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Easter Basket Cupcakes with American-Style Buttercream
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs

Make these adorable Easter Basket Cupcakes this Spring! Follow the easy video tutorial for a fun project to work on with your kids or grandkids. Use your favorite cupcakes along with this fabulous American-Style Buttercream, for an unforgettable holiday treat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: American, Buttercream, Cupcakes, Easter, Easter basket
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 311 kcal
  1. Roll about 1 ounce of fondant into a rope, about 10-inches long.  Fold the rope in half and twist.  Drape the twist over a rolling pin to create a curved shape.  Allow to dry/harden for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Make the White Cupcakes according to the recipe directions.  Cool completely, and remove cupcake papers.
  3. Make the American-Style Buttercream according to the recipe directions below.  Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a coupler and a #48 tip.  Pipe the frosting on the sides of the cupcakes, in a basketweave pattern (see video above).  Remove the tip and pipe a flat layer of frosting over the top of the cupcake.  Add a #22 tip and pipe a shell border around the top edge of the cupcake.  Top the cupcakes with green sprinkles and Easter egg candies.  Set the fondant basket handles into the soft frosting.
To make the American-Style Buttercream:
  1. Place the softened butter and salt in a large mixing bowl and beat together until creamy.  Add the powdered sugar, 1 1/2 cups at a time, mixing on low speed until fully incorporated.  When all the powdered sugar has been mixed in, add the almond extract, turn the mixer speed up to medium-high, and whip until fluffy (about 3-5 minutes).  Pour the heavy cream down the side of the mixing bowl, in a slow and steady stream, while whipping.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

It's best to let the frosting dry a bit before serving, so the cupcakes can be more easily handled.

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Nutrition Facts
Easter Basket Cupcakes with American-Style Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 311 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 39g43%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Calcium 7mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.