Every year, I always enjoy getting creative in the kitchen with a different Easter themed sweet treat. Last year, I made the Mini Egg Easter Cake extravaganza with a whopping 125 mini eggs. Previously, it was Mini Egg Marshmallow Cakes – so you can see I am big mini egg fan! 2020 is no exception, and I am here again with a recipe that includes a generous amount of these pastel-chocolatey-crispy-oval balls of happiness.
As I was being super organised this year, I picked up the majority of these ingredients from Hobbycraft waay before Covid-19 and lockdown. Hopefully you are able to find similar supplies and make your own versions.
You will need:
A Cupcake Kit (or make your own if you are a baking-pro)
2 medium eggs
Cupcake cases (Polka Dots)
I like to keep baking as simple as possible – step one is add your butter, eggs and cake mix in a bowl & stir.
Bakedin Kits are my current go-to when it comes to quick and tasty cakes. In the past, I have made Cookies & Rainbow Cakes using these handy little pre-made mixes. Anything which saves time and effort on measuring ingredients to make more time for the decorating (the fun bit, amiright?) then I’m all for it.
Whilst the oven is pre-heating at 180 degrees, it’s time to scoop the mixture into your pretty polka dot cases. Other favourite designs are these fantastic Llama Cupcake Cases, these Pastel Cases (perfect for Easter!) and this bright vibrant Multi-Colour Mini Cupcake collection. This mix made 10 big cupcakes.
I’ve recently discovered Colour Splash Food Colouring Gel and am in love with the huge range of gorgeous shades. For these cupcakes, I went for the most Easter-y pastel colours I could find. Simply add a few drops of gel into an icing bowl and mix well. Top tip: you only need a couple of splashes as it’s very vibrant!
If you have been following my posts this year, you may recognize that this method is very similar to the steps I followed in my Triple Colour Cupcakes. My original plan was to try multi-coloured icing again, using my Colour Swirl Decorating Kit. However, due to a piping bag explosion, I decided to go simple with my icing.
It didn’t matter too much, as I ended up going full-on with mini egg decorating, leaving no icing uncovered. I think if my triple colour icing worked better then I wouldn’t have smothered these little cupcakes. However, looking on the positive side, my icing mishap simply resulted in tons and tons of mini eggs! Win!
And here is the fun part, go crazy decorating your cakes! I thought the carrots were very cute and appropriate, although if they are unavailable, you can get creative and try lots of different toppers such as these Pink Flowers and Leaves, Pink Ombre Flowers, Purple Ombre Flowers, or Unicorns & Rainbows!
So despite the icing mega fail, I am still really happy with how these turned out. Baking is such a fun way to spend an afternoon getting creative and making something delicious in the process. Being at home a lot now means we have more time to try new things! It’s simple and great for getting the kids involved too.
I hope you enjoyed my latest baking adventure, it was so nice to switch off for a few hours and get creative with these tasty cupcakes. Even though times are certainly unusual right now, I hope you all have a nice Easter and treat yourself to something sweet and delicious. Sending lots of love to you all <3
Are you doing any Easter baking this year? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!
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