Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Easter Basket Cupcake

A fabulous and fun Easter treat to do with the kids. We did this today with 6 first graders over for a fun "spring fling" party (full details in another post!)

The Supplies
waffle cups (found by the ice cream cones in stores), licorcie, jelly beans, coconut, whatever you need for a favorite cake and frosting recipe (I cheated and used a boxed cake mix and added vanilla pudding to that)
Take each waffle cup and line with tinfoil. To be honest, I somewhat question if this step is necessary. I tried one without the tinfoil and it turned out fine. The tinfoil process if frustrating for the kids and often results in broken cups. So if you want to follow the exact directions, cover with tinfoil. If you are a rebel, then skip it!! Fill the cups with about 1/2 cup of cake batter and bake. My directions said about 25 minutes but doing the toothpick test took alot longer in my oven, probably closer to 35 minutes.
Now the fun part - the decorating!!!
For each child I put together a plate with the decorating items for them to choose from. I found over half the group did not want coconut and 2 even didn't like jelly beans!

Frost and add the colored coconut (just put in a ziploc bag with a few drops of food coloring and shake) on top.

Then add jelly bean easter eggs and poke the licorice on the sides for the handle. Voila, Easter Basket Cupcake!!


The kids were more interested in rearranging their decorations than eating and spent 15-20 minutes at the table playing and having fun conversations.


Sara said...

Very cute Lisa!

katy said...

totally awesome, lisa!!! Great idea. No waffle bowls here. Have to think of a way to improvise.

ANDREA said...

Wow! Very creative.

Anonymous said...

I want one!!!

That looks incredibly Yummy!

Lisa - your blog is excellent!


Kids Learn @ Kiboom Daily said...

We thought this recipe for kids was super cute, so we shared it on our site!

all the best,
Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu

Catherine said...

Oh so cute! We'll be trying these for sure. Thanks for sharing this great idea with us.