Easter Cupcakes Decoration Tutorial

Easter Cupcakes, Bunny Cupcakes, Bird Nest Cupcakes

In my newest tutorial I show you how I decorated these cute Easter cupcakes! They are the cutest Easter cupcakes that I ever did see with a little bunny bottom and bird nests with the birds and eggs.  You will use your favorite cake recipe or cake mix and bake your cupcakes and you can use your favorite frosting recipe too! Below is the frosting recipe that I used on these along with the link to watch the video on how I decorated them.

 

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup butter (room temperature)
1 cup all vegetable shortening
8 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 fluid ounces half & half
3 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream

Instructions
1. Cream butter and shortening until fluffy.
2. Add confectioner’s sugar and continue creaming until well blended.
3. Add salt, half & half and heavy whipping cream and mix on low speed until moistened.
4. Add additional heavy whipping cream if needed.
5. Beat on high speed until frosting is fluffy.

 

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Bird Nest Cookies For Easter

Bird Nest Cookies, Easter Cookies, Easter Desserts

How adorable are these bird nest cookies? They would be perfect for Easter. They are so cute and they are easy enough (just a bit messy on the hands) to have your kids help with making them! Check out the recipe and video below.

Bird Nest Cookies, Easter Cookies, Easter Desserts

Bird Nest Cookies, Easter Cookies, Easter Desserts

Bird Nest Cookies, Easter Cookies, Easter Desserts

Bird Nest Cookies, Easter Cookies, Easter Desserts

 

Bird Nest Cookies
1 – 12 oz chocolate chips
1 – 10 oz peanut butter chips
1 – 12 oz chow mein noodles
Cadbury Chocolate Mini Eggs
Peeps Marshmallow Chicks

Instructions:
1. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter chips together. Microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
2. Stir in chow mein noodles and mix together.
3. Lightly spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
4. Drop mixture into greased muffin tins and mold into nest shapes. Large muffin tin used for Peeps Marshmallow Chicks and regular sized muffin tin used for smaller bird nests for the eggs.
5. Place in refrigerator for chocolate/peanut butter chips to set.
6. Remove from refrigerator and place mini eggs and Peeps marshmallow chicks on top.
7. Enjoy!

Watch how it’s done!

Until next time,
Dovie ❤

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Jasper’s Puppy Birthday Party

My sweet Jasper turned a year old and I did his birthday photos, which you can see in my previous blog post, but we also had a little puppy birthday party for him!  His aunt, pup cousin and grandpa came to help celebrate.

I made a few party decorations for him that turned out pretty cute. I made the “Happy Birthday” banner you see in the photos below, colorful pennant banner and paw print napkin rings. Also, I made him his own birthday party hat and I can’t forget about the party balloons. Every birthday party needs party balloons. I should have the birthday banner and a few other matching instant download birthday coordinates in my shop soon.  It’s just a matter of getting pictures and getting them uploaded.

puppy party decorations

Shih Tzu Puppy Birthday Party with pup cakes

puppy birthday pup cakes

I can’t forget to mention that we even had pupcakes to help celebrate the occasion. They have peanut butter, honey and carrots. If you would like to make your fur baby some you can find the recipe below.

Puppy Party with pup cakes

Puppy Birthday Party with pup cakes

Shih Tzu birthday party

Here is Rocky, Jasper’s pup cousin, and he approved of his pupcake!

puppy birthday pup cakes

Mom and her puppy

A photo of the birthday pup with his sister and mom!

Mom and her puppy

I love my fur baby and this picture of us. His puppy dog kisses lets me know he loves me too!

Sleepy birthday pup Sleepy birthday pup

I love this sleepy puppy face so much! He needed a nap after such a busy day!

Pupcake Recipe (Makes 12)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 banana
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Frosting
1 – 8oz low fat cream cheese
1 cup of peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Line a cupcake/muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners. Place all ingredients into bowl and mix until mixed together.  Spoon evenly the mixture into the cupcake liners. Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until a inserted toothpick comes clean.

Frosting: Place cream cheese and peanut butter into bowl and mix together until mixed together. Place frosting into piping bag with large star tip and pipe on to the pupcakes. Decorate with your dogs favorite treat.

These may not be too appealing to the human guests but the dogs love them! You can store any leftovers in a freezer bag for up to a month. Remove and thaw before giving to dog.

Until next time,
Dovie

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Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe – Appetizer

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

You think you have tasted the best spinach artichoke dip? Think again, because this is the best spinach artichoke dip recipe around and it is so delicious! If you love spinach and artichokes with ooey gooey mozarella cheese then you’re going to love this too. My family sure does, including my kids which is great news because spinach and artichokes are so good for you.c

We enjoy eating it at family parties and as an appetizer special occasions. Also, it is a great game day food to snack on while watching your favorite football team. If you are ready to find out how easy it is to make this delicious goodness then keep on reading.

 

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Ingredients: (Yields 6 Servings)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of juices
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, chopped

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Spinach artichoke dip recipe

Directions: Preheat oven to 325 Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients and place into shallow baking dish. Bake dip for 15-20 minutes for 15-20 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted. Serve it with tortilla chips or bread. Then enjoy!

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Spinach Artichoke Dip Recipe

Look at that yummy goodness! If you try this recipe I would love to hear your feedback by leaving a comment.

Until next time,
Dovie

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