Easter Duck Cupcakes
Children often get up early to go on an Easter Egg hunt through the house. This Easter surprise your family and guests with the Easter Duck Cupcakes. They will surely make your holiday table extra special!
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 Tbsp pure vanilla
1 cup whole milk
1 cup soft unsalted butter
4 + cups powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Grass Green gel food coloring
1 package of marshmallow yellow ducks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cupcake pan with paper liners
Using a medium bowl mix together the all the dry ingredients:
Add butter and sugar in another mixing bowl and cream together.
Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well
Mix in the dry ingredients with the wet and mix until combined.
Add in milk and mix well.
Add the batter into the cupcake liners. Full 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 21-24 minutes
Cool for about 10 minutes while still in the cupcake pan
Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cream the butter and powdered sugar together until light and creamy.
If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
Test to see if the frosting can hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
Add several drops of the grass green gel food coloring. Mix well to incorporate the color thorough out the frosting.
If it is firm scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the star tip.
Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
Sit the yellow duckie in the center of the frosted cupcake.
Take two or three malted Easter eggs and place them together on one side of the cupcake.
Position several candy flowers on one side of the frosted cupcake.