Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Reception!

A glance at the Easter reception table!

Easter Sunday what a great time to fellowship with friends.

Easter Reception
Sausage Balls
Veggie Pizza
Mini Cheesecakes
Easter Cupcakes
Cream Puffs
Assortment of Easter chocolates and jelly beans
Potato Chips with Ranch Dip

Easter dinner would not be complete without Easter cupcakes! This tradition started when I was a little girl.  My mom is a great cook!  Every Easter, she would dye the coconut and make Easter cupcakes.  Many times these cupcakes were a hit at the school Easter party for all my siblings.  I quickly continued this tradition with my children.  These cupcakes are quick and easy to make.

1 box white cake mix ( I use Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic white)
cupcake paper foil
3 whole eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water
green food coloring
1 (7 oz.) bag coconut
2(16 oz.) can cream cheese frosting
1/2 bag jelly beans

Prepare Cake

You will need a box of white cake mix...follow the directions on the box to make cupcakes.  Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water. Beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Fill cupcake foil about 2./3 full. Bake at 350. I made mini cupcakes, but large cupcakes can be substituted.

Prepare cupcakes and let cool.

Prepare Frosting

For frosting, I use the cream cheese can frosting.  Mix a can of cream cheese frosting and add a few drops of green food color.  Mix well, so that all the color is evenly distributed.

Prepare Coconut

A quart jar works best, but any jar with a lid would work.  I pour the bag of coconut into the jar.  Then add a few drops of green food color.  Shake the jar so that all coconut turns green.

Assemble the Cupcakes

Add green frosting to all cupcakes, then top with green coconut and then top with a jelly bean!

Delicious and so simple to make!
Easter cupcakes with bird nest topper!

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