Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easter Cupcakes!

I have been so busy since Easter that I'm just now getting around to posting about my travels and baking! I drove home the Tuesday before Easter, making the 12 hour trip all at once, and getting in around 4am. I certainly was tired after that! While at home I spent plenty of time with my family, even traveling to Poulsbo on Thursday for a family lunch.  My time at home went by so quickly, and before I knew it we were packing up to go to Aunt Louise's for Easter!

I made some lovely Orange Cream Cupcakes to contribute to the Easter Festivities. The recipe came from my Grandma's old Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, and had a few tweakings by me. I'd share the recipe with y'all, but I seem to have left it behind when I drove south again.

Anyway, from my cupcake batter I made 1 dozen regular-sized cupcakes, and about a dozen minis. The minis were decorated with orange frosting and a candied orange peel, and the larger ones decorated to look like little Easter chicks!

They don't look exactly like fluffy little chicks, but they're cute! The idea comes from Martha Stewart (who has so many broken links I'm not even going to try to show you where I found the idea). You basically turn a cupcake upside down, so the larger part is facing down for a more natural shape, and frost the whole thing. Then roll it in toasted coconut for a feathered look, and add eyes and a beak. Martha also added feet, but that's up to you.

They're shaggy, but cute! And quite yummy, if I may say so myself!

1 comment:

  1. Did you get the chick idea from Oh She Glows?? haha, they are cute, but look more like a rodent of some sort to me...if only coconut were yellow

    ~ Katie