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Peeking Easter Bunny Cookie+Cupcakes

I wanted to do something different for Easter Cupcakes so I started sketching some ideas. One that stuck was using cookies along with the cupcakes. (I guess it’s still on my mind since I just did that with Praline Cupcakes.

I thought it’d be cute to have little cutout bunnies peeking out of ‘grass’ in a flower pot. (yet another one of my cupcake ideas revisited…)

They turned out just as I had hoped and as always the cookie + cupcake combo was deeelicious!

cupcakes (I used fresh strawberry cupcakes: recipe, here)
green gel dye
bunny cut out cookies

Use any sugar cookie recipe and cut out bunny shapes, bake cookies and let cool.

While the cookies are cooling I made a simple mixture of powdered sugar and water, with a touch of gel dye.

Using a clean paintbrush (I have a set just for baking) I painted the ears and the face.

For the eyes I used the same technique with the paintbrush just using cocoa powder, powdered sugar and water. Set aside the bunny faces to dry.

Bake your cupcakes and while they are cooling tint your buttercream green. I didn’t want fancy piping, I just wanted it to look like crazy grass, so I frosted them then tapped at the top with a spatula until the frosting became spiky.

I added more green to the leftover frosting and added touches here and there = that gave contrasting grass colors.

Place the frosted cupcakes in the ceramic pots. You can get these at your local craft store for under a dollar. These 2″ pots are the perfect size.

Instead of just jamming the cookie in the cupcake, I cut a small slit so the cookie will be stable. Not too deep, just enough so the cookies sit nicely.

Carefully place the cookies, being careful not to break the ears off!

I added a few sugar flowers and wafer leaves which make the flower pots even cuter. Once the cookies are in you are ready to serve!

These would make cute little place settings for a lovely easter brunch!

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Peeking Easter Bunny Cookie+Cupcakes



13 Responses to “Peeking Easter Bunny Cookie+Cupcakes”

  1. Karen says:

    Those are so adorable. They would be great for class gifts too.

  2. Tamara says:

    So cute! I wish I had your creativity with desserts. I consider it a great success if I put some strawberries on top of a cake…I’ve never thought of /cookies/.

  3. Lynds says:

    OH!!!! These are SO CUTE!!!!! You did a GREAT job!!

  4. Our Man Horn says:

    Those. Are adorable. I want to put them in my head.

  5. I love these cupcakes. I love Jello. I love bunny cookies. I love strawberries. I love George Clooney.

  6. dvl says:

    i spied your flickr on sat a.m. and was compelled to make the fresh strawberry cupcakes… my family went nuts, they’re so nom nom nom and jammy… it was the best use of leftover strawberries from the thursday farmer’s market. thanks again, jenn!! :)

  7. These are adorable! I wish I had seen them last week before Easter. The best Easter cupcakes I have seen.

  8. Erin says:

    Wow! These are amazing. You did a wonderful job! I wish these could have been at my house on Easter.

  9. lisa says:

    Dude, all the meticulousness and painstaking precision. You’re crazy…

    And fabulous! I bet your family can taste all the love that goes into these. I’m kinda choked up thinking about it.

    PS: May I please come live with you guys?

  10. Mindy says:

    Very cute idea! I have the same bunny head cookie cutter (I think I bought it from Daiso?) :D Awesome idea of cutting first into the cupcake, then placing bunny cookie! :)

  11. Katie Beasley says:

    OMG, these are SOOOOOOO stinkin CUTE!!! LOVE them!

  12. Renee says:

    You’re so creative! I just love them! My girls will love to make them! Thanks for sharing!

  13. SO making these this year! Thanks!
    For the leaves & flowers, did you make them or buy them somewhere? I’m new to decorative baking. :)

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