I love making fun treats for holidays but I am completely useless when it comes to decorating cakes. Isn’t the icing supposed to be eaten out of the tub with your fingers right? Maybe that’s just me! These Easter cupcakes were fun to make and I made a complete fool of myself in Walmart when I realized I could use wafer cookies for the carrot I gasped and high tailed it to the cookie aisle. The poor people in the candy aisle must have thought I was nuts. If only the could have seen these awesome Easter treats!
- Gather your materials. You will need cupcakes, icing (any type will do), orange wafer cookies (vanilla), and edible Easter grass.
- Start by making your cupcakes. I am so not a baker. Mine come from a box more often than not. Have your kids help.
- Cut your wafers in half and then cut the corners off.
- Carefully slide edible Easter grass into the top of the wafer.
- Bake and cool the cupcakes.
- Press a carrot in the middle.
- Enjoy your Easter cupcakes!
Need a healthier treat? Try these Frozen Smoothie Easter Eggs
Tina Cocolina: Queen of the Cupcakes by Pablo Cartaya and Martin Howard. I hate writing bad reviews because I think even bad books can be some child’s favorite. This may be my daughter’s favorite, but it doesn’t mean it’s well written. This book had great intentions, creating characters who are cupcakes and our heroine Tina is one without a topping. This is only an issue because she wants to compete in a topping pageant. You might guess by the title that she wins it. I was hoping that there was some twist or depth but no, she finds her topping and wins. That’s it. The writers were too ambitious and the book just didn’t work.
The artwork by Kristen Richards was marvelous. Scrumptious even! I think it was the super cute illustrations that prompted my daughter to crawl to the book (yes, crawl for the 1st time ever). So while I hate giving it a bad review, other than making me really really hungry for cupcakes, it just didn’t do it for me or my son. I am going to copy the recipes in the back for cupcakes and icing before returning it to the library.
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I LOVE this! Thank you so much for the idea…I could actually do this project 🙂
Sarah Bahm says
What a cute (and easy) idea!!!
Super idea! I love how easy and cute these cupcakes are. I have to bring preschool snack again soon and think I might make carrot cake cupcakes and use your idea for the topper. Thanks for sharing…even if it meant a little Walmart embarrassment 🙂
Karen H says
I recently discovered your blog and I’m very inspired with how you connect your crafts and activities with books. I posted some ideas my daughter and I are working on this week that are book-inspired, too!
Looks great and easy, I will try this. Thanks
Carrot cupcakes! That is so creative and perfect for Easter!
These look SO GOOD. I’ll be using this idea, for sure!
Cindy deRosier says
I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your carrot cupcakes! You can see them here:
If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!
just saw your adorable cupcakes on pintrest… thank you so much for sharing your creativity! I will definitely be making soon… we are a bunny-obsessed home! 🙂
Allison McDonald says
If you like bunnies swing back around later this week because rumor has it there will be a fun bunny project soon!
Barbara Peterson says
Where can you buy eatable Easter grass?
Allison McDonald says
I think I got this at Walmart but anywhere that cake decorating supplies are sold should have it. Like Michaels.
Sadly i just found your blog when easter gone, well i will keep this in bookmark so that’s the way i can remember you next time. you blog is really helpfull and want to appreciate your efforts. let me know if i can help you with any matter.