Easter Cake Ideas

While we were pursuing Pinterest for Easter-inspired treats, we came across this owl cake. We figured: substitute the owls for peeps and BAM- how festive! We decided to try it out for your reading pleasure and to make sure it would look alright.

Cute Easter cake     Pinterest cupcake tree

Our Version                                                                   Pinterest Version

First, gather your ingredients:

1 box of cake mix
cupcake sleeves
chocolate icing
white icing
green food coloring
a few peeps

Bake your cupcakes according to the package directions. We used 12 cupcakes to make our tree, but you can use more or less depending on how big you want it to be. Set out your cupcakes in a tree formation

We love that this shenanigan is a “cake” made out of cupcakes. This makes it perfect to bring to a meeting or a class- everyone gets a cupcake and there’s no cutting slices and no mess.

Spread the chocolate icing on the trunk section of your tree.

How to make a cupcake tree

Mix your white icing and a few drops of green food coloring together in a bowl until you’ve reached your ideal leaf color.

Using an icing tube or our favorite Ziploc trick, put the green icing on the cupcakes that will make up the leafy part of the tree.

Easter icing

We added some chocolate icing “branches” to our tree to finish it off.

Cake tree

Finally, place your peeps on the leafy part of your tree. We used ours to cover up any holes in the cupcake design.

Cute Easter cake

You’re all done! We really liked this shenanigan because the peeps made it festive; but throw on some flowers and you’ve got a great springtime treat. Or you could use orange, red and yellow icing instead of green if it’s fall!

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8 Responses

  1. JoAnn

    What a great Easter surprise for the kids!!! They will love it!! So bright & fun!!

  2. Brittany

    Both of these cupcake trees are adorable! I like your version better though, less cupcakes in the tree mean less temptation!


    Absolutely adorable… They are well crafted and look yummy!

    Zoet Hart