Celebrate spring with cupcakes evocative of the season. With adorable baby bluebird cupcakes and pretty flower cupcakes, the following recipes will add spring to anyone's step.
Welcome spring with these sweet bluebirds, which are still too young to leave their shredded coconut nest. The birds are carefully piped out of tinted buttercream onto a simple vanilla-cake base.
Decorating cupcakes is a great way to get kids involved in baking. To make these butterfly cupcakes, start with a chocolate or vanilla cake base and ice with Swiss meringue buttercream. Put kids in charge of affixing candy heads, pretzel wings, and licorice antennae to form the butterflies.
These cupcakes are actually meringues baked in paper-lined muffin tins. Stewed rhubarb and whipped cream make a very appealing topping.