Easter Lollipop Cupcakes

For Easter brunch this year, I wanted to make some EASY but fun cupcakes. I mean I love spending an hour browsing around on pinterest, day dreaming about the extravagant cupcakes I plan to bake but let’s get real…I’m not gonna make sheep cupcakes with a barn cake to match. Okay, maybe I would if I didn’t have a job.  I seriously think those people hire elves to secretly work on all their pinterest crafts day in and day out.

So instead I sought out the master of all things holiday related, Martha Stewart.  Of course, I knew my cupcakes would be better than hers because my highly successful cooking empire is worth $971 million, not a measly $970 mil.

I adapted her recipe because Giant and Target both had a small selection of sprinkles.  So instead of sprinkles I dyed the frosting (and myself). I went to church the next day with blue dye still on my hands…good thing I had an apron (thanks Jenny).

laffy taffy

What you’ll need:

  • Cupcake mix of your choice (and the ingredients written on the box).
  • 2 cans of buttercream vanilla frosting. You could probably get by with one, but I like a lot of frosting.
  • Lollipops.
  • Food coloring of your choice.
  • Green Laffy Taffy.
  • A frosting kit– I bought the 12 piece Wilton cupcake decorating kit at Target for $9. It even has instructions how to make different frosting designs.
  • Something to roll the Laffy Taffy.  A rolling pin is preferable…If you’re ghetto like me,  a can of peas.
  • Scissors to cut the petals.

Flower lollipops


  • Bake the cupcakes and let them cool.
  • Dye the frosting. I dyed one can purple and the other blue.
  • Roll out the taffy and cut into petals.
  • Frost the lollipops using your decorating set.
  • Frost the cupcakes.
  • Place the lollipops and taffy petals on the cupcake.

Ta Da! Bright, springtime cupcakes perfect for Easter brunch!

easter lollipop cupcakes

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