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Spring Flower Basket Cupcakes

Posted by  ·  March 26, 2010  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

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Today I am making  Easter Basket Cupcakes.  These little baskets would be perfect for Easter or May Day!

Simply melt a little chocolate candy coating or chocolate chips. Place the melted chocolate in a zip loc bag. Snip off a tiny bit of one corner of the bag. Pipe the chocolate onto wax paper. I drew a handle shape on a piece of copy paper and place wax paper on top.  It gave me a guide and I could slide the wax paper around using the guide over and over.

Allow basket handles to harden completely and then stick them into the frosting on your favorite cupcake.  I used sugar flowers for my basket, but you could easily pipe flowers or fill the basket with jelly beans or colorful chocolate eggs.


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Comments

  1. Shannon
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love your site!! It is one of the few sites I try and visit daily. Those handles look like they take way more time than they actually do. Cute cupcakes!!!
  2. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Adorable Cindy! I love the chocolate handles! So creative!! I knew you wouldn't disappoint! ;)
  3. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So many cute ideas! Thank you for the chance to win!
  4. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Your basket cupcakes are ADORABLE!
  5. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love this idea. That handle is adorable. My little 5 year old girl would love these any time and day! thank you.
  6. Jaime
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Another great idea! I think this would also make a great May Day basket treat! Thanks! :)
  7. Sunnie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are way cute and creative! They dont seem too hard either, I might not be able to make such nice handles though.
  8. Raye Marie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This looks like fun! My nine year old concurs. Thanks for the giveaway!
  9. Trudy
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh, this would be so fun!
  10. Rita
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Cindy,
    Thanks for the help! I LOVE the cupcakes and even looked through the site as my 1st time to visit. So many neat ideas!
  11. Barbara
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love your site
  12. Shannon
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Once again you have another great idea for the holidays~ thanks for the giveaway
  13. Rhonda
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are so cute! I would love to win one!!
  14. Rhonda
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are sooo cute! I would love one!!
  15. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh my gosh I LOVE these, they are precious!
  16. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    How cute are these... I usually use licorice but edible chocolate will be so much better....
  17. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh how fun it would be to make this with my 3 year old and 21 month old!
    Thanks for such a GREAT blog!!
  18. RachelJ
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    The cupcakes are really cute and you make it sound easy to do!
  19. sarah
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My granddaughter has a birthday next week & I want to make those cupcakes for her to take to school! Thanks
  20. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I LOVE the cupcakes. I had no idea that it would be so easy to make chocolate designs (the basket handle) like that. I think I will have to give it a try. Very cute blog and I think that the Easter Bunny Chalet is very fun. Thanks for your post and ideas.
  21. Gigi in Bentonville
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love the Cupcakes & The Bunny Hutch, my Granddaughter would love to make both of them!!!
  22. PWINCESS
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Wow, you are sooooo creative. I admire people who do what you do. Good job!
  23. polly k.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    would love this for my 18 month old grandson. he would love this for sure! (and me too)
  24. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I would love love love to have the Bunny house for my niece!
    Love the cupcakes.
    Cindy
  25. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    these would be perfect for the
    tea party' my 3 yr old wants to have with her grandmas for mothers day!
  26. Aleigha
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those are so precious! I would love to try it with some edible flowers too :)
  27. Mang
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh these are so cute! I'm going to attempt them for my kindergarten students!
  28. Claudia Diaz-Garcia
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love your website. I got hooked late last year. Thanks for taking the time to showing us how to make all sorts of cool things. :) BTW those cupcakes look great. Can't wait to try them out.
  29. Sheila Irish
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I LOVE your Spring Flower Basket Cupcake idea! Thanks so much for sharing it....Thank you for the chance to win this adorable giveaway!
  30. Princess Jewel
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes are adorable!! Please sign me up for your giveaway
  31. Mary
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.
  32. Marla
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love the cupcakes. Thinking those are perfect for the Easter part at Daughter's school.
  33. Alice
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Your cupcakes look like the professionals made them. How clever of you to think of this idea and make something that looks so difficult do, actually so easy to execute in our own kitchens. Thank you so much for the Spring flower baskets that will adorn my Easter table.
  34. Gloria Elswood
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    That is adorable. I hope I win!! We have a new greaat granddaughter and her BIG sister is feeling left our. A fun thing for us to do together!!
  35. Pauline
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love it. Such a wonderful Spring idea!
  36. Sara
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So cute, and you make it look easy!
  37. Kelly
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I would love the bunny hutch to make with my 3 year old. She is so into Easter this year!
  38. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    this bunny hutch is so adorable.
  39. Kirstie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My girls would love making this bunny house!
  40. Jeanine
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh how cute! Love your site and your giveaways!
  41. Amy B.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Adorable cupcakes! Would love to win the bunny hutch to decorate with my 2-year-old. Thank you for the giveaway!
  42. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Your easter basket cupcakes are so fun....
    Jana
  43. Barbara Mccollum
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I absolutely love the chocolate handles! what a great idea
  44. KATHI
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What wonderful little baskets. I've got to start baking!
  45. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    how cute and fun to do with the kids. thanks for the great chance to win one!
  46. christi young
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    my kiddos LOVE doing these little houses. they each take 2 sides to claim as their own. cuteness!
  47. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    The cupcakes are awesome! The grandkids will love them!
  48. Carole Tidwell
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I'd love to win one of these - and want to make the cupcakes for my granddaughter for Easter! What a clever idea!
  49. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those handles are so very clever!!!
    Love the bunny hutch idea.
    We got gingerbread houses on clearance after the holidays and made them for Valentine's instead!
  50. Michelle in NJ
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love those cupcakes.....looks delish! I'l love to win that Bunny house...would be fun to do with my 2 little ones!!
  51. jules p
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    this is super cute. the handle is just genius. thanks for sharing!
  52. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My sister-in-law sent me the link to this post. I love cakes and all things cake related, so I think your cupcake flower baskets are just so fun! I'm having a bunch of children over this year to decorate miniature cakes that look like Easter eggs. Next year we might have to make these instead!
  53. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I like how you mix the store bought with hand made. Coolness!
  54. Narita R.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    How cute. The handle makes the cupcake look like it was made in a professional bakery! And it is so easy! I like these because they will be cute for children or adults.
  55. Stephanie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Wow, you do make those look easy, I wonder if I should attempt them..
  56. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Too cute!!
  57. Jane
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Another reason to celebrate Easter? Sign me up!
  58. Rachel Ellis
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love these cupcakes. They are so cute!!!
  59. debbie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I think I like the hutch better than gingerbread houses. I'd love to win!
  60. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This is a slippery slope. My daughter asks me for a kit like this every holiday! Gingerbread house, haunted house, bunny hutch--next a passover goblet by Wilton?

    Oh well, I wasn't going to fit into my bathing suit this summer anyway, bring on the frosting.
  61. michelle n
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a great idea! I want to make some of those cupcakes this week. Thanks for a chance to win!
  62. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Would love to make the Bunny Hutch with my boys! Thank you so much for all your fun and crafty ideas!!
  63. Amber N.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love those baskets!!! The bunny hutch would be fun.
  64. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    How adorable is that! What fun the Bunny Hutch would be :) Thanks for the giveaway.
  65. Jen
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    CUTE! I would love to make this with my daughter!
  66. Nancy H.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a great giveaway...I sure hope I win!
  67. cyndi parker
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    love it!!!! Great chocolate handles. Thanks for the idea. My three boys would love making this. Thank you..
  68. Pattyjo
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a great Easter giveaway! I know what i am making my 3 Grand kids next door for Easter. Also thank you for the cupcake printouts! I am cutting the prints out today and getting them ready for my 6 Grand kids in Alaska, and 1 in Texas. She may be 19 but she loves to show her college friends what I make and send her. It makes her feel so loved and special.
    Thanks for the chance, your the BEST!
    Pattyjo
  69. Pam Pike
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    what an adorable idea to make this house for Easter with the grandkids. I love your blog and visit every day. Please count me in for your contest. Thanks, Pam
  70. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I took one look at those cupcakes and thought, "Way too hard for me." But you make it look easy! Happy Easter.
  71. Susan
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    It's so adorable. What a great idea for Easter.
  72. Charlotte
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Clever and so festive.
  73. Joan
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love the bunny hutch. The cupcakes are adorable!!!
  74. Lynn Clark
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are sooo cute, I am always looking for crafty fun things to do with my 2 granddaughters and they also love to bake so this is the best of both worlds. Thanks so much for the post.
  75. Jill
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a fun bunny hutch! Your ideas are truly making me have more fun with my kiddos = thank you!
  76. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are just adorable! I think they would bwe great to serve on Mother's Day too. Thank you for another great idea.
  77. Lindy V
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I wouldn't have thought the easter basket cupcakes would be so simple! I think I am going to make some and use some tinted coconut for the basket "grass" and top with jelly beans.

    Great idea thank you for sharing!
  78. Michele
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are too cute. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing. Michele
  79. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    We would love this!!! My kids would be in Easter heaven.
  80. Eleanor in Houston
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute. We would have great fun making this.
  81. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Your cupcakes are precious!

    The bunny hutch is too cute for words. Well done!
  82. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    how fun! i love it!
    stierlefamily at yahoo dot com
  83. Sheila
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those are the cutest cupcakes!
  84. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes look amazing!
    And the bunny hutch would be fun to make! Gotta love Wilton.
  85. Jennifer
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I have never seen anything like this. So cute! Makes me want to bake :)
  86. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute and YUMMY Idea!
  87. Linda
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    We love bunnies here! I love the way you showed to make the basket handle. I would never have thought of that and it looks so easy. Thanks!
  88. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love using the chocolate instead of Twizzlers to make the basket handle. Thanks for the fun giveaway.
  89. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh my kiddos would love that!
  90. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My 3 year old would LOVE this! Hope I win.
  91. flora
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute!
  92. Alisha
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This is so sweet and you are very generous! We would have a ball creating this adorable house!
  93. Lori
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I cannot wait to make these for my family for Easter and as a surprise-special treat for my co-workers. Love this website, thanks!
  94. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    How adorable! I haven't seen this! My kids would have so much fun making this together! Thanks!
  95. jennifer
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    How fun to do for Easter. Would love to win.
    Thanks Jennifer
  96. jan
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    How adorable!!! My grandsons love doing a gingerbread house with me so I know they would love the bunny hutch.
    Thanks Jan
  97. BettyC
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a sweet craft! I'd love to make this with my granddaughters!
  98. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I LOVE this idea! I am definitely going to make them for the after school children - they'll love it!
  99. Mayra
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Wow, I am so looking forward to making these with my girls. The bunny hutch looks adorable.
  100. Mutti
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    You really do make every day special for all of us! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas and giveaways...
  101. J.L.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This would be so fun to make with me kids!
  102. terri
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
  103. Amy
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My daughter is obsessed with bunnies and would LOVE to have this!
  104. Mimi
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a sweet idea! My kids would love to make this and eat it too!
  105. carla
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    you are so amazingly talented. i love subscribing to you because your ideas are full of variety and are so doable!

    i would love a bunny hutch at my house Easter morning!
  106. Ellen
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Thank you dear so much for your website. I love it so much. I am moving into my new apartment next month and cannot wait to try these awesome gifts you have place on your site. God bless to you and yours.
  107. Gail B
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My daughter is getting married in May, the wedding will be outdoors and done picnic style, with a pig roast. I have been looking for something for the kids to enjoy rather than wedding cake. This will be perfect, these are awesome!! I can do them in blue and brown to accompany the theme/colors. Many thanks for the great idea!
  108. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    That is so cute! I love it, what a fun idea :) Hope you have a lot of fun on your DAY! I sure did. What a great giveaway, spring break is here and my kids would love to put together a bunny hutch!
  109. Kimber
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love this. What a great idea for family fun especially if the Easter egg hunt is called off due to rain. Thanks for always sharing the best ideas!
  110. Anne
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Ooooh, so cute! Please pick me for the bunny house!! :D
  111. Kristina
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I just discovered your blog and I'm LOVING it! Thank you for your adorable, fun ideas!
  112. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Cute cupcakes!
  113. Janise
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love the basket handle. I never would have thought of something so clever! With all the colored meltable candies, you could do basket handles in nearly every color. So many idea to spring from!!!! Thanks so much.
  114. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So fun, i love those basket cupcakes. And i know my boys would have a blast making that bunny hutch
  115. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love the cupcakes. I was trying to guess what the handle was when I first saw the picture. I thought it must be some kind of purchased cookie. I really love that it is something you make yourself. I will have to try these. Thanks for the idea!
  116. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh this is a blast from the past! My mom use to make the basket handles the same way! She also would make baskets by painting chocolate inside cupcake holders 'gluing' the handles on & they'd be filled with little chocolate chicks & bunnies she made from molds. I've been eyeballin' the bunny hutch for a few years now!
  117. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love how easy these are! This is simple enough a beginner can do...or even a non baker! Buy the prefrosted cupcakes and add the decorations! Fantastic! Thanks
  118. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Adorable cupcakes!
  119. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute cupcakes. My girls would love to do another "gingerbread" house - for Easter!
  120. Anne Marie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh would I love this - thanks for the chance!
  121. annabelle
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to give it a try, I love making cupcakes and these looks so cute
  122. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those are the cutest flowers! I love wilton products so your giveaway is also great. You did a great job hosting the blog hop & your instructions are dead on.
  123. Tina
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This is absolutely perfect! We are not a big dessert family and these will surely give a smile and look great as our Easter treat :)
    Thank you so much for the great idea!
  124. shari
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    taking notes as i read because you have come up with an awesome idea and i love to do these kind of things with the grands! there are no mistakes and everything is edible-sugar rush is not a problem. the bunny hutch would be a fun group project.
  125. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Love the little handles!
  126. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    ADORABLE Cindy! You are so creative!
  127. Nicola
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes are CUTE!

    The hutch is really neat. I love the fact that it is already assembled. I have a hard time assembling the gingerbread houses for Christmas. :)

    njfoley at sbcglobal dot net
  128. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Cute cupcake idea! and yay for giveaways!
  129. Lisa
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So adorable!! Love those cupcakes!! I can't wait to get into my kitchen to make some for company coming over!
  130. Christi B
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute!
  131. Ramona
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    You didn't say if the giveaway is for US residents only or not. Still, a gril can dream...
  132. Jackie A.
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love the cupcakes! My children and I will enjoy making them together!
  133. Ashley
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a cute idea!
  134. Laura C
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This would be a fun project to do with the kids
  135. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    love this!
  136. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So this Bunny Hutch- just makes me happy! I have to get one for my son to decorate! He loves doing the Christmas gingerbread houses!
  137. charlotte
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    It's very cute !
  138. Devon
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These cupcakes are so great. I think I will make them this year. Thanks for another great idea!
  139. Julie B
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes are precious! I love how you did the handle, I never would have thought of that! This is one of my favorite blogs, I learn so much :)
  140. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    I love it. It looks so cute and so easy. We were looking for a cute neighbor treat for May Day!
  141. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    If those aren't the cutest cupcakes then I don't know what is! Just absolutely adorable!!!!
  142. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    CUTE CUPCAKES!! how fun I love your great instructions and the bunny house would be so fun :-)
  143. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    ly projects. Love all your daily ideas.

    thanks
  144. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Thanks for the cool cupcake idea. I have a feeling we will be making those very soon. Pick us to win the bunny house. My little son saw it and said "whoa". :) I think he'd dig it.
  145. Bekah Brooks
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    So fun - thanks for the opportunity!
  146. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Cutest cupcakes I've seen in a long time.
  147. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh how I love this creative blog. It's the best!
    This would be so fun to win!
  148. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Cindy ~ These are totally not what I was envisioning as I clicked the link to your blog hop today. What an adorable idea, the edible handle was a total surprise and really takes the cake (rather cupcake!)
  149. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What BEAUTIFUL cupcakes!!! I love them... SO creative!!

    Blessings-
    Amanda
  150. Fran from Utah
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Absolutely Darling! Love the cupcakes as well as the easter house! Who would have thought!?
  151. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes are so pretty! What a great idea.
  152. Sidney B
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!
    My Granddaughters would love the bunny hutch. fingers crossed:)
  153. Jennifer Thomas
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes are adorable!

    Would love to win the hutch!! How cute is that?? My kiddos and I woudl love doing that together... How fun!! Hope to win!
  154. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are insanely cute... I am a kindergarten teacher and my kids will just love making these and any excuse to get covered with sticky melted chocolate is fine with them... they may not look as perfect as yours but we will have a blast trying! Bet they taste as good as they look...om nom nom xx

    Happy Easter x
  155. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very nice, like the chocolate handle instead of pipe cleaners that I have seen others use... Bless your weekend!
  156. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This is such a CUTE! idea! thank you so much for sharing! you are too kind!
  157. Shari
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Oh my, what cute cupcakes - I think my 10 year old baker will LOVE making these this weekend, thanks for the inspiration!
  158. gemgirl
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What beautiful cupcakes. I would love to have a Bunny Hutch to make. It would be perfecat for the breakfast I have planned.
  159. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Ooh! Thanks for the chance!
    nettacow at gmail dot com
  160. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    What a cute little bunny hutch!!
  161. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those are just adorable! Love how you made the handle edible!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz
  162. Katie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute idea!
  163. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Wow! Those are cute cupcakes! I've not tried doing anything like that either....
  164. Alice S
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    My kids love making a gingerbread house at Christmas so this would be lots of fun for them.
  165. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    The cupcakes are just exquisite, I will have to have a go at making them, perhaps with my crafty kids? Also luv the cupcake toppers from the other day, Thank you.
  166. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Very cute! I love the handle!
  167. Friday, March 26th, 2010
    These are adorable!
  168. Sue
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    This is a wonderful project to attempt! Thank you so much for the great directions and photos to go along with it. I've never done anything like this, but I'm definitely willing to try now!
  169. susie
    Friday, March 26th, 2010
    Those cupcakes are adorable.

    what a great giveaway. My kiddies would love the bunny hutch.