Easter Cupcakes

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Today, I'm sharing several cute Easter cupcake designs! We'll show you how to make buttercream bunnies, ruffles, bird nests, chicks, and more!


Easter Cupcakes on a white platter




We frosted our cupcakes with our classic vanilla buttercream frosting, but you can use any frosting that you like (as long as it holds it shape when piping!) 

Bunny:  Wilton Tip 12 for head and body, Tip 3 for feet, tail and nose, Marshmallow snippets for ears, toothpick dipped in black gel for eyes. 

Ruffled Cupcakes- Tip 104

Chick- Yellow buttercream for body and Tip 12,  accents with a Tip 3

Daffodil-  Tip 104 for petals.  Tip 3 or 4 for trumpet. I realized later that these should have 6 petals-- not that anyone would notice- but just in case you want to be technically correct ;0)

Easter Hats- Tip 104 for brim, Tip 12 for center of hat, and Tip 2, 3, or 4 for accents!

Bird Nest Cupcakes- Tip 12 for bird nest (brown buttercream), Peanut M&M or small pastel chocolate eggs for birds, Tip 3 (or similar) for beak and wings. Black food coloring pen for drawing on eyes.

We most often used a 1M for swirls or a Tip 12 for the base coat of frosting.

Consistency of Buttercream

This recipe makes a medium consistency buttercream. If you find that you need to thicken it up a bit, add additional powdered sugar. If you need to thin the consistency, add a bit of milk.


More Cakes for Spring!

We have so many cake tutorials that would be great for Easter and springtime. I'm listing a few below, but you can find a great roundup of favorites here: 60+ Easter Cakes and Tutorials

Easter Chick Cupcakes 

Cute & Easy Bunny Cake Video

Carrot Car Cake Topper

Buttercream Tulip Cake Video




Enjoy the video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you give any of these spring cupcakes a try, we would love for you to leave a comment and photo below!

Assorted decorated Easter Cupcakes on a white platter.

*A few of these Easter cupcake designs first appeared in a video tutorial that we made in 2011, but we decided that it was time for an update. We hope that you enjoy the video!



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  1. I just want you to know how much I completely love My Cake School...I have been viewing a bunch of archives and my grin is ear to ear. Such talent and inspiration!

  2. Hi Sheila-- Hmmm... I think that I used a tip 3 but it was so long ago it's hard to remember! If I were trying it today, I'd experiment with a tip 3 as well as a small petal tip (maybe a 102 for instance) . Either would work!

  3. Hiya Melissa,

    I have been practicing these awesome cupcakes you shared with us for Easter this year. Thanks so much for the awesome Spring/Easter ideas and the great video. Love them all!!!