeps!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Adorable!

Patty said...

Your guests will love every piece on that plate! Thanks for showing us how to make the grass. I have never explored that. Happy Easter!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Too cute! I enjoy cute decorated cookies and cupcakes but I usually buy them at a local bakery because I don't have too much talent in this department! Those cupcake wrappers are the cutest.

Martha said...

They are so cute! I got the same decorations but colored the frosting to match the jelly beans -- much cuter with "grass" and more jelly beans! I'll have to do that for the next batch! But our store doesn't carry that clever fence wrapper. That makes it perfect!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Judy,
These are great cupcakes for Easter, very special! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jann Olson said...

Oh I think they look just darling! The grass looks like you perfected it to me. I'm sure they disappeared in a bug hurry. Thanks for sharing them with Share Your Cup. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!
hugs,
Jann