I made these cupcakes for our playgroup egg hunt and for my 4 year old's class. They were easy and very cute!
For cakes, I always use Duncan Hines butter cake mix. To the dry mix, I add one small instant french vanilla pudding dry mix then make as directed (3 eggs, water, 1 stick butter). Next, bake as directed for cupcakes and let cool.
For icing, I use Wilton's buttercream recipe. I change it up some when I am making white icing (see step 4 on the Wilton link) but for any colored icing, I follow this recipe. I made 48 cupcakes and 2 recipes of icing, which I tinted "leaf green".
I spread a thin layer of icing on the cooled cupcakes. I placed 2 Cadbury mini eggs on each cupcake, then added grass icing in the middle, and then added the 3rd egg. Next, I added green icing with Ateco tip #133 to make grass all around the eggs (instructions for grass technique HERE).
For the preschool ones, I added a bunny topper, placed them in clear plastic cups, and then placed them in cute Easter bags to hand out individually. Happy Easter!