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Make these super cute Spring Cupcakes!

Spring has Sprung! And we made cute cupcakes to celebrate SPRING! A cake mix, a batch of frosting and a package of jelly beans and this is what happens in my kitchen πŸ™‚

Well we actually needed something fun & spring-ish (if that’s a word) for a big church dinner and because cupcakes are easy, and we were responsible for dessert….Spring Cupcakes were chosen!

These were pretty easy and alot of fun, and my girls and I spent the afternoon making just over 100 of them, to bring to a church dinner πŸ™‚ So let me share with you how we made them, and you can easily make up a dozen or 2 and celebrate spring with fun cupcakes too!

To keep this easy you can use a yellow cake mix to make your cupcakes. Then you just need some cake tips, white and chocolate frosting, a pkg of jelly beans and get ready for fun!

first of course you’ll need to Mix up your cupcakes either your own recipe or a box mix for yellow cupcakes, bake them according to package directions cool them. And now I’ll share the decorating details…..The Fun Part!!!

Lil Tip here: when you Bake them, bake just until they are done but still moist πŸ™‚

You Will Need:

  • White and chocolate frosting (I used store bought, 1 can of each)
  • A package of jelly beans
  • Toothpicks & scotch tape for the lil signs poked in, we made them, directions below.
  • Piping tips I used: #1 & #4 writer tips, #12 round hole filling tip, #65 leaf tip, and # 233 grass tip. (You may not have these exact tips, but you know my theory: Use what you do have!  So what tips do you have on hand that are similar?  Those will work, I’m sure of it! Because that what I did, was opened my cake tip box to see which ones I could use, to get the effect I wanted)

Baby Birds in the Nest: these are so darling and I will show you how easily you can make them too, with little skill needed. (my 13 and 17yr old daughters could easily make these, so I know you can:)

First frost your cupcake with chocolate frosting.

Next using tip #233 (or a similiar tip) and using chocolate frosting make a circle for the nest.

Next To make the baby bird bodies: first I squeezed 3 round dollops of blue frosting with tip #12. Then to make their lil beaks, I used a tip #65 with yellow frosting. Last using tip #1 (a writing tip) I made all their eyes using chocolate frosting. See now that was easy, even for beginners you can so do this! The key here is get your can of white frosting divided up into the colors you need, get your frosting bags filled with the colors and tips correctly and then it’s time for fun.

Ok now the beak and eyes

ok done and sooooo cute! I love how these baby bird cupcakes turned out! I hope you try them!

Ok Next on to the

Nest with Eggs: these are even easier and you really only need one tip to make these with. First frost these chocolate.

then Any tip that you can write with will work, because you simply will make a round circle like string, for the nest.

But if you have a #233, which is what I’m using to make the nest. Its a tip that’s like a bunch of grass or spaghetti coming out πŸ™‚ Basically I did same thing here to make nest just as I did above for the baby bird nest. I Just squeezed a circle around the top of the frosted cupcake to form a nest, then Next just add 2-3 jelly beans for the eggs. That’s it! 

This cupcake is a great choice if you want to include your younger helpers! They will love to put the eggs in the nest:)

Ok Now for the happy spring cupcakes and the touch of green which was needed to give the finished trays that spring color!

Happy Spring Green cupcakes:

Now I made these because I simply felt the tray needed some green on it. I dyed a lil bit of the white frosting light green and used that to frost the cupcakes with first. Then with whatever light green frosting you have leftover, just add a tad more green dye to it so its a bit darker green. Clever right! Now with the darker green frosting put into a icing bag, you simply make little sprigs of grass using writing tip #4. (or any writing tip you have). That’s all for these…. and my helper was frosting the tops while I was punching out paper circles to make the lil picks, to poke on top.

Ok so Last we just poked the “Happy Spring” tooth-pick signs into them. And they were done.

Now see below how I made those lil picks. I am all about SIMPLE!

“Happy Spring” toothpick Signs:

To make these easy “Happy Spring signs” my daughter just typed those words “Happy Spring” on a word doc on my laptop in green ink. So she had a zillion ‘Happy Spring” words all down the page, (well not a zillion but a couple dozen :).

Then I printed just one sheet out (yep one sheet was plenty) and I punched them all out with my 1 Β½ inch round hand punch. Last I simply taped them to a toothpick! I mean super simple right and super cute! Now You could get more detailed with this, but I did not mind that the lil pc of tape was on back, and I was after SUPER SIMPLE for this!

And I’ll give you another tip: as long as you don’t put a circle “border” around your words and make it look all cute, well then its much easier to punch out your words and not have to have it so perfect, because there’s no border edge to ‘accidentally’ punch toooo close as your punching out these words into the circles ! No what I mean!

Ok Next up Yellow Sunshine Flower Cupcakes:

Well lastly what happened was we ran out of green frosting……. and chocolate frosting, but we still had 12 cupcakes left to frost!

Sooooo my ever creative oldest daughter dyed the last bit of white frosting we had left, into a lovely bright yellow and simply swirled it on as yellow petals and then simply put a jelly bean in center! We didn’t even base frost these ones … kept it suuuper simple! (you can use virtually any tip for this). When they were all finished, it looked like we planned it that way! Haaaa, that’s how most things go ’round here, they happen out of need, to use what ya got πŸ™‚

well just Remember the goal is to “Have fun while serving others”, so Have fun and make some spring cupcakes together to enjoy for your dessert tonight, because a dozen will go far quicker than 100 πŸ™‚

Enjoy and Happy Spring to you all!

Spring Cupcakes!

Spring Cupcakes!

Ingredients

  • White and chocolate frosting (I used store bought, 1 can of each)
  • A package of jelly beans
  • Toothpicks & scotch tape for the lil signs poked in, we made them, directions below.
  • Piping tips I used: #1 & #4 writer tips, #12 round hole filling tip, #65 leaf tip, and # 233 grass tip. (You may not have these exact tips, but you know my theory: Use what you do have!Β  So what tips do you have on hand that are similar?Β  Those will work, I’m sure of it! Because that what I did, was opened my cake tip box to see which ones I could use, to get the effect I wanted)

Instructions

Baby Birds in the Nest: these are so darling and I will show you how easily you can make them too, with little skill needed. (my 13 and 17yr old daughters could easily make these, so I know you can:)First frost your cupcake with chocolate frosting. 

Next using tip #233 (or a similiar tip) and using chocolate frosting make a circle for the nest. 

Next To make the baby bird bodies: first I squeezed 3 round dollops of blue frosting with tip #12. Then to make their lil beaks, I used a tip #65 with yellow frosting. Last using tip #1 (a writing tip) I made all their eyes using chocolate frosting. See now that was easy, even for beginners you can so do this! The key here is get your can of white frosting divided up into the colors you need, get your frosting bags filled with the colors and tips correctly and then it’s time for fun.

Ok Next on to the Nest with Eggs: these are even easier and you really only need one tip to make these with. First frost these chocolate.

then Any tip that you can write with will work, because you simply will make a round circle like string, for the nest.

But if you have a #233, which is what I’m using to make the nest. Its a tip that’s like a bunch of grass or spaghetti coming out 🙂 Basically I did same thing here to make nest just as I did above for the baby bird nest. I Just squeezed a circle around the top of the frosted cupcake to form a nest, then Next just add 2-3 jelly beans for the eggs. That’s it!  

This cupcake is a great choice if you want to include your younger helpers! They will love to put the eggs in the nest:)

Ok Now for the happy spring cupcakes and the touch of green which was needed to give the finished trays that spring color!

Happy Spring Green cupcakes

Now I made these because I simply felt the tray needed some green on it. I dyed a lil bit of the white frosting light green and used that to frost the cupcakes with first. Then with whatever light green frosting you have leftover, just add a tad more green dye to it so its a bit darker green. Clever right! Now with the darker green frosting put into a icing bag, you simply make little sprigs of grass using writing tip #4. (or any writing tip you have). That’s all for these…. and my helper was frosting the tops while I was punching out paper circles to make the lil picks, to poke on top.

Ok so Last we just poked the “Happy Spring” tooth-pick signs into them. And they were done. 

“Happy Spring” toothpick Signs:

To make these easy “Happy Spring signs” my daughter just typed those words “Happy Spring” on a word doc on my laptop in green ink. So she had a zillion ‘Happy Spring” words all down the page, (well not a zillion but a couple dozen :). 

Then I printed just one sheet out (yep one sheet was plenty) and I punched them all out with my 1 ½ inch round hand punch. Last I simply taped them to a toothpick! I mean super simple right and super cute! Now You could get more detailed with this, but I did not mind that the lil pc of tape was on back, and I was after SUPER SIMPLE for this! 

And I’ll give you another tip: as long as you don’t put a circle “border” around your words and make it look all cute, well then its much easier to punch out your words and not have to have it so perfect, because there’s no border edge to ‘accidentally’ punch toooo close as your punching out these words into the circles ! No what I mean!

Ok Next up Yellow Sunshine Flower Cupcakes:

Well lastly what happened was we ran out of green frosting……. and chocolate frosting, but we still had 12 cupcakes left to frost! 

Sooooo my ever creative oldest daughter dyed the last bit of white frosting we had left, into a lovely bright yellow and simply swirled it on as yellow petals and then simply put a jelly bean in center! We didn’t even base frost these ones … kept it suuuper simple! (you can use virtually any tip for this). When they were all finished, it looked like we planned it that way! Haaaa, that’s how most things go ’round here, they happen out of need, to use what ya got 🙂

well just Remember the goal is to “Have fun while serving others”, so Have fun and make some spring cupcakes together to enjoy for your dessert tonight, because a dozen will go far quicker than 100 🙂

Enjoy and Happy Spring to you all!

Delightfully yours,
Annette

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