Easter Basket Cupcakes

This weekend I had family in town for Easter Sunday and I made some fun treats for our Easter luncheon.  This was another Pinterest inspired idea.

Not only were these cute, but they were yummy too!!

These were so fun to make, especially since I had help :)

To make these you'll need:
  • cake mix
  • sugar cones
  • frosting
  • coconut
  • food coloring
  • jelly beans
  • licorice
  1. Cut the bottom off the sugar cones.
  2. Place sugar cones in cupcake baking cups & in cupcake pan. (Tip: I used the mini cupcake baking cups to catch any stray cake batter at the bottom of the open cone.)
  3. Prepare cake mix, fill cones half way & bake cupcakes.
  4. Color coconut with food coloring.
  5. Remove cupcake baking cups from cone & frost cupcakes once they've cooled.
  6. Dip tops of cupcakes into colored coconut.
  7. Top with jelly beans.  (Tip: If jelly beans fall off, put a little frosting on back side of jelly bean to make it stick to top of coconut.)
  8. Cut licorice to size and place on cupcake to look like basket handle.

You can also make these without the cones.
I made regular sized cupcakes with the rest of the cake batter & we braided the licorice for the handles.


  1. These are so cute!! I didn't see them on Pinterest or I may have tried them. Now I will save this post so I remember them for next year.

  2. so cute, i don't eat coconut, but that grass stuff that you put on the bottom of easter baskets, walmart has it but it's edible, that would probably work too!

    1. That's a great idea for those who don't like or want to deal with the coconut. Thanks for the suggestion. :)

  3. That looks pretty cool

  4. For the grass, you could also use icing and a grass tip :-)

  5. Super cute! I can't wait to include them in my Easter sweets roundup on Monday!

    1. Thanks so much, it'll be fun to see your roundup. :)

  6. I want to make these for mh daughters class but have a few questions if anyone can help do you use big or little cones and do you put the baking cup inside the cone or just use it on the bottom to stop the cake batter from running out

    1. I used regular sized sugar cones. I put the sugar cones inside the mini cupcake wrappers just to catch any stray batter & discarded the wrappers after cooking. I also cooked them inside a cupcake pan so they wouldn't fall over. Hope this helps. :)

  7. It helped a lot thank you

  8. I have a question...how did you cut the sugar cones without them crumbling?

    1. I used a serrated knife & sawed the cones really slowly. It's a slow process, but I love the results.

  9. you are so awesome! thank you for sharing this great idea.


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