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Easter Basket Cupcakes

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Fun for the Kids!


  • 1 dozen cupcakes
  • 1 can prepared vanilla frosting or homemade buttercream frosting
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon green food colouring
  • 1 1/2 tsp. water
  • 12 - 81/2-inch long orange or red licorice twists
  • 8 ounces Jelly Belly jelly beans in pastel colours.


Frost cupcakes generously with white icing, being careful to spread out to the edge of each cupcake. Bend one twist and insert ends into cupcakes making a basket handle.

Combine water and green food colouring. Combine coconut and toss until the coconut is bright green. Add more of the water/food colouring mixture to achieve desired colour.

To decorate cupcakes, place about 10 beans all of the same flavour standing up as a border. Sprinkle green coconut on top of cupcakes. Place in the centre, five Jelly Belly beans in colours different than the border colour.

Serving Size: Makes one dozen Spring Baskets.

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