The most exciting aspect of spring for me is all of the color. Living in a place like Minnesota means that I see nothing but white landscapes for nearly 7 months of the year. Then April arrives, the snow melts and life happens. By Easter I am full of hope and promise for a more saturated season. These brightly colored cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate this joyous occasion. The classic yellow cake is light and has a soft, tender crumb; it is perfect topped with the sweet, creamy icing. The giant roses that sit on the cupcakes are not only gorgeous, but also simple to create with the right tools.