Easter egg basket cupcakes

These Easter egg basket cupcakes are so sweet. They make the perfect edible gift for your loved ones.

12

30m

Note: + cooling & 6 hours setting time

25m

Ingredients

  • 50g Coles White Modelling Paste
  • 450g pkt vanilla cupcake mix
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 2 Coles Australian Free Range Eggs
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
  • Jelly beans, to decorate
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs, to decorate

Buttercream

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 3 cups (480g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • Red and blue liquid food colouring

Method

STEP 1

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Divide the modelling paste into 12 portions. Roll out 1 portion on a clean work surface dusted with icing sugar to a 3mm-thick, 30cm-long rope. Fold in half and gently twist to make a rope shape. Place on the lined tray and curl into a handle shape about 6-7cm wide. Repeat with remaining portions. Set aside for 6 hours to set.

STEP 2

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180°C. Line 12 holes of a 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases. Make cupcakes using cupcake mix, butter, eggs and milk following packet directions (reserve icing sachet for another use). Cool completely.

STEP 3

To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter in a bowl until very pale. Gradually add the icing sugar, in batches, beating well after each addition. Add the milk and vanilla and beat until combined. Add a few drops of red and blue liquid food colouring to tint the buttercream purple.

STEP 4

Place the buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm fluted nozzle. Pipe buttercream around the edge of each cupcake to make a nest. Arrange jelly beans and chocolate eggs in the centre of the cupcakes. Attach an icing handle and a ribbon bow to each cupcake to complete the baskets.

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