Baking Easter Treats Cupcakes DIY How to

What better time to get creative in the kitchen than at EΔSTER?! So yesterday, in an extraordinary effort to put off doing any work, I did some cupcake-baking. These had a chocolate sponge with both chocolate buttercream icing and plain buttercream icing on top. 

Easter daffodil eggs butterfly cupcakes how to DIY
I got the cupcake recipe from the All Recipes website which has lots of other great ideas and if like me, you are a bit of a beginner, it keeps the instructions delightfully simple. So I won't go into detail as to how I made the cupcakes as I definitely couldn't explain it better than they have! I will say that I did use Flora instead of using Stork, so I had to use a tad more icing sugar to get my buttercream stiff. I also made chocolate and plain icing, which I then added green food colouring to.

I like a bit of a challenge and so I decorated my cupcakes in three different ways; with spring butterflies, easter egg nests and daffodils. 

Butterfly easter cupcake how to DIY
1. Colour the icing using blue food colouring (e.g. Sugarflair Paste Colour) | 2. Knead icing and roll out | 3. Cut out shape as shown above (top left) | 4. Pinch each corner and push inwards to curve sides (bottom right) | 5. Roll tube of white icing & cut to size | 6. Using a tiny bit of water, stick tube of icing down the middle of the wings | 7. Imprint two dots onto white tube & pattern wings | 8. Pipe chocolate icing all over cupcake (No. 30 tip) | 9. Pipe green icing on top (No. 2 tip) | 10. Add butterfly

Egg nest decoration easter cupcake how to DIY
1. Knead icing and roll out | 2. Split icing into three sections | 3. Colour each section differently using food colouring (e.g. Sugarflair Paste Colour) | 4. Split each section into smaller balls  | 5. Roll each ball into an egg-like shape  | 6. Pipe green icing all over the cupcake (No. 30 tip) | 7. Pipe chocolate icing on top in a circular manner, like a birds nest (No. 2 tip) | 8. Add eggs on top of the next

Daffodils easter cupcake how to DIY
1. Split icing into two sections | 2. Colour one section green & the other yellow using food colouring (e.g. Sugarflair Paste Colour) | 3. Roll out yellow section & cut out 1 star per cupcake (top left) | 4. Roll out green section & cut out 3 leaves per cupcake (top left) | 5. Pinch the corners of each shape & push inwards to curve sides (bottom right) | 6. Roll out spare yellow icing into short tubes, with one end slightly thicker | 7. Indent the thicker end of the tube with funnel shaped modelling tool | 8. Stick this to the star shape with a little bit of water | 9. Pipe chocolate icing all over the cupcake (No. 30 tip) | 10. Pipe green icing on top | 11. Add daffodil | 12. Stick leaves into green icing just under the daffodil 

These are the materials that I used:

1. Sugarflair Paste Colour£2.00 - 3.00, Amazon UK / The UK Cookshop
2. Tala Icing Modelling Tool Set£2.48, Amazon UK / Lakeland
3. Tala Icing Syringe Set£21.50, Amazon UK / Lakeland
4. Renshaw White Chocolate Ready to Roll Icing£1.99, The UK Cookshop

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you have enjoyed it, please share it and leave me a comment below as I'd love to know what you think :)

Happy Easter everyone!

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