Two Easter Cupcakes: Bunny and Flower Cupcakes

My son’s 4th birthday was yesterday. I remember being in the hospital for a routine ultrasound and going into labor with him. I called my husband who was in a golf tournament and told him I was in labor but to keep playing because I probably wouldn’t have the baby for a while. And that’s when being a people pleaser makes you say crazy things.

My husband, knowing better, came to the hospital anyway.

For my son’s birthday I needed easy cupcakes for both his preschool and swimming class. I used two easy Betty Crocker recipes but added milk and sour cream to the batter for an extra soft and fluffy cupcake.

For his preschool class I brought these pretty cupcakes. So pretty…until they tipped over, even thought I had them in one of those cupcake carriers, on the way to school.
These ending up being more work than I was planning on but still cute.
Easter Bunny Cupcakes
Source: adapted slightly from Betty Crocker
Ingredients:
1 box Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs

Pink food color
2 containers Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting
5 large marshmallows
Pink sugar
Candy decorations and sprinkles, as desired

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper liners in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

2. Mix cake mix, sour cream, milk, oil, and eggs on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat for 2 minutes on high.

3. Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full and bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.

4. Stir a few drops pink food color into 1 container of frosting. Frost cupcakes with pink frosting.

5. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoonful white frosting on center of each cupcake. To make ears, cut each large marshmallow crosswise into 5 pieces with kitchen scissors. Using scissors, cut through center of each marshmallow piece to within 1/4 inch of edge. Separate to look like bunny ears; press 1 side of cut edges into pink sugar, flattening slightly. Arrange on each of the white frosting mounds as shown. Use candy decorations and sprinkles to make eyes, nose and whiskers as shown. Store loosely covered.

I made these for swim lessons.
These were much easier and equally cute.
Flower Cupcakes
Source: adapted slightly from Betty Crocker
Ingredients:
1 box Betty Crocker white cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 container white frosting
30 large marshmallows
colored sprinkles or colored sugar

jumbo sprinkles or gumdrops

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper liners in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

2. Mix cake mix, sour cream, milk, oil, and eggs on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat for 2 minutes on high.

3. Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full and bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.

4. Frost cupcakes with frosting.

5. Using kitchen scissors, cut each marshmallow crosswise into 4 slices (5 petals total). Sprinkle slices with colored sugar. Arrange 5 slices on each cupcakes in flower shape. Place jumbo sprinkle or gumdrop in the middle.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Tip: To make your own colored sugar just put a 1/2 cup of white sugar in a Ziploc baggy with a couple drops of food coloring. Shake around until color disperses. If there are any clumps remove. Now you have colored sugar!

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  1. I must tell you and tell you now… your blog is VERY dangerous! =0) I can’t wait to try all your recipes, oh yeah, and then I’ll send you a bill for all the gym classes I will have to attend when I’m done! HAHA, thanks for the recipe inspiration!

  2. Too adorable!

  3. excellent! I just went to the store and forgot to get some ideas as to what i was going to bring for our Saturday Easter gathering so I just thought I would play it safe and get boxed cake mix and just some cream cheese for the frosting but now I actually have some Easter decorations for the top! thanks so much! thankfully I already have leftover Marshmallows.

  4. These are both so cute. The bunny one is my favorite. I love the whiskers!

  5. These look so great, my nephew has ordered me help him bake something to take to his teachers :) These look perfect !

  6. Both are just adorable! My little ones would love these! Anything with a marshmallow is always a hit!!

  7. ADORABLE!!

    I love them both :) Happy Easter!!

  8. They are both so cute! I cant wait to try them!

  9. These are great for Easter and Spring!

  10. They are both so cute!! And happy birthday to your son!

  11. Soooo cute!!! Happy Birthday to your little man!!:)

  12. Yeah, these kinds of cupcakes are always more work than you think they’ll be. I’m planning some very similar cupcakes for my daughter’s birthday party too – I’ll be sure to budget more time – just in case! So worth it though – your cupcakes are adorable!

  13. Oh, these look so cute! I love the marshmallow bunnies on top! So perfect for easter :)

  14. ooo perfect!! both of them! I love the flowers tho! = : – ) Happy Easter

  15. Whew..! These cupcakes are so much pretty good and yummy.. !!!