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Easter Cupcakes and Treats with M&M's
Ideas for Cute Cupcakes, Goodies and Treats with Pastel Easter M&Ms
Each year at Easter time I make cute Easter Nest Cupcakes with M&M's. This year I decided to experiment and make some new M&M designs using the beautiful mix of pastel and speckled M&Ms in the Easter bags. I used some of the standard designs like the M&M flower and designs using Easter Bunny Corn (pastel candy corn), but I also have some new ideas to share like a simple carrot design and also a very cute bunny and lamb idea.
Since I'm a big M&M fan, of course I had to look all over the web and find other amazing Easter treats made with this pretty mix of pastel Easter M&M's too. I've added a list of several more ideas for treats and goodies for parties and egg hunts.
Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes - Green Icing Grass and M&M Egg Chocolates
These are my all time favorites. The large cupcake is topped with green tinted frosting (applied with grass Wilton Tip # 233) and Speckled Egg Shaped M&Ms. The mini cupcake has plain chocolate M&M's on top. For the icing I used regular canned icing (nothing fancy) with a few drops of green food coloring mixed in. I made a video of exactly how easy it is - listed below.
How to Make Easter Egg Nest Cupcake - With Milk Chocolate M&M's for Eggs
Carrot Cupcake Made with Orange M&Ms - The idea for this design came to me while searching for a stuffed carrot!
I made this carrot design with six orange M&M's and 2 green M&M's (these colors are from the regular bag). I think this would be a great design for cakes and cupcakes at Thanksgiving too.
Designs with M&M's and Bunny Corn - Pretty Pastel Green, Blue, Pink, Lavender and Yellow
Here I combined M&M's with Easter Bunny Corn (see below). I used 3 bunny corns on each cupcake, but 5 looks nice too.
Bunny Corn (Easter Candy Corn in Pastel Colors) - Love these for Decorating Cupcakes and Treats
Oh So Cute Bunny Rabbit and Lamb Cupcakes - It Took Me a While to Get This
It took me a while to get these to look right. The trick was using brown Mini M&M's (see below) for the eyes. The regular size brown M&M's were just too big and looked awkward. I used a regular size pink M&M for the nose and pink candy corn for the ears. For the lamb I used white M&M's for the fluffy wool at the top of the head. If you don't have white M&M's can use a little more white icing for the fluffy part. I had some whites leftover from a bag of Valentine's Day M&M's.
Pastel M&M's in Pretty Patterns on Easter Cupcakes - This Sunburst Design is Nice with Lots of Color Combinations in a Group
I like this design because it's a little out of the box with the M and Ms standing up in the icing vertically.
Yellow Easter Chick Cupcake
I used brown Mini M&M's for the eyes on the chick too. I think they are my new favorite. The icing is regular canned icing with a few drops of yellow food coloring added. Two orange regular size M&M's make the chick's beak and I added three in pastel yellow for the chick's tuft.
Tip: Some of my cupcakes mounded up a little while they baked so I used a serrated knife to flatten the top. This will keep the icing and M&M's from sliding around if Easter happens to be on a warm day.
More recipes, ideas and pictures of how to use M&M's in Easter Treats and Goodies - From Bakers and Bloggers
- Cute Bird's Nests with Chow Mein Noodles
Gotta love this traditional favorite topped with pastel M&Ms.
- Another Easter Nest with Chow Mein Noodles
Photos show using white chocolate.
- Easter Nest Cucpakes
These are similar to mine, but use green colored cocunut for the grass. I love coconut.
- Almond M&M Easter Nests
These aren't cupcakes, but a delicious sounding treat topped with Almond M&Ms.
- Rice Krispie Treats
Another goodie you can decorate with these colorful bits of chocolate.
- M&M Pretzel Buttons - Don't Miss These
I just realized a friend of mine made these with Easter M&M's! Yay! It's the first batch I've seen with pastel colors. These are simply amazing and the PERFECT treat to share at work parties or any springtime get together.