Spring Cupcake Ideas

CoconutCupcakes Let's be honest. Cupcakes are good any time of year. Just because you can serve a chocolate cupcake no matter what the calendar says doesn't mean you should, though. So what the heck - let's talk about some spring cupcake ideas....

CoconutCupcakes
CoconutCupcakes

Let's be honest. Cupcakes are good any time of year. Just because you can serve a chocolate cupcake no matter what the calendar says doesn't mean you should, though. So what the heck - let's talk about some spring cupcake ideas.

  • Coconut: Nothing says spring quite like coconut. It's pretty, light and fluffy -- a perfect treat for longer, warmer days. If you're feeling in the mood to decorate, add two cups of coconut and a two drops of green food coloring to a sealed jar and shake. Now you have "grass" that you can sprinkled on top of your frosted cupcakes; add gumdrops of jelly beans as eggs and you can make them into Easter or May Day baskets.
  • Pineapple: Truth be told, we haven't tried Betty Crocker's Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes ourselves (yet), but we can't wait until they do. There's something about pineapple's sweet, tropical flavor that makes it perfect for warmer weather.
  • Creme de Menthe: Mint is light and refreshing -- not the right flavor for winter, but excellent for this time of year. Andes Creme de Menthe Cupcakes sound indulgent. If you need a little less going on in your cupcakes, give Grasshopper Cupcakes a spin.
  • Strawberry Cream: Right about now is when strawberries -- which had tasted like sawdust all winter -- start to be available in grocery stores at prices normal people can afford. Take advantage by adding using strawberries as decoration, or go all out with a recipe like Strawberry Cupcakes With Lemon Icing.

Like we said, there's no wrong way to enjoy cupcakes. Keep up with this blog and we will be sure to offer posts in the future about more designs, ideas and approaches to these treats.

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