Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes

These Easter & springtime themed cupcakes are so much fun!  They're surprisingly easy to make and would be perfect for children's parties, family get togethers and charity bake sales.

How to make Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes

I'm sure Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes need no real introduction.  With the cute fondant bunny butt poking through the buttercream grass and pretty flowers they shout out Easter and springtime loud and clear.

Ever since successfully making our fondant Christmas characters, a few short months ago, I've wanted to make these cute fondant bunny butt cupcakes which I see all over Pinterest at this time of year!  A recent journey over the Pennine hills to Lancashire to visit Mr E's side of the family was the perfect excuse to get creative. 

Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes are perfect for springtime parties!

Creating fondant characters is, believe it or not, new to me having had my first dabble leading up to Christmas with our snowman, choir boy, penguin and Santa cake toppers.

Despite the detail in our Easter themed cupcakes, the fondant bunny is actually relatively easy to achieve as most of the shapes are merely balls of fondant of varying sizes.  The body, fluffy tail, and pink pads on the over sized feet are just balls of fondant. Even those bunny feet started off life as a ball!  Hopefully you will see the basic component parts with the images.

These fun cupcakes are incredibly easy to make.  There's no need to source a fancy cutter or tool as your hands do the hard work.  Not that it's hard work.  And as for the coloured fondant, well that can either be bought ready coloured, or colour a white yourself with suitable paste colourants.  I found the most cost effective way, though, was to purchase a multi pack of Dr Oekter's coloured icing (which happily is vegetarian) as the five coloured fondants (yellow, red, green, blue and black) can be combined to increase the colour pallet available.   So for instance, the soft pink used for the pads on the feet was simply created from a generous amount of white and a small amount of red which was kneaded together.  Likewise the orange carrot was created with red and yellow fondant.    

Easter Bunny Butt Cupcake recipe

Our springtime and Easter cupcake scene was finished with a few shop bought blossom flowers left over from our 'Loveheart'  Styled Shortbread biscuits, and a fondant carrot!  Well, Walt Disney's Bugs Bunny leads me to think that bunnies eat carrots so surely our fondant bunny would be happy with a fondant carrot!

Finally, a spare chocolate cupcake was crumbled up and scattered over the buttercream grass to represent the soil kicked up by the rabbit!

How to make Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Imagine the children's faces when they catch a glimpse of these fun Easter Bunny cupcakes!  Though I'd imagine that they'd have great fun too playing with some fondant to create their own during the Easter holidays!




So, here's how to make Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes!














 

 

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How to make Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes




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24 comments:

  1. really cute - I can think of a few kids who would love these

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    1. ...and a few big kids too :-)
      Thanks for popping by Johanna

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  2. I'm so impressed with these Angela! I bet they were really fun to make too x

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    1. Aw thankyou Corina :-) They were definitely loads of fun! Infact it's got me chomping at the bit to make some more fun Easter things with fondant!
      Angela x

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  3. The bunny butts look amazing!! You are so talented. I'm going to try some Easter decorations, I hope they will turn out okish. :))

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    1. Aw thankyou Anca, I'm sure your easter decorations will look fab!
      Angela x

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    1. :-) They're super cute aren't they, so much so I think I might just have to make some more :-)

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  5. I love the "soil" detail - pinning it to my Easter cakes board. #cookblogshare

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    1. Thankyou Louise, it was such an easy way to add a little extra detail.
      Thanks for pinning too,
      Angela x

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  6. I know I keep saying it but you're on fire!!These are fabulous....again.Brilliant!

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    1. Hahaha, you're far too kind Jenny :-)
      Thankyou so much for your kind comment,
      Angela x

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  7. Oh wow Angela these Easter cupcakes are so cute! You really do have an amazing talent! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    1. Aw thankyou Kirsty, but I must say they're really straight forward to make & assemble,
      Angela x

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  8. Oh these are just gorgeous - my kids would love them! I reckon they'd quite enjoy having a go at making them too...they'd probably make them better than me (me and fondant icing don't get on too well!) Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x

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    1. Aw thankyou Eb :-) I imagine a lot of children would love to have a go at making these Eb, including your two....and I'm more than sure that you're doing yourself a diseervice - I bet if you were to give them a go they'd turn out great :-)
      Angela x

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  9. These cupcakes are brilliant! So detailed, and adorably fun!

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    1. Aw thankyou Kat, they're great fun to make too :-)
      Angela x

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  10. I love your bunny butt cupcakes Angela, they really are adorable. You give such detailed instructions to help us less talented decorators and your tip about warming the eggs in a bain marie is something I'm going to try.

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    1. Aw thankyou Sarah. I have to say that I don't consider myself to be a talented decorator at all. For some reason though on the couple of occassions I've made fondant characters I've really enjoyed it. I think it helps because my hands are naturally cold! Ooh yes, do try warming the eggs gently over a bain marie if they feel slightly chilly, it really does make a difference!
      Thanks for your lovely comment Sarah,
      Angela xx

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  11. awww these are just so cute and such attention to detail too. My boys would love the fact that you have used the word 'butt' in their name ha ha! Really gorgeous
    thanks for linking these up to #BakeoftheWeek x

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    1. Hahaha :-) xx
      Thanks Jenny, they're such fun to make,
      Angela x

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