Easy Bunny Cupcakes

By April 11, 2017 April 15th, 2019 Baking, Cooking, Cupcakes, Easter Cupcakes, Home Page Categories, Home Recipes

Here comes Peter Cottontail – hopping down the bunny trail…Now that I have that song stuck in your head, let’s make some easy Bunny Cupcakes.

These Easy Bunny Cupcakes are perfect for Easter or Spring! They start with a 3-color cupcakes, white frosting and marshmallow bunny ears and tail. The kids will have a blast helping with these Easter Cupcakes!

Easter is on it’s way, and you know what that means – it’s time to bake Easter Cupcakes. I kept these super simple for you, and the kids can even help with them too.

Super easy Bunny Cupcakes that are perfect for Easter

These Easy Bunny Cupcakes are perfect for Easter or even a Spring party! They start with a 3-color cupcakes, white frosting and marshmallow bunny ears and tail.

Let’s get started…

Divide batter into bagsSupplies:



Instead of a plain cupcake, I decided these Bunny Cupcakes needed a bit of color. To stay with the Spring theme, I chose pink, blue and yellow. All of the batters start with a cake mix, the pink and blue are Duncan Hines Velvet Cake Mixes, and the yellow is the French Vanilla Cake Mix with yellow coloring added.

I added ingredients to the cake mix to make them taste more homemade – buttermilk, butter and eggs.

To make filling the cupcake liners, really easy, add the batter to plastic decorator bags. Because the cake batter is not as thick as frosting, I found that it’s easiest to put the bags into a tall glass and fold the top down around the edge of the glass.

3 color cupcakes

Then add the batter to the liners. I added a small amount until I got all 3 batters in, then filled it to about 3/4 full.

Swirl 3 color cupcakes

Using a butter knife, you can swirl the cake batter if you want. I baked them both ways and found that I liked them better not swirled.

Baked Cupcakes

You can see how they look without the frosting. I think using the multiple colored batters is fun. The pink and blue would be really fun for a baby shower. Maybe even a party when parents reveal the gender of the baby.

How to make Marshmallow Bunny Ears

While the cupcakes are baking and cooling, it’s time to make the Marshmallow Bunny Ears.

  • Lay the marshmallow on the side
  • Cut diagonally with a sharp knife
  • You may need to open the marshmallow a bit to expose the sticky side

Dip marshmallow in sprinkles

  • Lay the marshmallow in sprinkles or nonpareils – cut side down
  • Push down gently
  • This is a great job for little helpers – the kiddos will love adding the sprinkles

I used three different sprinkles. You can find them in the cake decorating aisle- or on Amazon!

Marshmallow Bunny Tails

Then you can make the Bunny Tails.

  • Dip a mini marshmallow in water – you don’t need much, just a quick dip
  • Roll marshmallow in white sprinkle or jimmies

To frost the cupcakes, I used Wilton Ready to Use Decorator Icing. It’s a favorite of mine because it tastes good and stands up nicely when decorating cupcakes. It’s also very white, which is what I wanted with the bunnies.

These Easy Bunny Cupcakes are perfect for Easter or Spring! They start with a 3-color cupcakes, white frosting and marshmallow bunny ears and tail. The kids will have a blast helping with these Easter Cupcakes!

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Easy Bunny Cupcakes

Easy Bunny Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These Easy Bunny Cupcakes are perfect for Easter or Spring! They start with a 3-color cupcakes, white frosting and marshmallow bunny ears and tail.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pink Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 box Blue Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 12 eggs - 4 for each cake mix
  • Buttermilk for cake mix - replace the amount of liquid on the box (2/3 cup or 1 cup) - splash of vinegar in the measuring cup, fill with milk and let set a couple minutes
  • 2 sticks butter - 1 for each cake mix - follow directions on box
  • 1/3 cup oil for French Vanilla Cake Mix

Frosting

  • To get really white frosting for bunnies, I used Wilton Ready to use Decorating Icing

Ears

  • Regular size Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles - your favorite

Tails

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • White Sprinkles

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Combine each of the cake mixes and move to separate bowls until all 3 cake batters are done
  2. Add a plastic decorator bag to a tall glass, and fill each with cake batter
  3. Add cupcake liners to muffin pan
  4. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  5. Fill each liner with a small amount of each color of cake batter until about 3/4 full
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  7. Cool completely

Ears

  1. Lay marshmallow on it's side and cut diagonally
  2. Dip the cut side into sprinkles
  3. Set aside

Tails

  1. Dip mini marshmallow in water quickly
  2. Immediately add white sprinkles to marshmallow

Frosting

  1. Pipe on frosting or add with an offset spatula
  2. Add ears and tails

Notes

You can also use your favorite cake batter for these Bunny Cupcakes. Anything is fine.

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