“Hello Cupcake!™” Easter Eggs from Duncan Hines (Closed – Winners Posted)

Live Giveaway – Closed – Winners Announced Below

This spring, say goodbye to frost and hello to frosting with delicious desserts. Transform your traditional Easter celebration into an even sweeter experience with creative treats the whole family will enjoy baking and indulging in together. Duncan Hines® helps you create delicious family moments with decadent recipes even the tiniest pair of hands in your family can help make. Baking at home with family creates unforgettable moments and fills the holidays with that priceless feeling of togetherness.

These versatile recipes are perfect for your Easter breakfasts, brunches, or desserts and enable you to entertain on a shoestring. Store-bought sweets can be expensive, and economic times call for easy and budget-friendly ideas. Below is just one recipe that is sure to bring Easter cheer to the table. (For more fun, tasty recipes, check out the Duncan Hines® website.


Created by the authors of the popular cupcake decorating book Hello Cupcake!™. This is a fun Easter project to make with the kids or with your baking friends. All it takes are easy-to-find ingredients, fun food dye colors and delicious frosting. Easter Egg Cupcakes aren’t hard to make — but they’re sure to impress as gifts, or to decorate your holiday table.


Baking Instructions:

  1. Tint 2 cups of the frosting light green. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the light green frosting into a zippered plastic bag. Tint 1/2 cup each of vanilla frosting pink, light blue, light purple, orange, and yellow. Spoon 2 tablespoons each into zippered plastic bags. Press out the excess air in each of the bags, seal, and set aside.
  2. Using a serrated knife, trim the graham crackers into an egg shape 3 1/2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. Snip a small corner (1/4 inch) from the bag with the 1 1/2 cups of green frosting and pipe a small dollop on top of each cupcake and place a graham cracker on top, pressing down to secure. The cracker will hang over the edge of the cupcake. Freeze the cupcakes for 10 to 15 minutes to set.
  3. Place the remaining 1/2 cup of each tinted frosting into a separate microwavable bowl. Working with one color at a time, microwave the frosting, stirring frequently, until it is the texture of lightly whipped cream, 20 to 30 seconds. Holding a chilled cupcake by the paper liner dip the graham cracker into the melted frosting to coat, turn right side up and let stand. Continue with all of the cupcakes and graham crackers making two eggs of each color.
  4. Snip very small corners (1/8 inch) from the bags with the 2 tablespoons of frosting. Pipe decorative dots, lines, and dashes on top of the frosting-coated crackers. Using the bag with the 1 1/2 cups of light green frosting, pipe dots of frosting around base of each egg always pulling the peak away from the egg (be sure to cover any exposed cupcake).
  5. While the frosting is still wet add candy decors to create decorative patterns.

I recently tested out this recipe on my kids, and while mine weren’t near as pretty as what’s pictured above, they did taste great! The kids loved them, and we all had so much fun making them together.

Now, I want to spread the same joy to you and your family. I’m going to give 2 lucky winners the Duncan Hines® ingredients needed to make these super-delicious cupcakes.

Since this is a live giveaway,we’re going to make things easy – and fun!

To Enter: You MUST visit the Duncan Hines® website. Then, come back here and leave a comment telling me one other recipe you would like to try.

Once you have done that, you can earn extra entries by doing any of the following:

  • Tweet about the giveaway. (Leave a link)
  • Spread the word on Facebook about the giveaway. (Leave a link)
  • Email 3 friends, telling them about the giveaway. (Make sure you BCC me in that email: angie {at} 5vinezmonkeys {dot} com.)

Once you have shared the giveaway (doesn’t matter how), you can leave as many comments as you want, BUT, the comments have to revolve around Duncan Hines®. (Talk about cupcakes, talk about frosting, talk about things you’ve made with your kids using to Duncan Hines®.) Just keep it family friendly, and follow the rules.

At 3pm EST, I will end the giveaway and lock the post. Then, I’ll head to Random.org and pick 2 winners. (Make sure you have a valid email address in your profile or your comment.) I’ll post the winners below, and will send an email to the winners. You will have until tomorrow morning at 8am EST to claim your prize.

Ready? Set. Go!

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this post. I was contacted by a rep from Bender Hammerling Group on behalf of Duncan Hines®. They will be fulfilling the winner’s prizes.

Random.org picked the following numbers:

Here are your random numbers:
23 28

Timestamp: 2010-03-31 19:05:54 UTC

Congratulations to our winners………

#23  Atreau said… I’d like to try the Butterscotch Spice Cookie recipe.

#28ladcraig said…  Sunshine Lemon Bars look delicious!

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Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Brownies and Cream Sandwich Cookies is one recipe I would like to try


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    I like the looks of the Brownie Cupcake Sundaes.

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    suburban prep says:

    The Pumpkin Carrot Cake Cheesecake sounds wonderful and would be gone in no time in my family.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

  4. 4

    The Angel Food Cake with Fresh Citrus Sauce looks yummy.


  5. 5
    liliesrnice says:

    the strawberry brownie shortcake sounds good!

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    Anonymous says:

    The expresso jewels recipe sounds really good.

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    Tethered Mommy says:

    I'd love to try the German Chocolate Brownies.

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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    GoldenOrchard says:

    I'd like to try their extreme fudgy peanut butter brownies


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    GoldenOrchard says:

    tweeted http://twitter.com/WildOrchids09/status/11370643331


  10. 10

    Carrot Cake Cheesecake

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    plhill2000 says:

    I want to try Banana Coffeecake.

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    sohamolina says:

    I'd like to try Spicy Hot Chocolate Brownie. YUUUUM.


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    kathy pease says:
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    kathy pease says:
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    I would like to try the Sunshine Lemon Bars recipe. garrettsambo@aol.com

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    susan1215 says:

    Carrot Cake Cheesecake looks yummy

  20. 20

    The Quick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies caught my attention right away! ..I'm off work today- I just might make some! 🙂

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    takisha a. says:

    i would like to try the cute confetti cupcakes recipe.

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    I'd like to try the Butterscotch Spice Cookie recipe.

  24. 24

    I made really fun cupcakes for all my friends (..military so it's not like we have a TON) for St. Patty's Day!! They were fun!

  25. 25

    I love Duncan Hines because they have my favorite cake… CARAMEL!! 🙂

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

  26. 26

    I love the Carrot Cake Cheesecake recipe.

  27. 27

    I'd love to try the Carrot Raisin Cupcakes! 😀 Thanks!!

    alisonad23 at gmail dot com

  28. 28

    Sunshine Lemon Bars look delicious!

    Ladcraig at gmail dot com

  29. 29

    german chocolate brownies.

  30. 30

    I Love Yellow cupcakes with chocolate on top!!!

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    Rebecca O says:

    The German Chocolate Brownie recipe looks really yummy. Thanks! 🙂 bekki1820cb at gmail

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    Rebecca O says:

    We are making cupcakes with our son this weekend…we have cute silicone animal baking cup/holders to use! 🙂

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    fancyfeet48 says:

    mmm the brownie cupcake sundaes look good
    I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

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    fancyfeet48 says:

    I follow your blog using google friend connect

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    Rebecca O says:

    I didn't know that they have 23 different kinds of cake mix! I know that I really want to try the Lemon Supreme.

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    Rebecca O says:

    I like their Creamy Home-Style Coconut Pecan Frosting! It is so good.

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    Stephanie says:

    I would like to try the Coffee Toffee Brownie Bars

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    Rebecca O says:

    I didn't know that Duncan Hines made snack sized products. I will be getting the Snack Size Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix and the Snack Size Classic Yellow Cupcake Mix during my next grocery trip.

  40. 40

    The Creamy Home-Style Lemon Supreme Frosting looks very tasty!

  41. 41

    Duncan Hines Caramel cake ROCKS!

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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    Ellen C. says:

    The red and white velvet cookies recipe looks great. Thanks for the chance.

    sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

  43. 43

    Crumble Top Carrot Raisin Muffins sound good and relatively healthy!

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    The Gosfam says:

    I would love to try the Sunshine Lemon Bars–MMMM!!

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    My favorite thing to make with Duncan Hines products is not on their website – their 13 by 9 brownie mix is the best base for cookie dough brownies – I make those regularly and they're always a big hit.

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    The Gosfam says:
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    The Gosfam says:

    I love baking. This Duncan Hines' recipe would be so fun to make with my girls. I got the best Egg cookie cutter.

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    The Gosfam says:

    Duncan Hines is such a great company, and I love to make their brownies. Can't go wrong with brownies from a box.

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