SOURCE: Wilton Products

February 09, 2015 10:35 ET

Impress Spring Party Guests With Surprise Sweets

MISSION, KS--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - (Family Features) Transform an ordinary cupcake into something extraordinary with a peek-a-boo filling. These simple cupcakes are an easy addition to any spring celebration. You'll want to serve every variety of these turned up treats for Easter and beyond.

The best part about this party trick? It's easy. You'll be digging this one out of your recipe repertoire for every spring soiree.

Hop to Easter
Who said Easter baskets are just for the kids? Treat your holiday guests to take-home cupcakes served in individual cupcake boxes. They'll be delighted to find a surprise inside these icing-filled cupcakes.

The Garden Party
Spring into the season and host an outdoor party on the patio or in the garden. Your guests will enjoy the fresh air and the sweetly decorated desserts.

Add Fresh Flavor
Shake things up with a refreshing new twist. Try filling your cupcakes with refreshing lemon meringue, raspberry mousse or peanut butter and jelly cupcake fillings.

No matter how you slice it, fill it or serve it, these cupcakes are a party pleaser that's guaranteed to impress. Find tasty filling recipes, fresh ideas and easy decorating projects at www.wilton.com

Carrot Garden Easter Cupcakes
Servings: 1 dozen cupcakes

Favorite chocolate cake mix or recipe
Creamy Decorator Icing
Chocolate Decorator Icing
Leaf Green Icing Color
Orange Icing Color
Crushed chocolate sandwich cookies

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place Color Wheel baking cups in standard muffin pan.

Prepare cake mix following package instructions. Bake in prepared muffin pan 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling grid.

To decorate, tint small amount of creamy decorator icing green; tint remaining orange. Use spatula and chocolate icing to ice tops of cupcakes smooth. Sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Chill until set, about 15 minutes. 

Use knife to cut out center of cupcakes almost to bottom of cupcake. Use tip 2A and orange icing to fill in center of cupcake and pipe about 1/4 inch above cupcake; pat smooth. Use tip 352 and green icing to pipe pull-out leaf carrot tops. 

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