TURN CUPCAKES INTO EGG-SHAPES FOR EASTER! Why settle for decorating round cupcakes when you can kick it up a notch and give your Easter cupcakes an egg-shape, too! Here’s a neat trick for turning ordinary round-top cupcakes into EGG-SHAPED EASTER CUPCAKES. In our last blog post we added a vanilla wafer to a cupcake to create an elongated shape for our SHREDDED RABBITS. Here we use the same trick to craft egg shapes for decorating to look like EASTER EGGS!
1. Spread some frosting on top of a cupcake, to one side. Place a vanilla wafer, flat side down, on the frosting, allowing it to overhang the edge by 3/4 inch. Pop the cupcake in the freezer for 15 minutes to set.
2. Add a mound of frosting to the chilled cupcake and spread into a smooth egg shape, using the frosting to fill any gaps and create a smooth transition between the wafer and the top of the cupcake.
3. Place several different colors of sugar each in a small bowl—make sure it is large enough to dip a cupcake. Hold the cupcake by the liner and dip one end in a colored sugar (try to dip up to a straight line). Turn the cupcake around and dip the opposite end in a second color, leaving a strip of frosting in the middle uncoated. Using a small spoon add a third color to the uncoated strip. Use a small brush to clean up any stray sugar. Pipe lines of frosting where the colors meet to create a clean line and hide imperfections.
4. Use dots of frosting to add additional candy decorations to the colored areas. Pipe dots and patterns as desired.
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Happy Easter, Everybody!
Alan and Karen