Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Egg Box Mini Cupcakes

I've been thinking for the last couple of weeks about alternatives to giving Easter eggs this year and then I remembered this idea that I had seen in a cake shop window a few years ago. The mini cupcakes look so cute and are a refreshing change from the mass produced Easter eggs.
I've never made mini cupcakes before and had to have a good search around online to find appropriate recipes. In the end I settled on vanilla cupcakes from The Daily Home and chocolate cupcakes from BBC Food. I did however half each recipe, otherwise I would have ended up with about 100 mini cupcakes...not a bad thing I hear you say!!
The chocolate cupcakes looked particularly tempting as there is buttermilk in the recipe and also double cream in the icing! To finish them off I used some chocolate sprinkles, as well as some mini Easter eggs and chicks. Mini eggs would also work really well. You can't see them in the picture but the cakes are baked in these Hop n' Tweet cupcake cases...they're so adorable and also have tulips around the sides.

These egg box mini cupcakes make a super cute treat...and because they're a homemade gift it shows you care!
These are also my first entry into the April Teatime Treats challenge with the theme being Easter...obviously!! Teatime treats is hosted by Lavender and Lovage and What Kate Baked, why not check out the bumper scone entries submitted in March.

20 comments:

  1. These look gorgeous Laura, and I love the idea of displaying them in egg boxes. A really lovely alternative to Easter eggs! :)

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  2. What a sweet idea, I may have a go myself! Thanks :)

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  3. Aw these are too cute! I think I'm going to have to steal this idea for the weekend :)

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  4. Love the idea of popping the mini cupcakes in the egg boxes! They look great!

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  5. I absolutely love this idea. I'm a big fan of baking mini things, and as you might know, love making mini cupcakes too. Must find the time to try and make these before Easter.

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  6. Brilliant idea and gorgeous pics.

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  7. The stall went pretty well, actually it's funny this is what you blogged about because I made up tons of egg cartons of mini's and they were the most popular thing from the stall, they were flying off the table! I also often use them to give as gifts to people - they keep the mini's really secure don't they! Did you buy yours especially? I just saved egg cartons up for a few months and recovered them with flowery paper but it took soo long to remove all the sticky labels from them! If I'd have been down south I would have bought some but people don't pay much for cupcakes in North Wales so I had to get creative! I love the look of that chocolate frosting you used, such a great contrast with the pink too!

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  8. This is so cute. I agree this would be great to gift to give to someone for Easter

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  9. Wow!This is ever so cute and pretty. It makes you really think of springtime and Easter. You are talented! XX

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  10. So cute! I like very much your presentation. Lovely photos!

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  11. I love this idea!! I would love it more if I made them and they looked like yours!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    Happy Easter!

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  12. These are adorable! I love this idea. I really hate throwing some things away...like all of those egg crates that normally are empty the day after I buy them. This is a great use for recycling...and cupcakes are my favorite Easter treat! Thanks for the idea~ Holly

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  13. When I read the title I thought you had the same idea as me. I've been waiting months to bake mine and blog about them so I'm glad it's not quite the same :) These mini cupcakes look amazing and I would be ecstatic if you gave me one :)

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  14. These are beautiful! What a fantastic idea. And- dare I say it- nicer than an Easter egg.

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  15. A BRILLIANT TTT entry and LOVELY idea for Easter baking! Have a LOVELY Easter weekend!
    Karen

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  16. Love this idea! Wish I would have seen this sooner . This would have been fun to give out to neighbors and friends. Thanks for passing this along!

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  17. what a lovely idea! have a great week

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  18. :) these are adorable!! great packaging idea!

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  19. Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by over at my blog.. I am loving the name of your blog too ;). Btw, this egg box mini cupcakes is genius!! You have some amazing bakes and I am your newest follower too.. Am going to be buzzing you as often I can too, so do stay in touch.. Cheers Jo

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