PEEPS Strawberry Pistachio Cupcakes

I made these Strawberry Pistachio Cupcakes as a fun spring treat! I made this treat easy to make by using cake mixes and Wilton decorating supplies. The PEEPS® look like they want to sit in a nest, so I made a nest with some blue and green edible Easter grass. I’d love for you to Pin It to your Easter or Recipe board! Here’s how I made these cupcakes:

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Strawberry Pistachio Cupcakes
 
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Spring flavors make these cupcakes a favorite for Easter!
Ingredients
  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • Strawberry Cake Mix
  • Pistachio Instant Pudding (3.4 oz)
  • Water (as needed for 2 boxes of cake mix)
  • Oil (as needed for 2 boxes of cake mix)
  • Eggs (as needed for 2 boxes of cake mix)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray two cupcake pans with no-stick cooking spray with flour.
  2. Follow cake mix directions to prepare Yellow Cake Mix in one bowl and Strawberry Cake Mix in a second bowl.
  3. Pour half of the Yellow Cake Mix into a third bowl.
  4. Beat in the Pistachio Instant Pudding into the third bowl.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of cake batter into the cupcake pans, alternating between the three flavors.
  6. Bake for time indicated on the cake mix directions.
  7. Cool then decorate.

PEEPS Cupcake Decorating Supplies

I used Wilton products to help me decorate my Strawberry Pistachio Cupcakes. I used edible Easter grass for the PEEPS® to nest in. I used a Wilton 1M decorating tip to apply green and pink frosting to my cupcakes. It was my first time to use the Wilton Royal Icing Mix and Wilton Icing Colors and I loved that the icing dries hard and it’s easy to get just the right color using the concentrated gel colors.

My photo below shows how I spooned each of the three cake mixes into the cupcake pan to achieve the marbled cupcake above. Next time I won’t fill the cupcake pan as full with batter because my cupcake tops baked right into each other. I didn’t use baking cups in my Wilton cupcake pan because they release so easily after baking it’s just not needed! But I did put my cupcakes in pink and green baking cups after I baked them so I’d get a pretty contrast to the Wilton Cupcake Wraps that look like white picket fences.

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