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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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Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls {No Yeast!}

Easy Cinnamon Rolls made with a shortcut of canned crescent rolls. Simple, 20-minute recipe perfect for Valentines Day! 

Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls. No yeast needed for this quick and easy breakfast on Pixiedustkitchen.com!

{Excuse how photo-heavy this post is. I had a lot of fun with the pictures.}

I love cinnamon rolls. In fact, I’d say that they are probably my favorite sweet food- yes, even more than cookies. However, cinnamon rolls take a long time to make, (thank you yeast) and are usually pretty involved, and well, I’m lazy.

But, I finally found a way to make them easy- and they’re mini as well! I love mini foods. They’re so cute, usually easy to make, and you can eat more of them!   With valentines day coming up, and having some leftover cake mix from my red velvet fudge, I decided to make red velvet cinnamon rolls. Who doesn’t want cinnamon rolls filled with one of the best cakes ever?

Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls. No yeast needed for this quick and easy breakfast on Pixiedustkitchen.com!

These cinnamon rolls couldn’t be easier.  You’ll start with a tube of crescent rolls- I used Pillsbury. You’ll roll out half of the rolls and pinch the seams together. Then you’ll spread with melted butter and top with half of the cake mix.  Then you’ll repeat with the next four rolls. You may certainly work with all of the dough at once, however I found that the dough naturally divided into four and four, and it’s generally easier to work in smaller amounts.

Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls. No yeast needed for this quick and easy breakfast on Pixiedustkitchen.com!

Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls. No yeast needed for this quick and easy breakfast on Pixiedustkitchen.com!

You’ll bake the rolls for 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown.  Next, top with a simple glaze that is incredibly forgiving. All you have to remember is one, one, two. One cup powdered sugar, one teaspoon vanilla extract, and two tablespoons milk.  The glaze is incredibly forgiving- if it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar until you’ve reached the desired consistency. Too thin? Add some more milk.  Once the rolls have cooled for a few minutes, drizzle with glaze. Or, if you’re like me, dunk entire roll in glaze. I like a little cinnamon roll with my glaze. (I did that as soon as the camera was off. Light drizzles make for prettier pictures.)

Who wouldn’t want to wake up to soft, warm, and ridiculously easy cinnamon rolls on valentines day? (Or even just next Tuesday!)

Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls. No yeast needed for this quick and easy breakfast on Pixiedustkitchen.com!

Mini Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls {No Yeast!}
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 8
 
Quick and easy red velvet cinnamon rolls, no yeast needed! Perfect for valentines day.
Ingredients
  • FOR CINNAMON ROLLS:
  • 1 tube of 8 crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons red velvet cake mix
  • FOR VANILLA GLAZE:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. TO MAKE ROLLS:
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray 16 cups of a mini muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.
  3. Roll out half of the crescent roll dough and pinch the seams together. Spread with half of the melted butter and top with 1 and ½ tablespoons cake mix.
  4. Starting with the longer end, roll up and cut into 8 even rolls, each ½-1 inch thick and place into muffin tin.
  5. Repeat with remaining dough, butter, and cake mix.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  7. TO MAKE GLAZE:
  8. While rolls are cooling, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Immediately spread on rolls.
  9. Serve warm.
Notes
Rolls may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Leftover glaze should be stored in the refrigerator.
Rolls and glaze may both be reheated in the microwave.

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2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Crescent Rolls

Soft, Buttery crescent rolls with a pumpkin spice filling. Made easy by using pre-made crescents, pumpkin, and fall spices.

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Crescent Rolls. Buttery crescent rolls with a pumpkin spice filling. Made easy with the use of 2 simple shortcuts! |PixieDustKitchen.com

Okay, so technically this is a little more than two ingredients- it’s three. I’m sorry if you feel I lied!  I developed it with the intention to be two- crescent rolls and pumpkin pie filling. However, my grocery store was out of pumpkin pie filling (lots of food bloggers in this area, perhaps?), so I used pure pumpkin and cinnamon sugar. I’m advising you all, however, to use pumpkin spice (found in the spice aisle) or your favorite blend of fall spices. (Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ect.)

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Crescent Rolls. Buttery crescent rolls with a pumpkin spice filling. Made easy with the use of 2 simple shortcuts! |PixieDustKitchen.com

These are super easy. I’m all about the ease these days, given that I live in a dorm room and now do all my baking in a toaster oven. (Granted, a large, powerful kitchen aid toaster oven!) I made these in about 30 minutes, and they are the perfect quick treat- after school snack, breakfast, or side dish for Thanksgiving dinners!

Just crack open a tube of crescent rolls, spread 1 C of pumpkin over top, and sprinkle with spices. Then bake according to package directions- I used Pillsbury, and my baking time was around 15 minutes. Bake until they are golden brown- all ovens are different, so you should use your eyes and not rely 100% on baking times.

These are easy, quick, and perfect for when you need a quick recipe for dinner or your Thanksgiving potluck.

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Crescent Rolls. Buttery crescent rolls with a pumpkin spice filling. Made easy with the use of 2 simple shortcuts! |PixieDustKitchen.com

2-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Crescent Rolls
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Serves: 8
 
Flakey, buttery crescent rolls stuffed with a pumpkin spice filling. Easy, quick, and delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tube Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 C Pure pumpkin or Pumpkin pie filling
  • ¾ Tablespoon pumpkin spice
Instructions
  1. Open and roll out crescent rolls. Separate.
  2. Spread pumpkin evenly over crescent rolls and sprinkle on spices.
  3. Carefully roll up crescent rolls and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.