Yellow, Orange and Springtime Green - Cupcakes for Easter

This weekend is Easter - do you need a last minute dessert? Children and adults alike can't resist a tempting cupcake!  These are cupcakes I whipped up for a last minute dessert to bring to a family gathering a few years ago.  We still lived close enough to family (well, 3 hours away at the time) to 'gather' at a moment's notice.  These cupcakes were so easy but turned out so cute and were a hit with everyone.  And really, they are so quick to make, why not whip some up today and surprise your crew for Easter dinner this weekend?
  • Make your favorite cake recipe or use a box mix.
  • Make it into cupcakes. 
  • Let cool completely and top with your favorite frosting recipe (I have a bunch to choose from on my side bar!).
  • Sprinkle with non perils or colored sugar and wha-la! You are done!

The frosting I used on the cupcakes in the picture above is;

1 c shortening
1 c butter
4 c powdered sugar
3/4 c marshmallow cream
4 t vanilla extract

Beat on low 30 seconds and high 2-5 minutes until it looks like whipped cream.

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