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Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, these cupcakes definitely bring out the cute factor. So this Easter, delight adults and kids alike with these adorable bunny cupcakes. Hop to it! —Taste of Home Food Styling Team
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour YIELD:24 servings


  • 1 to 2 cans vanilla frosting (16 ounces each)
  • Green paste food coloring
  • Cupcakes and miniature cupcakes of your choice
  • Candy-coated sunflower kernels
  • Assorted stick chewing gum
  • Jumbo heart sprinkles
  • Canned chocolate frosting
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Corn syrup
  • White nonpareils


  • 1. Tint desired amount of frosting green. Cut a small hole in the corner of pastry or plastic bag; insert #4 round pastry tip. Fill bag with green frosting; pipe grass onto desired amount of cupcakes. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels.
  • 2. For bunny faces, pipe white frosting over tops of cupcakes using a #4 round pastry tip. Using clean kitchen scissors or a small sharp knife, cut gum into ear shapes of various sizes. Attach smaller centers onto the larger pieces with a small amount of frosting.
  • 3. Pinch base end of each ear, forming a curved shape. Press into tops of cupcakes. Place a heart sprinkle on each cupcake for nose. Using a #2 round pastry tip, pipe eyes, whiskers and a mouth on each face with chocolate frosting.
  • 4. For bunnies, pipe white frosting over remaining cupcakes. Place a miniature cupcake onto a larger cupcake; secure with a toothpick. For a bunny tail, dip a marshmallow in corn syrup; roll in nonpareils. Place on cupcake. Repeat as desired. Yield: Varied.
Editor's Note: Use of a coupler ring will allow you to easily change pastry tips for different designs.

Reviews for Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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Pastry Chef14
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"These cupcakes are so adorable! It almost makes you not want to eat them. I agree though, I made my recipe for french buttercream instead of canned, and I can imagine it tasted way better! I am kindof dissapointed that they told you to used canned frosting. But other than that, they were surprisingly easy and notsosurprisingly, absolutely adorable! I would reccomend this to anyone! --Hailey"

Ruthe Pagurko
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"All the children and the big children loved them. They were easy to make and oh so cute. I made my own frosting. No canned frosting here. They were a big hit and looked good around the dessert table."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"My daughter made the bunny cupcakes. They were so cute and yummy! All the kids loved them!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"These bunnies are tooooo cute. A big hit w/ all the kids I shared with.There's nothing wrong w/ semi- homemade

but I do agree w/ the others concerning the canned icing. I used my frosting recipe. I also used slices of marsmallows for the ears."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"I would love to have the recipe for the Vienna Cream frosting if you could post it Denise? It sure sounds yummy and certainly better than anything you could find in a can! Valerie"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"to use canned frosting~empty into bowl and always add vanilla and butter flavor and a dash of salt ~~beat with your mixer~~you can also add cream cheese~4 or 8 oz per can of frosting~~~add your favorite flavoring~vanilla~coconut~orange ~lemon ~almond~black walnut~fresh lemon juice and zest~maple~cherry the list is endless and everyone will believe that you made the one of a kind frosting from scratch~~~~~"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"Re: Easter Bunny Cupcakes---I agree re the canned icing, that stuff is terrible tasting. I use Vienna Cream frosting I make myself-- it's delicious and can be tinted various colors Denise"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"I am thinking about using some buttercream or a marshmellow cream like you use on whoppie pies for icing on mine. I hate can icing, its nasty and yuckie to work with. I am a professional cake dec. retired, but still like this for hobby now."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"I agree with Margo. Canned frosting - yuck. Nothing but fat and preservatives. It would ruin this cute bunny cupcake."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"Yes, I agree with Margo, please give us a couple of good basic recipes. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2009

"I am dissapointed that there is not a good cupcake recipe and that they are using canned frosting, when homemade is so much better.

Margo West"

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