Whilst coming up with concepts for Munchkin’s Easter morning tea, I was trying to work out how to make the sweet Miss Etoile baking cups I’d purchased at Pfister smaller. Because no Munchkin I knew was going to eat that much cake!
And then I had a light bulb moment. What if I created an Easter morning tea with a built-in egg hunt?! I decided to surprise the little girls with their eggs hidden in the base of their cupcake containers!
After messing around with templates etc, I discovered the simplest way to create it was to use two baking cups modified to create one with a secret compartment and trap door in the bottom.
To make your own you need:
- Two baking cups
- Some ribbon or lace
- Washi tape
- Double sided tape
- A ruler
- An x-acto knife or similar
- Treats to fill your hidden compartment!
To start with, I used a scalpel to cut a trapdoor into the bottom of my baking cup. Making sure to leave enough room to adhere a piece of tape afterwards.
Then using some double-sided tape and a piece of lace, I created a tab secured on the inside of the trapdoor. This allows for the trapdoor to be pulled open.
To finish off the trapdoor, I used washi tape to stick the trapdoor closed.
Then, taking the second baking cup, I measured and marked how high I wanted it to be (allowing for the cupcake on top) and cut it down. Then cut repeatedly around the sides as shown. This makes it constrict when you put it inside the outer cup.
I then add my treats/ treasure into the bottom of the outer cup. Making sure not to overstuff it or your trapdoor will pop open!
Finally, I add a little double-sided tape to the bottom of the cup along the base and pushed the insert cup into the outer one as shown. You’re now ready to add your cake to the top and your surprise will be complete!
Another handy trick with this design, is that once the trapdoor is discovered and opened, you can push gently on the inner cup and it will fall to the table below the outer cup. Making a sweet little open container for little fingers to reach their Easter treasure!