How to Dress Up Your Easter Dessert with Candy Eggs

We can all agree – candy eggs are an essential part of Easter desserts.
A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter!

We all deserve a sweet treat during this time of the year.

Oh – hey there, spring! How lovely of you to (finally) arrive!

In Montreal, winter tends to overstay its welcome. The end of March marks the start of the spring season and I get all excited and start looking out for the signs: flowers blooming, clearer skies, and leaves on trees.

You know what else I do?

I bake for the occasion.
A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter!

I recently teamed up with one of my fave bloggers, Dawn of Cutefetti, and together we’ve showcased a couple of ways to jazz-up your Easter treats – using candy eggs, of course!

When I bake for Easter, I tend to gravitate towards Cadbury Mini Eggs. I have to admit, these little treats by Cadbury have become the epitome of the Easter holiday. Here’s how I used them to spruce-up my most recent cupcakes:

How to Dress Up Your Easter Dessert with Candy Eggs

12 of your favourite chocolate cupcakes (psst: you can check out my sure-fire recipe for chocolate cupcakes here)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tbsp high-quality cocoa powder
2-3 tbsp milk
6-7 oz. brown fondant (you may also tint white fondant with a drop or two of brown gel food coloring)
cornstarch
48 candy eggs

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes

Before you start the decorating process, ensure your cupcakes are completely cool.
Using an electric mixer, beat together the butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and milk on low speed.

Gradually increase the speed to high and continue beating. Your buttercream frosting is ready once all of the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks.

A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter!

Scoop your buttercream into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.

Prepare your fondant by dividing them into 24 spheres, about ½ an inch in diameter.

Roll the fondant spheres into strips, about 7 inches in length.

A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter!

Take two strips and twist them together.

Wrap a fondant twist around the circumference of each cupcake. Trim where necessary.

A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter! A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter!

Top the cupcakes with 4 candy eggs. Serve and enjoy!

You see? Just a few simple steps to create an Easter cupcake basket – and so many candy eggs to enjoy! Sweet, sweet, sweet!

A delicious batch of chocolate cupcakes adorned with a generous amount of mini candy eggs. Perfect for Easter!

Be sure to check out Dawn’s take on candy eggs! I swear, her creations make me drool: Every. Single. Tiiiiime!

Do you enjoy candy eggs? Are they available year-round in your neck of the woods?
If you liked what you read, be sure to subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter for extra recipes, tips, and fashion-forward finds!
 

How to Dress Up Your Easter Dessert with Candy Eggs
Print Recipe
5 from 8 votes

Bird's Nest Cupcakes with Candy Eggs

The cutest addition to your Easter sweet table: spruce-up your next batch of chocolate cupcakes with delicious candy eggs!
Keyword: candy eggs, Easter dessert
Servings: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 12 of your favourite chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
  • 1 tbsp high-quality cocoa powder
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 6-7 oz. brown fondant
  • cornstarch
  • 48 candy eggs

Instructions

  • Before you start the decorating process, ensure your cupcakes are completely cool.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and milk on low speed.
  • Gradually increase the speed to high and continue beating. Your buttercream frosting is ready once all of the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks.
  • Scoop your buttercream into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  • Prepare your fondant by dividing them into 24 spheres, about ½ an inch in diameter.
  • Roll the fondant spheres into strips, about 7 inches in length.
  • Take two strips and twist them together.
  • Wrap a fondant twist around the circumference of each cupcake. Trim where necessary.
  • Top the cupcakes with 4 candy eggs. Serve and enjoy!

And don’t forget to visit my blogging buddy, Dawn, on Instagram for your daily dose of brightness, cuteness, and all-things-fun!

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh I would totally hire you to do my stuff! This looks amazing and it’s cute and I agree that Easter candy eggs definitely need to be for decoration.

  2. oh my goodness how cute is this idea for easter- my kids wpuld love helping ( and eating ) all of those candy eggs too ha i cant wait to try it out this weekend!

  3. What a cute idea and of course perfect for Easter. Doesn’t look to hard to make and the grandkids would be love these.

  4. Those candy eggs are by far, my favorite holiday candy ever. We wind up buying at least 3 bags before Easter and then as many as we can get when they go on sale, after Easter


  5. This is so cute I would probably rather display it than eat it. This is perfect for Easter party with friends and family. It looks so tasty too everyone in my family loves cupcake.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest from Instagram

Copyright © 2019 · Theme by 17th Avenue