Easter Cupcakes Ideas – Cookies Too!

So excited to show you some lovely edible Easter cookie and cupcake ideas today!

From Somewhat Simple, yummy looking Carrot Cupcakes.  The carrots are made from fondant which can easily be purchased and she used real carrot tops!

Carrot Cake Cupcake

From Seeded at the Table, some adorable Easter Sugar Cookies that looks like a nest with eggs… easy to make, and so, so cute!  You’ll want to read her post and then click here for her Easter Sugar Cookie Recipe.

easter-nest-cookies

 

From Munchkin Munchies, a great tutorial on how to make these Easter Bunny cookies on a stick.  An edible marker from the craft store makes it so simple!

funny-bunny-cookie-on-a-stick

 

From Sweetopia.com, an incredible Mini Easter Cookie Tree – oh. my. goodness!  Lovely, and so sweet…

I’m sure your kids would love to make their own versions with cookies that they decorated themselves!

mini-easter-egg-tree

And from Ingrid’s Adventures in Baking, some adorable Easter chick cupcakes – I love these, and I know my kids would get a big kick out of them too.  They are made from one large cupcake (for the body) and one mini cupcake (for the head).  She piped feathers using cake decorating tip #16 and some yellow butter cream. The eyes and beaks are made from fondant, with the pupils painted in with gel food coloring.

crazy-chicken-cupcakes

What are YOU baking for spring and Easter?  We’d love to hear about it!

Cookies… cookies… and MORE cookies!

I only recently became aware of the WONDER that is the decorated sugar cookie.  I mean, sure, I’ve made lots of cookies in my life, and I’ve even decorated a few for the holidays over the years, but OH. MY. WORD.  I really had no idea what one could do with royal icing and some decorating talent.  (And actually, I have neither of those – icing OR talent – so even though I now KNOW what one could do, I couldn’t really do it if I tried).

Ahem.

How about I just show you some FABULOUS cookies, eh?  And maybe a tutorial or two?  From a few folks who DO have icing… and talent!

One of my most favorite new cookie sites is SugarBelle’s.  You will soon see why!  Check out some of her cookie masterpieces below!

Sunbursts…

The perfect jack-o-lantern cookies, with tips on making orange frosting:

An amazing example of how a cookie cutter can be used for more than one design:

Amazing!  (I know, I said that already, but really… )

Are you getting exciting about the cookie design possibilities?  Below you’ll  find several how to decorate with royal icing tutorials. Such as this fabulous lesson at Sweetopia.net with Top Ten Cookie Decorating tips about using Royal Icing:

And another one on how to “flood” cookies with Royal Icing. (I’ve learned a LOT of new terms in my cookie design making quest!)

I’m SO not done yet… look at THIS tutorial on quatrefoil designed cookies:

And this one, on making chevron-inspired cookies (another from SugarBelle’s!):

AND… I am going to finish out with these adorable angel cookies… and the tutorial on making them!

So, who is going to make some cookies?  (I’m volunteering to EAT them… or… admire them!)

And JUST in case you don’t have icing OR talent (just like me), here is a link to all our fabulous Cookie Favors in the Diva Entertains shop.