Easter is a time of celebration! And, of course, for the kids it's a time for jelly beans and chocolate bunnies.
If you're invited to an Easter egg hunt and need to take something make it special. The kids will love decorating these extra easy cupcakes and everyone will think you spent hours on them.
Have the kids stir up their favorite cupcake recipe and bake 'em! Frost them with pastel colored frosting... either use your favorite recipe or store bought for quick and easy.Sprinkle the tops of the cupcakes with green coconut (easy... just put coconut in a jar with a drop... maybe two of green food coloring and shake it up... the kids love doing the shaking up!). This will be the grass for the cupcake basket. Then let the kids decorate with jelly beans so it looks like eggs in an Easter basket.
Top the cupcakes off with red string licorice making the "handle of the basket."
The kids are gonna love 'em and have a great time with this "hoppy" project!
Get Kids Cooking!
Jan McCracken, Culinary Coach for Kids