Easter Peep Cupcakes

These adorable cupcakes are so much fun to make and share. They’re perfect for an Easter dinner or a kid’s farm-themed birthday party.

They are super easy to make, I used a box of vanilla cake mix for my cupcakes. You can always use a from scratch recipe or grab a dozen or two unfrosted cupcakes from your local bakery. For the decorating directions just scroll down.

Everyone is going to be giving you compliments and wanting your recipe.

Peep Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 22 Cupcakes
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 1 box of Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs room temp
  • 1/2 C of softened unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 1 C whole milk
  • Black cupcake liners
  • cupcake pan

Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 C powder sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 6 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • Yellow gel food coloring

Frosting Supplies

  • 4 disposable piping bags
  • 2 Tip couplers
  • Medium Round tip
  • # 3 tip
  • #69 tip
  • # 366 tip
  • 1 black icing tube
  • 1 medium ice cream scooper
  • 1 angled icing spatula
  • 2 Medium bowls


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with the cupcake liners
  3. In a medium bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla extract, stir until combined
  4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 21 minutes.
  6. Pull out the cupcakes and allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting Directions

  1. Using a stand mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium speed.
  2. Mix until you see stiffed peaks in your frosting.
  3. Scoop about 1/2 C frosting out and place into one of the two medium bowls
  4. In the first medium bowl mix in 3-5 drops of Orange gel food coloring until combined. You’re wanting to get a dark orange color for the beak
  5. In the second medium bowl, scoop about 2 C of frosting in it.
  6. Mix in about 6 drops of yellow food coloring and mix until combined. You are wanting to get a dark yellow. This will be the frosting for the feathers
  7. Using the remaining frosting, mix in 3 drops of yellow food coloring to get a light-yellow color.

Decorating instructions

  1. Cut tips off the piping bags and place tip 3 onto the coupler and into one the bags
  2. Place tip 366 into the second piping bag
  3. Place the medium round tip into the third piping bag and scoop some of the light-yellow frosting into the bag
  4. Place the #69 tip into the fourth piping bag and scoop the orange frosting into it
  5. Scoop the dark yellow frosting into the piping bag with tip 366
  6. Squeeze the black icing into the piping bag with tip 3 on it
  7. Using the medium ice cream scooper, scoop out some of the light-yellow frosting and place it onto the top of the cupcake
  8. Using the angled spatula, smooth out the frosting
  9. Using the Medium round tip, pipe a dollop of frosting onto the lower part of the cupcake for the face
  10. Using the piping bag with tip number 366 on it, pipe “Feathers” onto both sides of the cupcake and the middle back of the cupcake for the tail.
  11. Pipe some “Feathers” on the back part of the face
  12. Using the number 3 piping bag, pipe two dots for the eyes
  13. Using the number 69 piping bag, pipe a “beak” in the middle of the face.
  14. Enjoy!

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