Easy DIY Easter Cupcake Decorations


Learn how to decorate Easter cupcakes as your favorite spring animals! These easy Easter cupcake decorations show how to frost your favorite cupcakes as an Easter bunny, lamb, or chick. 

You can also bake homemade donuts and decorate them for Easter, or try our other spring dessert recipes for Easter: Gluten Free Raspberry Cream Pie | Aunt Jenny’s Lemon Bars | Berry Fields Cake

Easy DIY Easter Cupcake Decorations

DIY Easter Cupcake Decorations

After Easter dinner, it’s a must to have a springy Easter dessert! These spring animal cupcakes can be made and decorated in advance, or decorated as part of an after-dinner activity for the kids (and adults!)

Easy DIY Easter Cupcake Decorations

Make an Easter bunny, spring chick, or spring lamb cupcake. We’ve also included instructions for super easy carrot cupcake decorating and easy egg nest decorating (if your chocolate candy eggs can last that long 😉

If you’ll be having kids decorate these Easter cupcakes, we recommend prepping the candy melt pieces in advance so they will be hardened and ready to use. 

Looking for a delicious Easter cupcake recipe? Try our chocolate carrot cake cupcakes or colorful blue velvet cupcakes.

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Bunny Cupcake

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How to Decorate Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Supplies:

Decoration Prep:

Chop the shredded coconut into small pieces and place in a bowl.

Melt the white candy melts in the microwave and add to a plastic squeeze bottle. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, draw and fill in bunny ear shapes with the melted white chocolate to form ears. Add the pink nonpareil sprinkles right away to the center of the ears. Set aside to harden (at least 10 minutes).

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Bunny Cupcake

Lightly cover the spaghetti with black food coloring or black edible food marker and set aside to dry. (The food marker is much less messy!)

To Decorate:

Use a knife to frost a cupcake with  white frosting and dip in coconut to completely cover.

Pro tip: Use white food coloring to make the white frosting extra white. 

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Bunny Cupcake

Add eyes (mini M&M candies), nose (large pink heart sprinkle), and mouth (pink jimmies sprinkles).

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Bunny Cupcake

Stick 2 ears into the cupcake at a slight angle. Cut small pieces of spaghetti for the whiskers and push into the cupcake gently. (You can also use just black jimmies sprinkles.)

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Bunny Cupcake

How to Decorate Spring Chick Cupcakes for Easter

Supplies:

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Chick Cupcake

Decoration Prep:

Color the frosting green (cupcake base — can be any color you like), yellow (chick body), dark yellow or orange (feathers), and another shade of yellow (more feathers). You will need decorator bags with the following tips/colors:

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Chick Cupcake

Melt a small amount of orange candy melts in the microwave and add to a decorator bag. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, pipe the legs/feet for the chick cupcakes. Let harden at least 10 minutes.

To Decorate:

Use a knife to frost a cupcake with green frosting (or whatever color you choose).

Pipe a large mound of yellow frosting using the #1A large round tip, then a smaller mound on top of that using the #12 medium round tip.

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Chick Cupcake

Add beak (orange daisy sprinkle) and eyes (black pearl sprinkles).

Pipe small tufts of feathers on top of the chick’s head using #3 tip and #2 tip in orange/yellow.

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Chick Cupcake

Carefully stick the orange chocolate legs into the chick’s body.

Gift these to someone in a special handmade treat box! Tutorial here.

How to Decorate Easter Lamb Cupcakes

Supplies:

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Lamb Cupcake

Decorating Prep:

Color a small amount of frosting pink. Place in a decorator bag fitted with #2 small round tip. Place white frosting in a decorator bag fitted with #10 medium round tip.

Pro tip: Use white food coloring to make the white frosting extra white. 

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Lamb Cupcake

Cut a small marshmallow in half and dip the cut side into the pink nonpareil sprinkles to form ears.

To Decorate:

Thinly frost the cupcake with white frosting, using a knife. Pipe an oval mound of frosting, the lamb’s face/head.

Cover the rest of the cupcake with small round circles of frosting.

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Lamb Cupcake

To flatten the spikes on the frosting dots: dip your finger in water, shake off the excess, and gently push down the spike.

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Lamb Cupcake

Add ears to head, and pipe on mouth with pink frosting. Add nose (heart sprinkle) and eyes (black pearl sprinkles).

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Spring Lamb Cupcake

Pipe 3 more circles of white frosting on top of the head.

How to Decorate Carrot Cupcakes

Supplies:

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Carrot Cupcake

Decorating Prep:

Color the frosting. Place the orange frosting in a decorator bag fitted with #10 medium tip.

Pro tip: Use white food coloring to make the white frosting extra white. 

Cut triangular carrot top shape from green candy.

Easy Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate a Carrot Cupcake

To Decorate:

Frost cupcake with white frosting using a knife.

Pipe on carrot shape with the #10 medium round tip, using circular motion.

Place the green candy carrot top in the orange frosting carrot.

How to Decorate Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes

Supplies:

Decorating Prep:

Color frosting green (or color of your choice). Place in a decorator bag fitted with #10 medium round tip.

Place sprinkles into a shallow plate or bowl.

To Decorate:

Frost cupcake with green frosting (or color of your choice) using a knife.

Pipe the frosting around the edge of the cupcake using the #10 medium round tip.

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Egg Nest Cupcake

Smooth the edge with an offset spatula

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Egg Nest Cupcake

Dip the frosting rim into the sprinkles to make the next. Add candy eggs.

Easter Cupcakes: How to Decorate an Easter Egg Nest Cupcake

More fun Easter dessert recipes:

DIY Easter Cupcake Decoration Instructions

Easter Cupcakes

Ingredients

Chicks

  • Frosting: Yellow, Orange, and Green
  • Orange Candy Melts
  • Daisy Sprinkles
  • Black Sprinkles eyes
  • Disposable Decorator Bag
  • Large Round Tip
  • Medium Round Tip
  • Small Round Tip

Bunnies

  • Frosting: White use white food coloring for extra white frosting
  • Coconut cut into small pieces
  • White Candy Melts
  • Pink Nonpareil Sprinkles
  • Large Heart Sprinkles
  • Pink Jimmie Sprinkles
  • Mini M&M candies
  • Plastic Squeeze Bottle
  • Dry Spaghetti or Black Jimmie Sprinkles
  • Black food coloring or black edible food marker the marker is less messy to use

Lambs:

  • Frosting: White and Pink
  • Pink Nonpareil Sprinkles
  • Small Heart Sprinkles
  • Black Sprinkles eyes
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Disposable Decorator Bag
  • #10 Round Tip
  • #2 Round Tip

Carrots:

  • Frosting: Orange and White
  • Green gummy candy I used Haribo Sour Streamers. Gum Drops would also work.
  • #10 Round Tip
  • Knife for cutting candy

Eggs

  • Frosting: Green
  • Candy Eggs
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

Chicks Instructions:

  • Color frosting.

  • Fit a #4 small round tip in a disposable decorator bag.

  • Add a small amount of orange candy melts to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating 20 seconds at a time until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until completely melted.

  • Carefully add to decorator bag.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Pipe out the legs with feet for the chicks.

  • Let set at least 10 minutes to harden.

  • Frost cupcake with green frosting, or any color you like.

  • Fit a #1A large round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with yellow frosting.

  • Fit a #12 medium round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with yellow frosting.

  • Pipe on a large mound of frosting with the large tip, then a smaller mound on top of the large mound.

  • Add beak and eyes.

  • Fit a #3 small round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with dark yellow or orange frosting

  • Fit a #2 small round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with another shade of yellow frosting.

  • Pipe on feathers.

  • Remove legs from parchment paper and add under chick body.

Bunnies Instructions:

  • Cut coconut into smaller pieces and place in bowl.

  • Add a white candy melts to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating 20 seconds at a time until chocolate is almost melted. Stir until completely melted.

  • Carefully add to plastic squeeze bottle.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Squeeze out the chocolate to form an ears.

  • Immediately add pink nonpareil sprinkles.

  • Set aside to harden.

  • Lightly covered spaghetti with black food coloring and set aside to dry.

  • Frost cupcake with white frosting.

  • Dip into coconut to completely cover.

  • Add eyes, face and ears.

  • Cut pieces of spaghetti for the whiskers and gently push into the cupcake.

Lambs Instructions:

  • Thinly frost cupcake with white frosting.

  • Color small amount of frosting pink.

  • Fit a #2 small round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with pink frosting.

  • Fit a #10 medium round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with white frosting.

  • Add oval mound of frosting for the face.

  • Add small round circles of frosting to cover the whole cupcake.

  • If you have spikes on the frosting, dip your finger in water, shake off excess and gently push down the spike.

  • Cut marshmallow in half and immediately dip cut side into pink nonpareil sprinkles.

  • Add ears to head.

  • Pipe on mouth with pink frosting.

  • Add heart sprinkle for nose and eyes.

  • Add 3 more circles of white frosting on top of head.

Carrots Instructions:

  • Fit a #10 medium round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with orange frosting.

  • Frost cupcake with white frosting.

  • Pipe on carrot using circle motion.

  • Cut carrot top from candy into triangle, add to top of carrot.

Eggs Instructions:

  • Frost cupcake with green frosting or color of your choice.

  • Fit a #10 medium round tip in a disposable decorator bag and fill with green frosting.

  • Pipe around the edge of cupcake and smooth with an offset spatula.

  • Immediately dip into sprinkles.

  • Add eggs to top.

EASYEA~1

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