There are many ways to bake for Easter. You can make pies and cakes. But perhaps the items that get the most smiles and ooh's and ahh's are Easter Bunny Cupcakes. There are as many ways to make these as there are bakers. So be sure to use your own creativity. You can also incorporate chicks into the decorations and make some of the cupcakes bunnies and some decorated like chicks. If you want to take a break from Easter cookies this year, consider these delicious Easter Bunny cupcakes!
First, you'll need a great cupcake recipe. This recipe uses a boxed Betty Crocker cake mix which makes it very easy to whip up a batch of these cupcakes. Get the kids involved. But just make sure that you buy double the candy for the decorations.
Little fingers tend to steal a few nibbles here and there and you may find that there's no candy left to decorate with. Keep a few bags hidden until the last minute.
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After you've made your cupcake gifts, plan on how you want to decorate them. One way is described in the recipe below. Use marshmallows to make bunny ears. But other recipes make use of fondant rolled to look like bunny ears, pink sanding sugar for the insides of the ears, and even Peeps in pink bunny shapes to adorn the top of the cupcakes.
Other bakers opt for chocolate wafer cookies to serve as ears and still others use 3D bunny sugar decorations, bought at a craft store, and just decorate the top of the cupcake to look like grass. There's no wrong way to make Easter Bunny Cupcakes. You can even take a small chocolate bunny and place it atop the cupcake and call it done.
Image by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake
Then run with it.
Try your own ways to make yummy Easter bunny cupcakes and see what you like best. Children often come up with the best ideas that adults haven't even thought of. You can give them bowls of candy and sprinkles and see what they create.
It's magical and may become your favorite Easter tradition! Don't forget to ask them for ideas when you're at the store picking out embellishments, they might just surprise you with a good idea!
Tired of baking? Maybe your home needs a little Easter decor! How about an adorable hand crafted Easter tree? They are very cute, and creative too with the blown-out decorated eggs hanging from the branches. Interested in making your own? See the tutorial here.