This week, Tammy from Creative K Kids, Tammy from My Life Abundant, and Stephany from Freshly Squeezed Lemonade have gone together to do a Spring/Easter Blog Hop! You can also link up your own Easter/Spring posts below and we will pin many of them to our Pintabulous Easter/Spring Pinterest Board. Last week we featured some favorite Easter crafts, DIY, and printables; this week we will feature our favorite Easter or Spring recipes!
I wanted to share this cute Cupcake Bunny Cake I found on the Betty Crocker website. This is my way of decorating cakes!
- You take a box of cake mix and make it according to its instructions. It should make 24 cupcakes. Then arrange the cupcakes on a big board or in a big pan (I had a double sheet cake size pan). I also had to put some masking tape on the bottom of some of the cupcakes (especially the ones on the edges) so that they would not slide around. I used 5 cupcakes for each ear, and the rest of the cupcakes for the face.
- Frost all the cupcakes with frosting, and then decorate.
There are so many options for decorating your bunny cake:
- Betty Crocker used mostly marshmallows which is probably cuter, but when I went to make my cake I only had a partial bag of marshmallows! I had to have the cake ready for that night, so I used coconut and M & M’s for the ears and marshmallows for the body. This worked well, because some of the adults favored the coconut, and the kids all wanted the marshmallows.
- Betty Crocker used peppermint patties for the eyes which would be flatter, and I used miniature Reeses Peanut Butter cups. Another person said they used Oreos.
- You could also color the coconut pink for the middle of the ears.
- I used frosting for the whiskers, but string licorice cold also be used.
- 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
- Ingredients called for on cake mix box
- Tray or cardboard (16x14 inches) covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
- marshmallows, coconut, M & M's, and candy for the decorations
- frosting (from a can or see my recipe for buttercream frosting below)
- food coloring for coconut or for frosting if desired
- Bake muffins according to the instructions on the box.
- Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- Arrange the cupcakes on the tray until it resembles the bunny's shape.
- Frost the cupcakes.
- Put the marshmallow/candy toppings on before the frosting dries.
- Store loosely covered.
- In a large bowl, beat 5 Tablespoons butter until creamy. Beat in 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, and 5-6 Tablespoons milk to achieve desired consistency. If too thick, add just a little bit more milk until you get the desired consistency. Yield: About 3 cups.
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