In advance: Make fondant handle. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 6 oz. fondant; tint brown. Roll 1 oz. into a 9 1/2 in. long rope, 3/8 in. thick. Score lightly with a knife, making diagonal lines about 1/4 in. apart. Use pattern as guide for handle shape. Let dry 1-2 days on waxed paper-covered board dusted with cornstarch.
Also: Make cookies. Prepare and roll out dough. Cut 11 eggs for each basket using mini cutter from set; sprinkle on colored sugars. Bake and cool cookies.
Bake and cool cupcakes. Ice tops fluffy. Cover sides with tip 6 basketweave. Sprinkle tops with tinted coconut. Position cookies (use more icing if necessary). Insert handles.
This technique turns any treat into beautiful baskets. Perfect for Easter, Mother's Day, bridal or any Spring and summertime theme. This technique creates a two-dimensional woven-look design. Use for baskets, fences, or to completely cover the side of a cake.
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These cupcakes take some planning and organization, but are worth it when you see the looks on everyone's faces. They were a huge hit--I received many, many compliments on them. Take your time, but enjoy yourself!