Every year it has been tradition in the Harris Family to have a massive easter egg hunt and dinner with our extended family. My family fills hundreds and hundreds of candy packed eggs and the little kids have a riot! For the older “kids” they make us team up with another person and take turns leading each other around blindfolded to the eggs using only words and commands. Its pretty hilarious to watch! My dear Grandmother has worked herself to the bone creating wonderful, memorable traditions for all us grandkids. I love her so much!
The last couple years I have brought some colorfully decorated spring cupcakes to the party. Years ago I was inspired by some flower cupcakes one of my talented cousins made for a baby shower. I couldn’t wait to get together the supplies to create my own bouquet of buttercream! This year I wanted to do something a little different from my usual chocolate cupcakes, and went with a fabulously moist carrot cake cupcake for half of them, and a cherry-almond cupcake for the other half. They were such a hit!
These were the second batch of cupcakes I made. I didn’t even get around to taking any decent pictures of the first batch. These cupcakes were for my first annual neighborhood easter egg hunt I put on! The kids had such a blast! I can’t wait to do it again next year!
It is a time consuming venture to make this many different colors of frosting, but it’s totally worth it! It is truly a labor of love. I really enjoy the process, even thought it wears out my little pregnant mommy self.
There are so many ways to make these cupcakes pretty for easter, but I have to say, the cadbury egg-in-the-grass cupcakes are always the little kid favorite! They are so festive and cute. Who doesn’t love a little cadbury egg on their cupcake?
I used several different tips to create the desired “bouquet” effect. I worked on a new cream cheese buttercream recipe to really make these cupcakes stand out. I am really happy with the result! It took several batches until I found the perfect consistency, but I did at last! I may never go back to a plain buttercream again. It was so velvety, but still held its shape very well.
Here is a link to my Moist Carrot Cake Cupcake recipe & the Best Cream Cheese Buttercream recipe! I’ll share the Cherry Vanilla Cupcake recipe tomorrow, so stay tuned!