Tomorrow is our big annual
Easter Egg Hunt
and these Bunny Bum cupcakes
are going to be perfect for the lunch.
Bunny Bottom Cupcakes
Just make your favorite cupcake and your favorite
1/2 C. softened butter
4 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond flavoring
2-3 T. water, milk or cream
(water will give the easiest to use frosting as it
will be a little stiffer, cream will make the softest)
Mix all in a mixing bowl and beat with the
wire whip until smooth and fluffy. You want
this a little on the stiff side so that you can pipe it
and it will hold its shape. I choose water when I
want the frosting to hold its shape better.
Add more or less water as needed depending on
where you live. We live in the desert west so we often
have to add more liquids to our recipes.
I frosted the tops of the cupcakes and then piped
using Wilton's 233 tip, which looks like grass for
the rabbit fur. Pipe a little extra for the tail.
For the ears and feet just melt a little white chocolate
(I prefer discs to chips. I think they melt better and
create a smoother finished product)
and pipe it into oblong shapes for the feet and
long pointed shapes for the ears. Using a little pink
or red food coloring, color some of the white chocolate
to make the bottoms of their feet and use a toothpick
to make the pads of their feet with the pink.
I made the mistake of doing pink on the
undersides of the ears, but since they are headed
down into the grass, only the back sides of their
ears should be showing.
Growing up our Easter Bunny always left
trails of jelly beans and candy
to help us find the baskets. Sometimes
the bunny even hopped across our beds - we sure remember
that year. That tradition continued in our home.
Well, I had better
as I have more fun treats to make.
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