Easter is a great time of year to get everyone together, and whether you are celebrating for religious reasons or not these adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes are perfect for adding a pop of colour to your Easter spread. They’re simple to make, fun to decorate and taste great too plus we’re sure lots of giggles will by had by any little ones tasked with making bunny bottoms!
We chose to make our bunny’s with their tails in the air as they burrow for tasty carrots to snack on, but the best thing about this recipe is that you really can let your creative juices flow and create any topping you like! Perhaps an intricate model on a real rabbit will top your cupcake, or maybe a sweet 2D bunny face is more to your taste? Whatever you choose to top your cupcake with, make sure your hands and surfaces are clean when working with fondant icing to prevent any dirty marks or discolourations.
If you choose to make these sweet bunny bottoms in the same way we did, all you need to do is roll one larger ball for the body, one smaller ball for the tail and two small bowls flattened into ovals and pinched to make the feet. To stick your tail to the body simply dip one side of the tail in water and this will form as a glue when gently pressed against the body.
To make for a more colourful display we topped some of our cupcakes with the carrots our bunnies are digging for, and these can either be made from fondant icing dyed with food colouring or can be bought ready-made from most supermarkets in the baking aisle.
We used a piping bag to create the green fields on most of our cupcakes, but for those without a piping bag set we experimented with a spatula to spread the icing on the cakes, gently running a fork through the icing to create a grass effect and we think it looks just as good!
*This recipe was originally found on BBC Good Food.