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Friday, March 30, 2012

Bunnies in the Grass Cupcakes


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 
white frosting.  

Butter Frosting
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 
hop along
as I have more fun treats to make.

I will be posting this with


53 comments:

Carol said...

These cupcakes are delightful! A lovely execution, indeed.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Those are just sooooooo cute and I can't do that please make me a dozen

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

so adorable for tables or baskets...thanks so much Jacqueline.

Sheila said...

Awww, I want some. Those are soooo adorable!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! I hope they don't leave any brown jelly beans:@) Yea, the 3 year old in me had to go there... Have fun tomorrow!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh my goodness...these are precious, Jacqueline! They almost don't look real. I wish they weren't, they would make great decorations!! lol!

Have fun on your Easter egg hunt!

XO,
Jane

Jenny's Heart said...

They are about the most adorable cupcakes I have ever seen...bunny bums...LOVE IT!

Cindy said...

So, so cute! Would hate to eat them they are so adorable!

LV said...

No doubt, they will be a big hit. I like the photo of you outside. You are wearing and the background just my colors.

Special 'K' said...

They are gorgeous. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

Absolutely adorable!

Gina said...

So stinkin' cute!

Marigene said...

Those are so cute...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Those are DEFINITELY Too Cute to eat! I love your bunny trail of jelly beans! That is a great idea. Although my dogs would have cleaned them up for sure.
Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
Donna

Sarah said...

You come up with the cutest, most clever ideas. I'm still giggling! ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

You come up with the cutest, most clever ideas. I'm still giggling! ~ Sarah

Marisa said...

Those cupcakes are so cute. Too cute to eat. Can you send a dozen to Alabama? Please

It's me said...

Oh so so so sweet bunny's !!!...love the,....xxx...

Teena said...

that's very clever and cute! Happy Pink Saturday <3

Diane Hodrick said...

They are adorable! Have fun at your egg hunt!

eileeninmd said...

They are so CUTE!! Have fun and a Happy Easter!

Lavender Cottage said...

Too cute Jacqueline! I hope I can make fun cupcakes after my decorating course.
Judith

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea and I love that there is a trail of jelly beans left for clues.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I chuckled when I saw your adorable cupcakes...too cute.

Marti McClure said...

Those cupcakes are adorable - such a cute twist on the bunny cupcake! Have a wonderul Egg hunt! Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Kathleen said...

Those are adorable! My gkids would love those, but the feet intimidate me! Mine would look like they needed orthopedic surgery!
You are so talented!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG Jacqueline...what am I going to do with all your talent, I probably can't even make these cupcakes to looks as charming and adorable! Thanks for sharing anyway, lol..Thanks for dropping by pretty lady and for the lovely and kind comments. Enjoy your weekend.
FABBY

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Love love your bunny bottoms up cupcakes...sooooo cute how did you ever think of such a cute thing...I think I got the bunny servers at Michaels a couple of years ago

Sunny said...

Hi! Love your cupcakes..so very sweet. HPS

Mary said...

Those are the cutest Bunny Bums I've ever seen :)

Ann said...

On my goodness, these have got to be the cutest cupcakes EVER. I love how their little fit stick out. Happy Pink sat
Ann

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your cupcakes are adorable, Jacqueline!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, my goodness! These are just the cutest cutest thing!!! i must make these. LOVE them!
Yvonne

chubskulit said...

So artistic!

Visiting a little late for Pink Saturday. My entry is a product of creativity. Have a great weekend!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Jacqueline, You always make these treats sound so easy to make but in fact if I tried my bunnies would have to go all the way into the hole and just leave their ears showing. The Easter bunny always left candies going up the stairs and into my kids bedrooms, until one year when we discovered that the bottom four steps had been cleared of the chocolate eggs by the dog, and we spent the rest of the day worrying about her, of course! I do love your little bunnies. Linda

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Soooo... Cute!
Pat

Liz said...

These are soooo cute! Liz

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Jojo said...

A jelly bean trail...I love it!!! And those precious bunny feet are adorable!

Snap said...

Too cute!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jacqueline! This cupcakes are the cutest things I've ever seen! How absolutely adorable! You are a marvel, my friend, an absolute marvel. Here's hoping your Easter is marvelous, too!

I'm on Mr. Magpie's computer (his laptop to be exact) racing around and out visiting the sweet folks like you who came by to visit me. This is awful not having my own computer, but hopefully that will change in the not too distant future.

Love to you. Missing you much, but I'm so glad I got to see this post. It really made me smile!

XO,

Sheila :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes! What a beautiful job of decorating you did. Hope you had a wonderful egg hunt!

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

Oh my word those are the most adorable cupcakes I have ever seen! You are so talented!!!

bj said...

These are too adorable for words.
What a magnificent job you did in creating such cuties...

Sue said...

These cupcakes are SO adorable, Jacqueline:) I bet your grandchildren got a real kick out of them:)

Beverly said...

Oh my gosh, Jacqueline! These are the cutest cupcakes ever. I love them.♥

Happy Pink Saturday.

anniebakes said...

i LOVE this, they are darling!! anne

Rattlebridge Farm said...

These are the most adorable cupcakes I've ever seen!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

SO cute!!!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Dose' at 'da sweetest little cupcakes I ever did see! Joni

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Those are the cutest cupcakes I've ever seen!!

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Katherine said...

I just saw these at Pinterest and I had to hop on over and say cute! My grands will love these. Thanks so much for sharing.

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