Cupcake Tuesday~Easter Egg Cupcakes~Spring Hop Party


Welcome! It’s a two-for-one day! Cupcake Tuesday and Spring Blog Hop!

Yesterday, we started celebrating Spring over at Created by Diane, I shared my Ice Box Dessert, a quick, easy and refreshing, Old Fashioned Dessert, perfect for your Easter celebration or even just because it’s Spring.

It’s no surprise that I love cupcake books, and Hello, Cupcake is one of my very favorites. When I saw their Easter Egg Cupcakes, I just knew I had to give them a try.

I will have to admit, I changed them up a bit to fit my style. Isn’t that what cooking and baking is all about?

I started by baking my favorite Chocolate Cupcakes. Then I set out to tackle the cookies. I used the same recipe I used for the Shamrock Almond Cookies, and the same recipe I borrowed from Bake at 350.

Now, I’ll have to admit, I’m not a cookie decorator, I think, like anything, it takes practice, and well…I usually decorate cupcakes :)

I made Royal Icing, again from Bake at 350 (can you tell I love her blog?) and tinted it 4 soft pastel colors. Outlined the cookies…

Then thinned out the icing with a little water, and filled them in. Then I added some more color to brighten up the icing, and also tinted a lavendar.

Then I started decorating. I used several different tips and a few sprinkles to add dimension.

After the cookies were all done, I placed them in frig to chill. Whipped up some bright green Buttercream Frosting and started on the cupcakes. I piped on a single layer of frosting, then using the leaf tip, I added leaves on top. I made the frosting pretty stiff so that it would hold the cookie up.

Notes: A couple hints, after going through my 160 cookie cutters, I was amazed to find out, I didn’t have an egg cutter. So I took a round cutter and just shaped it to make the egg shape. In the Hello, Cupcake book, they use graham crackers and then decorated them, you could very easily use them, and not bother with the sugar cookie cut-outs. Also, in the book, they show the cookie laying flat, which is probably easier than the way I did mine, but well, I didn’t measure my cookie size like I should have, so I had to improvise and stand them up. Oh, and by the way, if you aren’t a regular around here, you may just want to subscribe, remember the Hello, Cupcake folks, well, they have a new book coming out, and I have something brewing that’s really, REALLY exciting! stay tuned… :)

This post linked to: Stop and Smell the Chocolate

Now for the giveaway…Everyday during the Spring Hop, the hostess is offering some great giveaways. Today, I have this beautiful Recipe Box, made by Shelley from Creatively Created Etsy Shop.

Isn’t it just gorgeous? Shelley has just started her Etsy Shop, I’m really looking forward to all of her work. You may already be familiar with Shelley, she blogs over at How Does She? where the team of 3 gals, brings you awesome ideas!

Giveaway Guidelines:

Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.

  1. Leave a comment telling me what you are baking or cooking for Easter.
  2. Hop on over to each of the Spring Hop Party hostesses and leave me a comment telling me about their post for today, Tuesday. There are 6 others, so that’s 6 more entries!
  3. Become a subscriber, leave me a comment.
  4. Follow me on Twitter, and leave me a comment with your Twitter ID, if you already follow me, just leave me a comment.
  5. Tweet about the giveaway including @HoosierHomemade in the tweet and a link to the giveaway post. Leave me a comment.
  6. The Giveaway will be open until Monday, April 5th, 10 a.m. CST, so that all the Spring Hop bloggers have a chance to enter, the winner will be notified and have 48 hrs to claim their prize.

Now it’s your turn! Share your cupcake creation for Cupcake Tuesday or your Spring/Easter treat!

Please, PLEASE link back here, I would hate to delete your post.



  1. Paula says:

    Improvising with your round cookie cutter turned out to be a success. Your cupcakes/cookies are cute. This is another sweet idea, no pun intended and I’m really enjoying this Spring Hop.

  2. I love all the bright fun Easter colors those cupcakes are darling talk about two for one cupcakes and cookies oh my :-)
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..SUNDAY STEALING THE EIGHT TEN MEME =-.

  3. Shelley says:

    How fun!!! I love that you took an idea and put your own touch on it! So cute,..and that recipe box {gasp}! ;) LOL ;) Thanks for hosting.

  4. Allison says:

    These are so cute. I’m always so impressed by the detail you put in your cupcakes. Nicely done!
    .-= Allison´s last blog ..Is This the End or the Beginning? (SAHM Series) =-.

  5. Christina says:

    For Easter, I plan on baking cupcakes that look like Easter baskets – so candy and bunnies on top of green cupcakes :) And Easter egg sugar cookies too!

  6. Christina says:

    I am a subscriber on Google Reader!

  7. Those are so cute!! I did just the cookies today:-)

  8. for the giveaway I plan on making the cupcakes I posted for desert…
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..SUNDAY STEALING THE EIGHT TEN MEME =-.

  9. I am a subscriber of yours I love the recipe box its so cute
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..SUNDAY STEALING THE EIGHT TEN MEME =-.

  10. I am following you on twitter @pami22
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..SUNDAY STEALING THE EIGHT TEN MEME =-.

  11. I tweeted @pami22
    .-= pamela ponder´s last blog ..SUNDAY STEALING THE EIGHT TEN MEME =-.

  12. These turned out precious!!
    .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Fly Boat and Fly Chicks =-.

  13. TammyM says:

    These are so adorable! I love the idea of shaping a round cutter. Great idea.

  14. Cute cupcakes. I really want one of those cookies, right now! I am hoping to have some family come visit for Easter (our first house guests). I may make a coconut cake and decorate with some fun, colorful Easter candies. :-)
    .-= Lisa@BlessedwithGrace´s last blog ..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… =-.

  15. The Redhead Riter says:

    Just wanted to say I love this post. Very cute!

  16. I love your cupcakes!!! I have that book, too and have only tried 2 of the ideas there. I need to get with it! :)

    Thank you so much for the shout-out…you are too sweet!

  17. Very cute!
    I have no idea what I am making for Easter yet, Ham with au gratin potatoes and green beens sound good to me!
    .-= Diane {}´s last blog ..postcard giveaway =-.

  18. TidyMom says:

    What a cute idea!!……I linked my cookies from last Easter as well as my Brownies!
    .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting =-.

  19. Amanda says:

    I feel bad being in the drawing, but couldnt resist letting you know how cute those are! Great job!

    (p.s. If I win you go ahead and pick someone else!!!)

    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Of Course You Can Get a Tattoo Honey! =-.

  20. DeniseMarie says:

    wow, those are beautiful cupcake/cookies. I want to make those bird’s nests out of shredded wheat and chocolate to put Cadburry eggs into.

  21. Brooke says:

    We’re hosting Easter dinner at our place, and I’ll be baking a Classic Orange Chiffon Cake. Lovely cupcakes and cookies!

  22. Susan says:

    I like baking with the children in my family child care.

  23. Susan says:

    I subscribe

  24. Elaine says:

    Those cookies look great! I’m going to be baking cookies for easter, and a slow-cooked roast dinner for my family =)

  25. Anna says:

    I’m baking sugar cookies…! They’re always a hit.

    Crossing my fingers!

  26. Lindsay says:

    I want to make some sugar cookies. I go over to my parents for Easter dinner–much better that way!

  27. Jane says:

    I LOVE these cookies! I’ve got to make some for my 2nd graders. They would love them! Nice job on the decorating!
    .-= Jane ´s last blog ..Cookbook Giveaway at Pennies on a Platter =-.

  28. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    For easter I am making ham and all the fixings and a white cake with coconut frosting for dessert.

  29. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    I subscribe by email.

  30. madwoman-doing-cartwheels says:

    Follow your Tweets (@hopscotchlime)

  31. Stephanie says:

    Easter falls on our church potluck Sunday, so I am trying to think of something special that I can make and that goes a lot way. Right now I am thinking maybe stuffed mushrooms.

  32. Catie says:

    Hi there
    I have subscribed

  33. Catie says:

    I love this site :)
    I will be making beef tenderloin and all of the fixings
    I course I will have to find a way to attempt to duplicate a sugar cookie ot two or three
    My MIL and I are ther only females in the group – LOTS of “good eaters” in the male members.

  34. Great job – they turned out so cute!! This year we’re going out-of-town for Easter. I might make a dessert to take along, but don’t know what yet. Thanks for linking up!!
    .-= Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates´s last blog ..Would You Like Chocolate With That? ~ Chocolate Wisdom =-.

  35. Vicky says:

    I will be making hash brown casserole .We go to my Mom’s and everyone brings a dish.

  36. Susan says:

    I follow.

  37. Brandi says:

    I’m not baking anything for Easter this year, as that Sunday is my due date and I’m letting everyone around me take care of everything. :)
    .-= Brandi´s last blog ..Successful attempt at pollo saltado — hurrah! =-.

  38. Shannon says:

    I am going to be making the little Easter Basket Cupcakes I saw on another site.. They are the most adorable cupcakes.. My kids are older so doing the whole egg hunting and baskets isn’t a major thing anymore..

  39. Jennifer h says:

    Baking choc chip cookies

  40. Rosie says:

    I’m cooking a nice brunch with eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon, muffins, and fruit.

  41. Patricia says:

    Probably nothing special. My husband and I are retired and we pretty much go for quick and easy on meals. I figure I earned a break after all the years I cooked. My son thought being asked to have cold cereal for breakfast was torture. Hot breakfast every day. Whew, that was a lot of years of cooking.

  42. I am making all of our Easter treats by hand this year. We have chocolate marshmallow eggs, homemade “Peeps”, Peanut butter eggs, jelly bean bark and Easter cookies.
    .-= The Happy Wife/Danielle´s last blog ..Mirra Winner =-.

  43. Michelle says:

    I think for Easter I’ll make a cake, or cupcakes, or Bakt @ 350’s brownies, or cookies, or… a little of everything! And a ham.

    You have a great blog here! I’ll be following now!
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Not Me Monday =-.

  44. Michelle says:

    Following your tweets! I’m @boytrapped
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Not Me Monday =-.

  45. JP'sMOM says:

    I am now following! Love your ideas.

  46. The cupcakes and cookies look fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win.
    .-= Stephanie Smith´s last blog ..HB2U =-.

  47. Sue says:

    I’d love to say that I’m baking something incredible, but my sister recently took up cake decorating, so she’ll be making the dessert. I am, however, making cupcakes to take to work on Friday *Ü*
    .-= Sue´s last blog ..Egg In The Hole =-.

  48. tammy says:

    just tried your cookies! they turned out so cute!

  49. susan pennington says:

    Hi!!! For easter I plan on making these chocolate mousse easter eggs from the website…they look super easy!
    Love your website, cute ideas, and awesome giveaways!

  50. First time visiting your blog! I love it :) The cookies look super!


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