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Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter is almost here...have you made your cupcakes?

I made my Easter Cake basket and cupcakes yesterday!  It is so easy for the at-home baking!

  Go ahead pre-heat your oven to 325°!

I use a Butter-Recipe cake mix, mix according to directions on box, then add an envelope of Dream Whip.  Mix on medium speed for EIGHT (8) minutes, sometimes I bump up the speed for the last minute.  You will see the volume increase into a gorgeous creamy whipped batter that is absolutely delicious!
Pour into your baking cups.

For the Basket Cake use a small metal coffee can and pour about 2 cups of batter, (about 1/3 full) and bake.

  Bake the cupcakes around 15 minutes and the basket cake around 30 minutes.  You will yield one basket cake and around 18-19 cupcakes. 
To make icing: 
 Mix 1/3 cup of Crisco-2/3 cup of water-1 1/2 cup of confectioner sugar-dash of vanilla

Leaf Green Icing Color and my favorite tips for decorating these items are #30 star tip, # 47 basket weave tip and #104 for lovely leaves or to fill in some greenery. 

After decorating the way you wish, top with some fun Easter candies. I ad a bright color pipe cleaner for a handle, not suggested for children, to give the complete Easter Basket effect. Remove the handle before eating. 
As you can tell, I am NOT a professional cake decorator!  However, this is so easy anyone can do it!  yes even YOU!  TRY IT....

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