Easter Basket Cupcakes

So cute… and easy to make!

Make 6 cupcakes using your favorite cake recipe or a box mix. Let cool completely before frosting.

1 cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
4 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup water
Green food coloring
Jelly beans
Wilton cupcake basket kit

Mix shortening, vanilla, and butter flavoring with an electric mixer on low speed. Alternately add powdered sugar and water until desired consistency is reached. You may need to add more powdered sugar or water to achieve consistency. Add  green food coloring to get desired color. Using the grass decorating tip, pipe frosting onto cupcakes making it look like grass. Add basket handles and jelly beans for eggs.

* I used
Wilton’s Kelly Green food coloring
Wilton’s # 233 decorating tip


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  1. Cutest cupcakes ever! That is all!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  2. Very cute!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  3. It is super cute!
    Thanks for linking!!

  4. stopping by from the blog hop at:

    These are such a CUTE idea!!!
    i will have to make these for work thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Very Cute..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  6. so sweet;)

    Found you at Mrs. Happy Homemaker!

  7. Hi! Found your site through the clever chicks blog hop. Great blog! Look forward to following along!

  8. These are adorable. At first I thought the handle was a candy cane. Who knew they made one for just such a reason. Pinning!

  9. Very cute. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    We hope to see you there.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  10. clever as well as beautiful had to pin them thanks for sharing

  11. Oh La La, I love your Easter cupcakes! They are so cute and festive. ;o)

  12. oh may. well, i would not dare to eat these. they are for looking at. so pretty!!!!!

  13. Easter is my favorite holiday. Love the little cupcakes!

  14. These are adorable! You will be one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party tomorrow at The Dedicated House! Pop on in and grab a feature button for your blog. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. Love this idea! So cute! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday. It was voted #3 today! We will be featuring it on a post in Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow at Please come over to check it out and come back next week with another great recipe!

  16. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. Adorable! I'm featuring these later this week from Pinworthy Projects. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Such sweet little baskets. Love the handles! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  19. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree, I've featured your project in this week's newest. It will be up on Thursday and I hope you'll come by to see it and share more of your crafty skills!

  20. Oh my goodness!! These are adorable. This post is being FEATURED this week on Tasty Thursdays linky party. It just went live!! Thanks for linking up. Hope you will join me again this week. Nichi

  21. I found your blog thru Mandatory Mooch's Tasty Thursday! These are so cute!! Like another reader I too thought they were candy cane handles - who knew Wilton makes a special cupcake basket kit?? How creative!

  22. Featuring you today from last week's Pinworthy Projects Party!

  23. These looks so cute. Thanks for sharing them on Foodie Friends Friday last week and I hope that you will join us this week.

  24. Oh my, these are cute! Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!


  25. So cute! This craft will definitely go to my Easter 2014 pinterest board. So love it!

    Happy Easter


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