Easy Egg Hunt Cupcakes

Need a simple, last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are perfect, and made simple by the use of a cake mix and store bought frosting.

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

These cupcakes have been on my mind for quite some time now, and I’m so glad I got around to actually making them! They look impressive, but they’re actually quite easy. All you need is a cupcake recipe (I used a Pillsbury box mix, but you can use a homemade recipe like this one) and some green frosting. Again, I used store bought, but you can used any recipe you prefer (Like this one with a few drops of green food coloring added in) just make sure you have at least two cups.

Other supplies you’ll need are a piping bag and a Wilton 233 piping tip, also known as a grass tip. I prefer to use a coupler for my frosting tips, but it is not completely necessary. I topped my cupcakes with Reese’s Pieces eggs, but you may certainly use mini cadbury creme eggs if that’s more up your ally.

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

If you don’t want to run out and buy a new pipping tip for these cupcakes, you could use a large round tip to decorate, or simply spread the frosting on with a spoon or knife.  You can also just place the frosting in a piping bag or large zip top back and cut off the tip, and swirl the frosting on sans piping tip. I have never tried that myself, but I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t work.

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

To start, bake and cool your cupcakes according to frosting directions. If you’re opting to make your own frosting, make that while the cupcakes are cooling. Once the cupcakes are cool and the frosting is prepared, place the tip in your frosting bag, then the frosting.  Gently squeeze the frosting onto the cupcakes with short “bursts” pulling up each time. making sure the majority of the cupcake is covered.

From my experience, it was a little harder at first to use the tip, but once the first cupcake is out of the way, it is much much easier! Writing this was a little hard for me, and I’m considering making a video showing how to decorate the cupcakes. Let me know if a video would helpful!

Need a last minute treat for Easter? These cupcakes are super easy and can be made in no time! They look impressive, but are secretly easy to decorate.

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8 Comments on Easy Egg Hunt Cupcakes

  1. Beth @ bethcakes
    April 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Super cute cupcakes, Faith! I love the Easter Egg Hunt idea behind them. Plus Easter candy on top of cupcakes!? These are too cute!
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    • faith
      April 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Beth!

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    • faith
      April 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Rachel!

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    • faith
      April 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Kayle! That is really good to know about the ziploc bag for decorating.

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  2. Regina @ Leelalicious
    April 19, 2014 at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

    Adorable cupcakes! I love the grass tip. And Reese’s Pieces eggs?? Really? I don’t think we have them in Canada. Would love those. Definitely better than cream eggs…
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    • faith
      April 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Regina! I can’t believe no Reese’s Piece’s eggs- they are definitely much better than creme eggs!

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