Even if kids come back from the egg hunt with just a few eggs, you can have a fun egg-topped cupcake waiting for them! The decorating is easy, with pull-out icing grass topped by Candy Clay eggs that are speckled with dazzling icing colors.
Make Candy Clay 2 days in advance. Prepare Candy Clay recipe with bright white Candy Melts candy following recipe directions. Let set overnight.
Make eggs 1 day in advance. Make balls, 1/2 in. dia. from Candy Clay. Shape into eggs. Let set, about 2 to 3 hours.
To make each color of paint for speckles, mix 1 teaspoon lemon extract with a few drops of white-white icing color. Tint mixtures rose, blue and yellow. Place eggs on parchment paper. Use brush to dip into mixtures, then tap brush handle against your hand to splatter color onto eggs. Let eggs dry, about 2 to 3 hours.
Make cupcakes. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cupcakes. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint icing green. Use tip 233, a cut disposable decorating bag and green icing to pipe pull-out grass on cupcake tops. Position eggs.