Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Egg Cupcakes




I received these LOVELY silicone Easter molds from Whole Port (found HERE).  I couldn't wait to see what fun things we could make with them, especially considering we don't have access to all of the Easter goodies we would living at home in the US (we are currently living in China).  The Easter egg molds were larger, so I thought they might be fun to make little cakes out of.  Though my first attempt was a bit of a fail, we learned from our mistakes, and I think our finished Easter egg mini cakes were a fun little treat.  These would be great dessert to make with the kids for your Easter table!

This recipe makes 10-11 Easter Egg Mini-Cakes!
Ingredients
  • 1 white cake mix, prepared
  • food coloring, 3-4 colors
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • non-stick spray
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or colored sugar sprinkles optional
Supplies
  • Silicon Easter Egg Mold, like THIS one I used
  • Paint Brush

Directions

1.  SPRAY your silcone mold with a non-stick spray, or grease with butter, oil or shortening!  I assumed that the cake batter would not stick to silicone considering I have silicone cup cake cups that never need greased... but this WILL need to be greased.  Learn from our mistake!

2.  Separate a small portion of your cake batter into bowls.  I think 1/4 cup in 3 or 4 bowls is plenty.  Add a couple drops of food coloring to each.  These are the colors you will use to "decorate" your Easter egg cakes.

3.  Using a paint brush, carefully paint the decorations on each egg indentation in the mold.  My girls enjoyed this step!  You can clean your mistakes easily by brushing them back into place with a clean paint brush.
  

4.  Once all of the decorations have been painted, spoon your un-colored batter into the egg molds, filling about 3/4 full.  Bake as directed.  Allow to cool completely before removing from the silicone molds.
  

Note: To make my mold easier to transport to and from the oven, I placed it on a cookie sheet.  However, I noticed that the heat from the cookie sheet caused my cupcakes to over-cook where the mold made contact with the pan.  Next time I will try to cut back the cook time, or attempt to use the mold without the cookie sheet underneath... though that might be risky business!

5.  Once cool, carefully remove the eggs from the mold.  You should have some beautiful Easter egg mini cakes!  I finished mine off with a nice lemon glaze.  In a bowl, mix together sifted confectioners sugar with lemon juice until you get the consistency you desire.  You want it to be runny so it will run off the top of your cakes giving a nice glaze.

6.  Place your cakes on a wire rack, and spoon the glaze over top.  I added a sprinkling of sugar over top, which gave a really nice finish.  The extra glaze will run off.  Let them sit for about 10 minutes.
 

... and they are ready to serve!

Aren't they adorable!!

Ok... so remember when I told you my first attempt didn't quite go as planned?  Well, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right??  Well in this case, an un-greased pan gave my messy Easter egg mini cakes. They did not come out of the mold in tact.

Ok, so those were the worst.  The other three weren't so bad.
I managed to piece them together, and create these frosted Easter egg mini cakes.  Not so bad, right??


Either way, a prefect Easter dessert!

Beth at Hungry Happenings used the SAME mold to make THESE beautiful Easter Egg Cheese Cakes!!


Looking for some more fun Easter goodies?  Click on the pictures below!
   


Have a Happy Easter!!

6 comments:

  1. Love this idea! They came out so cute! :)

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  2. Thank you Michelle!!! Means even more coming from someone like you! ;)

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  3. What cute little cakes! I love that you showed your fail and how you salvaged them to make the frosted eggs. Adorable.

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    1. Thanks Keitha! I'm glad you like them!

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  4. Your cakes look great. I did the exact same thing and had the exact same problem with these molds. After making my cheesecake Easter eggs I thought I'd make eggs using a cake mix and do a blog post about it. Two attempts, one without any butter or spray, the second with butter and both times, the cake stuck. I used oil to make a few remaining cakes and they actually came out of the mold. I'm so glad you got yours to work. I'm going to share it with my readers on Facebook and will pin it too.

    I love the little bunny mold too. I don't have that one, yet!

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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    1. Beth, I had come across your cheesecakes about the time I was putting my post together... I should have thought to link to you in the first place. I am going to do that now :) Yours were so cute. But yes... I'm glad I am not the only one that was having problems with them sticking. I used the spray oil and that seemed to be just the thing I needed.

      Thanks for your note. Always LOVE what you are sharing at Hungry Happenings!!! xoxo

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