Easy and Cute Easter Cupcakes

Easy Easter Cupcakes Hero

Transform plain cupcakes into a barnyard full of lovable Easter friends with this easy cupcake DIY. Just buy or make standard-sized cupcakes, assemble a few decorative elements, and let your creativity “spring” to life. Check out the step-by-step tutorials below to make six cute and easy Easter cupcakes: a big-eared bunny, a fuzzy duckling, a fluffy lamb, an adorable piglet, a sweet calf, and a hen in an Easter grass nest.

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Bunny Cupcakes  

Follow these steps to make cute and easy Easter bunny cupcakes.

Here’s what the cupcakes will look like when finished. Cute!

You will need:

Cupcakes; White frosting; Large marshmallows (one per cupcake); Pink sanding sugar; Black icing; Small pink jellybeans; Chocolate sprinkles; Small pastry bag with a small piping tip; Clean scissors; Offset spatula

Step One:

Use an offset spatula to frost cupcakes with white frosting.

Step Two:

For each cupcake, cut a marshmallow in half diagonally.

Step Three:

Press the cut side of each marshmallow half into sanding sugar.

Step Four:

Press the marshmallow halves into bunny ear shapes and place on top of cupcakes.

Step Five:

Using a very fine piping tip, pipe two eyes onto each cupcake, and follow with a jellybean nose.

Step Six:

Press chocolate sprinkles into the icing on each side of the nose to form whiskers.

Duckling Cupcakes  

Follow these steps to make cute and easy duckling cupcakes.

Easy Duckling Cupcakes

Here is what these darling duckling cupcakes will look like when you are done.

Easy Duckling Cupcake supplies

You will need:

Cupcakes; light yellow frosting; edible Easter grass; pastry bag with large tip (we used Wilton #4); orange Starburst candy; rolling pin, small circle cutter; orange Chiclets gum (optional); black sprinkles

Easy Duckling Cupcake

Step One:

Frost the top of cupcakes with light yellow frosting. Chop up the edible Easter grass and sprinkle it over the tops of the cupcakes.

Easy Duckling Cupcake

Step Two:

To form the ducklings, pipe a large ball of frosting on top of each pile of Easter grass, then pipe a smaller ball on top of the large frosting ball for the head.

Easy Duckling Cupcake

Step Three:

Roll orange Starburst candy flat.

Easy Duckling Cupcake

Step Four:

Cut two small oval shapes for each duckling’s feet. (We bent the sides of a small circular cutter to make the oval.)

Easy Duckling Cupcake

Step Five:

Place the small orange ovals at the base of each duckling for feet.

Step Six:

Add a Chiclet for the bill (you could also cut your own out of the orange Starburst) and a couple of sprinkles for eyes.

Lamb Cupcakes  

Follow these steps to make cute and easy lamb cupcakes.

Here’s what these lovely lamb cupcakes will look like when you are done.

You will need:

Cupcakes; White frosting; Miniature marshmallows; Pink sanding sugar; Small pink jellybeans; Black icing; Piping bag and medium tip (optional); Small piping bag with small tip; Small spatula; Clean scissors

Step One:

Using a piping bag and a small spatula, smooth a thick layer of white icing onto each cupcake.

Step Two:

Press mini marshmallows around the outer perimeter of the cupcake, adding an extra layer along the top and leaving space for the lamb’s ears, as shown.

Step Three:

Cut one marshmallow in half diagonally and press the cut sides of each half into the sanding sugar to create ears.

Step Four:

Attach ears to cupcake as shown.

Step Five:

Create eyes and mouth with lines of black frosting.

Step Six:

Add a single pink jellybean for a nose.

Piglet Cupcakes  

Follow these steps to make cute and easy piglet cupcakes.

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

This is how these cute little piglet cupcakes will look when you are finished. Oink!

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

You will need:

Cupcakes; light pink frosting; pink sanding sugar; pink Starburst candy; rolling pin, small round cutter; wooden skewer; black sprinkles; small pastry bag with small frosting tip (we used Wilton Tip #1)

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

Step One:

Cover the top of each cupcake with pink frosting. Lightly press cupcake into a dish of pink sanding sugar to create a smooth top.

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

Step Two:

Roll pink Starburst candies flat (use one for each cupcake).

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

Step Three:

Use a small circular cutter to cut three circles for each piglet. Set aside.

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

Step Four:

Pinch the ends of two circles to form ears, as shown. Attach to the cupcakes using a bit of frosting, if needed.

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

Step Five:

Use the skewer to poke two holes into the remaining candy circles to make snouts. Attach with a dab of frosting.

Piglet Cupcakes [Easy Easter cupcakes]

Step Six:

Add the rest of the face: Poke two jimmies into the frosting above the nose for eyes, and pipe on a cute little piggy smile with the pastry bag and small frosting tip.

Hen Cupcakes  

Follow these steps to make cute and easy hen cupcakes.

This is what your happy hen cupcakes will look like when you are done.

You will need:

Cupcakes; White frosting; Edible Easter grass; Large marshmallows (one per cupcake); Small red candy hearts; Yellow candy-coated sunflower seeds; Black icing; Piping bag and medium tip (optional); Small pastry bag with a small piping tip; Small spatula; Clean scissors

Step One:

Using a piping bag and a small spatula, smooth a thick layer of white icing onto each cupcake.

Step Two:

Cut edible Easter grass into 1- to 2-inch lengths using clean scissors.

Step Three:

Press a small amount of grass onto the tops of cupcakes.

Step Four:

Place a dollop of white icing on top of the grass, and then secure a marshmallow diagonally to each cupcake.

Step Five:

Use the scissors to cut a small notch into the top of the marshmallow.

Step Six:

Use a tiny bit of icing to secure a single candy heart inside the notch.

Step Seven:

Attach a second candy heart upside down below the first.

Step Eight:

In the center of the marshmallow, insert a single yellow sunflower seed for the hen’s beak.

Step Nine:

Finish by piping two dots of black icing for the eyes.

Calf Cupcakes  

Follow these steps to make cute and easy calf cupcakes.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

This is what your cute calf cupcakes will look like.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

You will need:

Cupcakes; white frosting; white fondant; small oval cutter; larger oval cutter (Easter egg shaped); pink Starburst candy; wooden skewer; black licorice candy; black sprinkles; a small pastry bag and small tip; flower-shaped sprinkles or sugar flowers (optional).

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake].

Step One:

Spread cupcakes with white frosting and dip each into a plate of white sanding sugar.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

Step Two:

Roll a small amount of white fondant and cut two small ovals for each cupcake. Pinch the ovals at the bottom to form ears and attach to each cupcake with a small amount of frosting.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

Step Three:

To make a nose, roll a pink Starburst candy flat for each calf and cut one oval shape out of each. Cut a V-shaped notch at the top of each oval, then poke two holes with the wooden skewer. Add the noses to each cupcake with a dab of frosting.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

Step Four:

Slice black spots from licorice candies and place around cupcakes to form spots.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

Step Five:

Add two black sprinkles for eyes.

Calf Cupcake [Cute and easy Easter cupcake]

Step Six:

Use a little frosting to attach flowers at the top of the calf’s forehead, because it’s spring.