Easter Goodies: Bunny Cupcakes

Easter may still be a few weeks away, but it is always nice to plan ahead. I love to bake, especially at the holidays. Recently we have been so busy that if I do not plan ahead I will never have time to accomplish anything, thank you baseball season! So I am looking ahead and planning out my Easter to-do’s now. I have already found egg dying tutorials that both my kids and I are excited to try, I have ideas for Easter Baskets, and I have found the perfect (and simple!) Bunny Cupcakes for Easter Day.

Thank you Pillsbury for making my life simple! I try to bake form scratch on most occasions, but with both kids in baseball and school it makes it that much harder to accomplish everything. Especially since the family is attending a wedding out of town in March. This recipe is easy to follow, allows me to not worry about too many instructions, and it is simple enough the kids can help me out.

Bunny cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (15.25 oz.) package Pillsbury™ Funfetti® Premium Cake Mix
  • Additional ingredients to prepare cake mix per package instructions
  • 2 containers Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® White Frosting
  • 24 marshmallows
  • Pink decorator sugar
  • 24 miniature jelly beans (select your favorite colors)
  • 48 black sugar pearl sprinkles

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS

  • Step 1 – Prepare cake mix according to package instructions using water, oil and eggs to make 24 cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Step 2 – Place frosting in large decorating bag fitted with round tip with wide round opening. Pipe a 1 3/4-inch diameter mound of frosting on top of each cupcake.
  • Step 3 – Cut each marshmallow in half diagonally into 2 pieces. Dip cut side of each piece into pink sugar to coat. Place on cupcakes, sugar side up, to resemble ears.
  • Step 4 – Insert one jelly bean into each frosting mound to create noses. Use clean tweezers to place black sprinkles to create eyes.

Once you are done you can enjoy your delicious and adorable looking bunny cupcakes. I know we will!

Easter Egg Decorating

Easter is a fun time in our household. Our kids love to decorate eggs. They enjoy trying new and different decorating ideas every year, so of course I spend sometime before we begin decorating looking for fresh ideas. This year I found so many I just new I had to share them with all of you.

Here are a few:

Shaving Cream Eggs: These unique eggs were created by Crafty Morning. You use sharing cream to create the unique swirled appearance on the egg shells. This is fun and messy, in the best way! Easter Egg Decorating

Galaxy Easter eggs: These eggs are really out of this world! Created by Dream A Little Bigger, they actually look like little mini galaxies. They are actually not as difficult as they look, and make for a very fun day of egg decorating.

Easter Egg Decorating - Galaxy eggs

Avengers Easter Eggs: These eggs are truly super! They will rescue you from a boring egg dying session. Food Fun Family has an excellent tutorial to help you through! This one is a little more complicated for our younger egg decorators, but perfect for our older kids.

Avenger Easter Egg Decorating

Star Wars Eggs: Frugal Fun 4 Boys has once again impressed us with fun and simple tutorials. This one will help you and your kids create all of your favorite Star Wars characters in egg form. Once again this tutorial is easier when followed with adult help, and usually is best for older kids.

Star Wars Easter Egg Decorating

Look out Swim Season: Sugar Skulls in Stock!

Wes and Willy is one of our favorite brands. They love to come out with fun and outrageous styles that will impress boys. This season we have some of their out of this world fun Sugar Skulls Swimwear line.

Swimming season is just around the corner. I know it is hard to believe that when we are still seeing storms, rain, snow, and freezing temperatures, but I promise it is coming. This weekend we turn our clocks forward and the spring season will start to truly appear. The days will stretch to be longer and then the warmer temperatures will come. Before you know it Easter will be here, and what better item to stuff in a basket than some fun new Sugar Skulls Swimwear?

Sugar Skulls are fun Dia De Los Muertas styled skulls decked out in gorgeous flowers, colors, patterns, and designs. This year Wes and Willy created a fun matching swim trunk and tank top adorned with the popular Sugar Skulls design.

Boys Sugar Skulls Swim Trunks by Wes and Willy: This blue background is the perfect setting for these outrageously multi-colored sugar skulls. These trunks are fun, bright, bold, and will impress everyone with their style and flair.

Swim Season Sugar Skulls Trunks

Boys Sugar Skulls Tank Top by Wes and Willy: This red tank top featuring the sugar skull design is a more low-key companion to the bolder swim trunks. The two can be worn together or you can pair the tank with shorts and wear it all summer long and not just at the waters edge.

Swim Season Tank Top