Saturday, April 23, 2011

Chicky and Bunny Cupcakes for Easter!

I got this simple recipe for chick cupcakes from the Family Dollar website -- but I didn't buy my ingredients there. They didn't have everything, and what was there WASN'T a dollar!

I knew I could do better at Dollar Tree and the 99 Cent Only store, and I did so well, I was able to make Bunny cupcakes too!

You'll need:

Yellow Cake Mix (make according to package with 2 eggs, 3 TBS oil, and 1/2 cup water -- of course you'll need baking cups).

Butter or margarine and Powdered Sugar for the frosting (the recipe on the sugar box calls for 1/4 milk and 1 tsp Vanilla, but you don't really need it, and a half recipe is enough for 12 cupcakes).

Shedded Sweetened Coconut

Yellow food coloring

Coconut candy to make bunny ears, mini chocolate chips or other candy for eyes, and gum drops or gummy worms for the beaks and nose.

Bake your cupcakes and let cool. Make frosting and frost 6 with white icing (these are the bunnies). Add coconut to the tops.

Use a few drops of yellow food coloring to the remaining frosting for the chicks. Place coconut in a baggy with a few drops of the coloring and shake to dye the coconut yellow for the top of the chicky cupcakes. Note there will be some coconut that looks orange from absorbing too much dye, just pick those off.

Now cut the coconut candy and form into little ears for your bunnies. Add the eyes to all the cupcakes.

Cut little triangles of orange candy for the chick beaks, and slice red or pink candies for little bunny noses.

Display with some easter grass and jelly beans and that's it!

Have fun, enjoy, and HAPPY EASTER!!!

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