Look what we're making!
Aren't these adorable cupcakes?
I'm no baker so we just used a box cake and a canister of frosting. As I frosted each cake, I handed it to Alfredo who perfected the technique of rolling the frosted top in a plate of green sugar (Pearlized Emerald by Wilton).
Then Alfredo decorated the tops with little foil chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. (all the while eating just as many as he put on)
Don't you love the new cupcake wrappers you can find these days? I love them but I find that the design goes away when you bake them. So I baked these cupcakes in old-school foil cups and then added the pretty cups post decorating (they are from Meri-Meri's cute cupcake kits)
I was just going to use regular pipecleaners but then had a terrific idea!
Here we had a kitchen table full of Easter egg dye cups that I was just going to toss (we'd already dyed all the eggs and our fingertips!) So I thought what if I plunk some all cotton pipecleaners* into that dye and see what happens...
The result? Fabulously dyed pipecleaners!
All cotton pipecleaners can be found at tobacco shops and are still used by pipesmokers for their original purpose.
Back to making cute Easter baskets. I'll show you a prettier picture of them tomorrow.