How to Make Easter Cupcakes, Part 1 | Cupcake Tutorials

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I’m going to show you how to make Easter cupcakes because they’re super simple, super easy. When I think Easter, I think fun, pastel colors, so I’m going to show you how to color some vanilla buttercream. I have with me purple, yellow, blue, and pink. You’re always going to start coloring with one drop, because one drop of this goes really long way, and you can always add more.

I’m going to start with purple, and mix that really well. You going to want to use a rubber spatula so you can get into those creases and make sure everything gets well incorporated. That makes for a really nice periwinkle color. Next, I’ll go with our pink. Remember, one drop at a time. Make sure to get all that icing that rides up on the sides, just get all of that in there. Now I’m going to use our blue. The icing that I’m using is at room temperature because I like to have my icing really malleable and really easy to work with. If your icing just came out of the refrigerator, put it in the mixer for about five minutes with a paddle on medium speed and it should be good to go. That’s our baby blue. Lastly, our yellow.

I use a rubber spatula so I can get a maximum amount of mixing motion like this, and I can pick up a lot of the frosting and fold it over, and press the color in there. Once you have that uniform color and you’re happy with what it looks like, then you stop. That’s my four pastel colors for our Easter cupcakes.