So, let me preface this post with the fact that I had the best intentions for this project. I found the cutest tutorial from Wendy over at Around My Family Table and I was raring to go. I was going to make my own cupcakes, and maybe even invest in piping tips to get that adorable grass look Wendy demonstrated, but then time got away from me. Between a home improvement project taking longer than anticipated (surprise, surprise, right?), and daylight savings time messing with our routines, today’s post has shifted to the working mama’s edition of easter basket cupcakes (hello, store-bought cupcakes!).
What you’ll need:
1 cake mix (and required ingredients to make the cupcakes) or pre-made cupcakes from the store (go with simple, no-frill cupcakes so that you are able to personalize them)
Green icing (if you’re using store-bought icing, Wendy suggests adding extra powdered sugar to thicken the icing a bit to help with the grass tip for your piping bag)
Peeps (one cake mix will make 24 cupcakes, so you’ll want two packs of Peeps)
Robin’s Egg candies (or, if you prefer, jelly beans)
Prepare the cupcakes as directed (or remove the cupcakes from the packaging)
Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, use the grass tip for your piping back to frost the cupcakes.
Cut the ends off of the Twizzlers and insert a toothpick into each opening. Use the Twizzlers as the basket handle.
Place the Peeps on top of the cupcake and add the Robin’s Egg or jelly bean candies.
Fill in any spots on top of the cupcake with extra green icing or appropriate sprinkles.
Marshmallow Peeps are everywhere! We’ve got 14 bloggers with all kinds of recipes and crafts for marshmallow Peeps! Looking for more fun ideas? Check all these great ideas:
White Chocolate Peeps Pops from Foody Schmoody
Peeps Ideas for Easter from Organized Island
Peeps Edible Play Dough from By Trish Sutton
Festive White Chocolate Pies from House of Faucis
Smores Peeps Pops from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Marshmallow Peeps Hair Clip from The TipToe Fairy
Peeps Brownies from My Big Fat Happy Life
Peeps Easter Bunny Pudding Cups from For the Love of Food
Easter Peeps Bunny Bags from Nap Time Creations
Peeps Baked Lemon Cake Donuts from The Foodie Affair
Peeps Easter Basket Cupcakes from One Hoolie Mama
Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Bunnies with FREE Printable from A Grande Life
Peep Tarts Martini from An Affair from the Heart
Peeps Cotton Candy Easter Sundae from An Alli Event
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