Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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  • Bunny Butts make me giggle. Much like making Melted Snowman Cookies or Deviled Egg Chicks, I smiled and talked to these little bunny bums the entire time I made them.

    So perfectly cute you almost don’t want to eat them! But here I am again – making the cutest Easter cupcakes you ever did see.

    close up of bunny butt cupcake in grass with jelly beans

    And I will eat them, cause I have zero self control when it comes to cupcakes. Who are we kidding?

    Easter Cupcakes

    I’ve told my foodie friends before and I’ll tell you again: I am the worst cupcake and cake decorator in the history of decorators. Two-year-old children put me to shame. Seriously.

    bunny butt cupcakes

    So I find ways to make cute baked goods that don’t involve artistic ability, skill or even much time. Using premade ingredients and just a few moments, they come together with ease.

    These adorable Bunny Butt Cupcakes, complete with lush jelly bean grasses, were the perfect addition to my Easter dessert display that also included Cadbury Egg Cupcakes and a Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake.

    cadbury egg cupcakes on stands
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    What You’ll Need

    All you need to make these bunny cupcakes are:

    • Box of cake mix and the ingredients to prepare it (eggs, oil & water)
    • Cupcake liners
    • Frosting tubes- black, pink and green
    • Tub of frosting- vanilla or chocolate
    • Jelly beans
    • Circus peanut candy
    ingredients for easter bunny cupcakes

    Start by preparing the cupcakes. Use whatever flavor floats your boat! I used vanilla frosting, but feel free to use chocolate for brown bunnies or a combo of the two. Slather it on using an offset spatula.

    frosted cupcakes on a baking sheet

    How To Make Bunny Feet for Cupcakes

    Yep, those adorable little thumper feet are just Circus peanut candy cut in half using kitchen shears.

    If you’ve never had Circus peanuts, they are just marshmallows in a pale orange that look like peanuts, but oddly enough, they taste like bananas.

    Use the smooth side for bunny feet and either eat or discard the rough, textured side.

    how to make bunny feet for cupcakes

    Use black frosting to make the center pads and three little lines for the toes. Secure two to the bottom of each cupcake, pressing firmly into the frosting.

    If you have trouble getting them to stick (Circus peanuts are oddly heavy), break a small toothpick in half sticking one end into the foot and securing the other in the cupcake. Just warn your diners they are in there before taking a big ole bite!

    bunny feet cupcakes

    How to Make the Bunny Tail

    Place a large dollop of frosting towards the top center of the cupcake. You can use a rose tip or even a star tip for this.

    If you don’t have any frosting tips, no worries, just dollop it on there and use the tines from a fork to “fluff it up”.

    close up of bunny feet and tail on cupcakes

    Bunny Grass

    You can’t really get the full effect of a bunny bum sticking straight up at you without grass surrounding it.

    And what else would Easter grass be surrounded by other than Jelly beans?

    how to make grass and easter eggs on cupcakes

    I used a star tip for the green grass, but even if you just used an offset knife and slathered it in, then placed your Jelly Beans, you’d be all good.

    Flaked coconut tinted green with a drop or two of food coloring also does the trick easily. I just happen to not be a fan of coconut.

    easter bunny cupcakes for pinterest

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    Easter Bunny Cupcakes

    Bunny Butt Cupcakes are the cutest Easter cupcakes you ever did see. They are SO easy that anyone can decorate them with just a few pre-made ingredients.
    Prep Time30 mins
    Cook Time30 mins
    Total Time1 hr
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bunny butt cupcakes, easter cupcakes
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 177kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola

    Ingredients

    • 1 box vanilla cake mix and ingredients to prepare
    • 1 16-ounce can vanilla or chocolate frosting
    • 1 tube pink frosting
    • 1 tube black frosting
    • 4 tubes green frosting
    • Screw on tips for frosting star and small circle tip
    • 16 Circus Peanut candies
    • Assorted Jelly beans

    Instructions

    • Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. This should yield 24 cupcakes. Allow to fully cool.
    • Frost all of the cupcakes with vanilla, chocolate or a mixture of both frostings.
      overhead of frosted cupcakes
    • Cut Circus Peanuts in half lengthwise. This should leave you with a "figure 8" shape. Discard (or eat) the side with the "peanut" indentations. Press the cut side into the edges of the cupcake with the smooth side facing up.
    • Using black frosting and the small circle tip (usually used for writing), pipe out the pads of the bunny feet.
      bunny feet
    • Using the star tip attached to the pink frosting, pipe out a bunny tail on the opposite side. I went back with a fork, using the tines to spruce up the bunny fur a little.
      pink bunny tales
    • Using the star or leaf tip (I did half and half, but you can't really tell the difference) pipe out the grass. Decorate with jelly beans to represent Easter eggs.
    • Arrange on serving platter so it looks like the bunnies have their heads stuck in the ground.
      bunny butt cupcake
    • If you've tried these, come back and let us know how they are in the comments or ratings.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.5mg
    Bunny Butt Cupcakes for Pinterest

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