Easter Basket Cupcakes
With Red Vines® Candy
EASTER BASKET CUPCAKES:
- Funfetti cupcakes (use your favorite recipe or a simple box mix)
- Frosting (use premade frosting or the recipe included here)
- Shredded coconut
- Red Vines Original Red Easter Twists
- Egg-shaped candy
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- Green food coloring
- 1 cup raspberry yogurt
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- *Optional! Feel free to use a pre-made frosting
- ¾ cup powdered sugar, plus 1 tbsp.
- 8 tablespoon butter
- ⅛ teaspoon table salt
01. Make Coconut Grass
Place the shredded coconut in a zip-top plastic bag. Add a very small drop of green food coloring to the bag.
02. Spread Green Food Coloring
Seal the bag and start shaking. Massage the coconut around with your hands until the color is distributed and the coconut is green. If you’d like a deeper green color, add more food coloring and repeat.
03. Make Cupcake Frosting
*Optional! Free free to use a premade frosting instead.
In the bowl of stand mixer, combine the butter and salt. Beat the butter for 3 minutes, until very creamy. Add ½ of the powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined.
Add the remaining powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until combined. Turn the mixer speed up to medium-high, and blend until the frosting is very light and fluffy – about 5 minutes.
04. Decorate Easter Cupcakes
Frost each cupcake and stick 2 candy eggs in the center of each.
Roll the edges of each cupcake in the green coconut so the “grass” sticks to the edges of the frosted cupcake.
05. Add Easter Basket Handles Using Red Vines Licorice
Cut Red Vines Twists in half. Using the halves, bend into arc shapes.
Stick the arcs into the frosting on top of the cupcakes to create your handles.
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