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Easter Cupcakes - Recipe

Decorated cupcakes that are as much fun to decorate as they are to eat.
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Easter Cupcakes Recipe
  • Select your favorite cake mix. White, Yellow, Lemon, Cherry Chip or Chocolate all work well.
  • Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package.
  • Line muffin tins with cupcake paper liners and fill the cups 2/3 full with cake mix.
  • Bake as directed in the instructions on the cake mix package.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and cream, approximately 3 minutes.
  • Divide the frosting into smaller quantities for as many different colors you would like to make and place each in small bowls.
  • Add food coloring to color each amount to the desired color. For pastel colors, start by adding 1 small drop. Add more if a darker color is desire.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes with the different colors as desired. Colored sugars, non-pariels, sprinkles, dragees, coconut, and candy can be used to decorate the cupcakes for Easter.
  • The cupcakes can also be decorated for other seasons or holidays. Just change the frosting colors and decorations accordingly.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Container: Muffin tin
Servings: 24
Serving Size: 1 each
-1 cake mix (favorite flavor)
-1 pound powdered sugar (1/2 of 2 lb. bag)
-1/4 cup milk
-3/8 teaspoon salt
-1/2 cup shortening
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- Food coloring
- Decorating ingredients: colored sugars, non-pariels, sprinkles, dragees, coconut, and candy