Make Easy Spring Cupcakes and Flag Toppers

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For Easter weekend, we’re making these Easy Spring Cupcakes with purple rosette icing, chocolate eggs and DIY flag toppers.

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

It’s no secret that we love cupcakes in this house.

For Easter weekend, we made these Springy cupcakes with purple rosette icing, chocolate eggs and DIY flag toppers.

I chose to use a quick cake mix to bake the cupcakes (I think the icing and decoration are the most important parts of the cupcake anyhow!) and we spent yesterday morning decorating them together.

If you want an adorable Easter dessert this weekend, why not whip some up for your family too?

Materials:

  • cake mix
  • cupcake wrappers
  • scrapbook paper
  • toothpicks
  • glue stick
  • buttercream icing (butter, shortening, vanilla, icing sugar, food colouring)
  • mini chocolate eggs (we used the M&M’s speckled eggs)

Directions:

First, make some cupcakes according to cake mix directions. I like to bake them in fun, colourful cupcake wrappers!

To make the flag toppers…

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Cut pieces of scrapbook paper that are 1″ by 2″. Fold them in half width wise. Cut the folded piece into a triangle shape as shown above. Glue the inside center of the flag with a glue stick (it’s a fun kid job)!

Fold the triangle around the top of a toothpick and flatten to seal.

To make the icing…

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Cream together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 tsp vanilla. Add 4 cups icing sugar and 2 Tbsp milk. Blend. Add in food colouring and blend.

To assemble the cupcakes…

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Spoon the icing into a large icing bag with a Wilton 1M tip (this is my FAVOURITE tip to make beautifully iced cupcakes in a snap!).

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Little C always wants to put “roses” on our cupcakes, so I start in the center and swirl outwards with the icing. You can also start on the outside and swirl in for a more classic look.

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Put three chocolate eggs in the center of each cupcake. This is a fun job for a child to do!

DIY Spring Cupcakes & Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Poke a flag into the center of each cupcake (another good kid job!).

DIY Spring Cupcakes and Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

Enjoy your tasty creations!

Well, I’m off this weekend to enjoy my family, my friends, and to celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice for me.

I wish you and your family a blessed Easter!

DIY Spring Cupcakes and Cupcake Flag Toppers by The DIY Mommy

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11 Comments

  1. Oh my!! SO cute!! I love the colour of the icing! – Question. Where do you buy most of your baking supplies? It’s my daughters first birthday next month and I’m going to attempt (key word!) to make her a smash cake and a cake for everyone else to eat. I know you’re local, I’m for Beaumont, and was hoping there would be a storefront somewhere in our area.

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a fantastic long weekend with your family!

    1. Hi Jess! Lately I’ve been buying my supplies at Bulk Barn (there’s a new one in Spruce Grove). They have tons of awesome baking goodies! Also, Michaels and Walmart both usually have good icing supplies like piping bags and tips. Hope that helps. Have a wonderful long weekend too!

  2. So cute! I found the most beautiful candy eggs at Shopper’s Drug Mart this past Easter. I’m trying to remember that for next year, because I love to use them to decorate cupcakes, too! =)

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