Don’t get us wrong; we’re the kind of kitchen DIY lovers that will bake anything and everything all year round, but there’s just something about spring that gets us really excited and ready to bake even more than usual! That’s why we’ve had our eyes peeled lately for all kinds of recipes and treat decor ideas that will help us turn out favourite baked good into lovely spring sweets that would brighten just about anyone’s day.
Just in case you love the idea of making spring themed and flavoured cupcakes all season long just as much as we do, if no more, here are 15 of the very best recipes, designs, and ideas that we’ve come across so far in this year’s search for inspiration!
1. Buttercream daisy cupcakes
Are you quite an experienced baker but also quite experienced in decorating the things you bake so you’re looking for something with a bit of detail delicate because you like a challenge? Then we think you simply must take a look at the way I Am Baker made these delicious cupcakes and topped them with stunning daisies made entirely of buttercream!
2. Pink strawberry cupcakes
Just like we start craving sweet, bright cupcakes every year around springtime, do you start craving delicious types or lemonade, especially if it’s strawberry pink lemonade? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along quite well with this delicious, fragrant, and colourful pink strawberry cupcake recipe outlined step by step on Recipe Girl!
3. Lemon sunflower cupcakes
Did you really like the idea of making adorable cupcake treats that are decorated to look like flowers but you’re just not sure simple daisies are quite your thing, or dark chocolate cupcakes, for that matter? Them maybe you’d prefer to make something lighter and more colourful! We adore the way Erica Sweet Tooth made these fantastic lemon cupcakes that are topped with hand layered icing sunflowers. Their tutorial shows you how it’s done.
4. Easter basket cupcakes
Easter might have happened already for this spring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bookmark a recipe or tutorial for next year just to make sure you’re prepared! We’re in love with the very decorative way that Baking A Moment turned their simple cupcakes into entire cute Easter baskets using icing, sprinkles, and candy Easter eggs.
5. Chocolate butterfly cupcakes
In addition to baking delicious cupcakes, do you enjoy practicing your hand at homemade chocolate treats as well? Then we think you’re really going to love the way Oh Nuts made delicious cupcakes and topped them with handmade chocolate butterflies for spring, which their tutorial also shows you how to make.
6. Garden carrot cupcakes
Just in case you’re interested in the concept of making a spring cupcake design but you’re more of a vegetable gardener than a flower bed curator, here’s another idea that might appeal to you a little more! Your Cup of Cake shows you how to make adorable icing cupcakes with candy stems and crushed Oreo “dirt” right on top of your cupcake.
7. Rose, zinnia, and hydrangea cupcakes
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make yourself stunning flower cupcakes, would you rather make all different kinds in once batch like a bouquet, rather than sticking to just daisies or sunflowers? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these stunning floral cupcakes from the tutorial on Baked Bree a try! They show you how to use icing techniques and sprinkles to make rose, zinnia, and hydrangea cupcakes.
8. Easter chick cupcakes
Just in case you’re still in love with the idea of making cupcakes that look like little springtime baby animals, here’s another concept that you could save for next Easter or else just make right now because baby animals are born all season long! We’re in love with the way The Simple Sweet Life topped their cupcakes with adorable icing chicks.
9. Flower pot cupcakes
If you’re going to fully decorate your cupcakes to look like something cheerful and springlike, would you actually prefer to go all out and really present your cupcakes in a way that will impress any guest? In that case, we think you’ll really appreciate the way Little Things not only decorated the tops of their cupcakes to look like flowers but also popped each one into a miniature terra cotta pot to make them look like the garden is actually planted!
10. Spring cupcakes with sugared flowers
Just in case you’re intent on trying something new and making something so lovely that your family and friends will practically gasp when they see just how pretty and spring-like your cupcakes are, here’s a suggestion from Martha Stewart that actually shows you how to top your cupcakes with real flowers! Their tutorial shows you how to ice your goodies differently so they look like they’re filled with glaze but also how to sugar your flowers so they’re a little extra sweet.
11. Desert bloom cupcakes
Are you feeling very intrigued indeed by the idea of making a springtime cupcake that has all kinds of plant inspiration but you’ve never really been a flower person in real life so you’re not sure you want to make them from icing either? In that case we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way Women’s Day created a whole array of desert blooms by decorating their cupcakes to look like various little succulents and cacti!
12. Orange almond cupcakes
Perhaps decoration is actually a little bit less important to you than taste and interesting flavour combinations so you’ve actually been holding out and continuing to scroll in hops of finding something that tastes like spring, rather than just looking like it? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like these orange almond cupcakes outlined step by delicious step on Martha Stewart.
13. Coconut lemon cupcakes
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about fresh tasting lemon flavoured cupcakes but you’re just not sure that lemon alone is quite enough of a springtime flavour for you, since you’re the kind of person who simply adores fruity flavour combinations the second the sun comes out? Then we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at the way I Heart Naptime made these lemon coconut cupcakes that are so light and scrumptious that we practically feel like we’re on the beach with each bite.
14. Black raspberry cream cupcakes
Is your favourite part of spring actually the fact that all of your favourite berries start to bloom and suddenly come back into season? Then why not make a kind of cupcake that takes advantage of those great flavours? We don’t often find many baked goods that harness the great taste of blackberries, which is a shame because they’re our favourite, so we were very pleased indeed to come across this fantastic tutorial from Easy Baked.
15. Lemon blueberry cupcakes
Just in case we’ve still got you thinking about how much you love the idea of combining lemon with another kind of fresh, springtime taste but you’ve just never been that much of a coconut lover, here’s a delicious recipe that lets you play with the combination of lemon and blueberry instead! Get the full details for making it happen on The Recipe Critic.
Do you have another favourite spring flavour of homemade cupcake that your family and friends adore but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it, give us the recipe so we can try it out too, or link us to photos of how great your finished treats look in the comments section!