Sometimes the creative ideas flow as fast as a waterfall, so much that you don’t have enough time to write them down or do a quick sketch. But yes, we all have those days when we need some inspiration and we can’t even think to put a pink bow around a bunny’s head to make it look cuter.

I’ve rounded up 10 great cookie and cupcake decorating ideas for Easter. So if you’re having a great creative day, let your brain explode even more with these super cute decorations. Or if you’re having one of those slow days then let these easter decorating inspo pics get those creative juices flowing! My favourites are number 5 and 9!

1. Hoppy Easter Cookies

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A simple design from TomKat Studio, yet so effective. Look at how cute those bows and tails are! Follow your favourite shortbread cookie and royal icing recipe (or check out these recipes here and here) then follow the step-by-step on how to get the perfect bunny.

2. Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops

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These Marshmallow Pops from Living Locurto are so unique, and so damn adorable! I don’t know why but the thought of marshmallows with royal icing excites me. What’s better? They look amazing! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Egg shaped marshmallows (or just regular marshmallows)
  • Royal icing
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Icing flowers
  • Pastry bags and tips
  • Ribbon
  • Vintage flowers
  • Easter Tags (click here)
  • Paper punch
  • String
  • Cellophane bags

3. Easter Basket Cookies

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There’s no instructions for this basked of cookies by LynInSingapore ones, but I adore how classy they are! They are to great not to use. Either make or buy a few colours of royal icing and use your imagination with some inspiration from these beautifully decorated shortbread cookies!

4. Carrot in The Garden Cupcakes

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Do you feel your creative juices flowing yet? How great are these carrot cupcakes from Cincy’s Hopper!? Those little bunnies will definitely be digging into these carrots.

5. Easter Nest Cupcakes

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I absolutely love the grass effect of this icing from Paris loves Pastry! It just shows how using the right tip, can really make or break your cake!

 6. Easter Egg Cookies

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This is another one of those images that doesn’t come with a recipe… but I couldn’t exclude them. What a great dose of inspiration! There isn’t one pattern I don’t like in this image. Try to recreate these, I’d love to see your take on some quirky Easter patterns. Share with us on social media using #cbsshomemade. Image from Robin Schantz

7. Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

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Using frosting to make an egg… Yes, you’re on to it My Baking Addiction! I think if I were to recreate this one, I would cut the chocolate egg in half to make it look like the egg has come from there. This is what I love about decorating cakes and cookies, the list of possibilities is endless! You can do whatever you want to do. How would you guys recreate this one? Show us by using #cbsshomemade on Facebook and Instagram.

8. Bunny Butt Cookies

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Who knew a Bunny’s Butt could be so adorable! It’s all cute to have easter egg lookalike cookies and eggs on top of cupcakes… but these have to be one of my favourites. So easy to do and the finished look is so cute! Either go wild with your imagination or visit Pillsbury for a step by step guide.

9. Chick Cookies

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This one is just another total dose of inspiration, because I don’t want to limit your creative flair. The Berry have lots of cool creative ideas.

So there you have it, 9 amazing cake and cookie decorating photos to help you get started. I’d love to see your recreations and/or creations for Easter so please share with us on social media using #cbsshomemade.

Happy Easter, and may the baker in you create delicious and cute easter treats for you and your family!

- Alex Frisby-Smith