I love these cupcakes! They're easy to make and so cute decorated with ladybug or toadstool sugar decorations.
For decorating, you'll need:
Make a simple buttercream frosting. Make sure the frosting is a little on the stiff side -- if it’s too soft, the grass will droop. If you're looking for a good recipe, try the American Buttercream recipe from Glorious Treats or this one from Joan's on Third.
Add the gel paste food coloring, a drop or two at a time, until you get the shade of green you want. Place the tinted frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a grass pastry tip.
Starting at one edge, place the tip just over the cupcake and smoothly and quickly pull up as you squeeze a small amount of frosting onto the cupcake. I like my ‘grass’ to look more like a meadow so I make the ‘blades’ a little longer. If you'd like more lawn like grass, place the tip onto the cupcake and make the ‘blades’ about a 1/4”.
Place toadstool or ladybug sugars before the frosting sets and enjoy!