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Cupcake Bunny Cake

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Bake muffins according to the instructions on the box.
  2. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. Arrange the cupcakes on the tray until it resembles the bunny's shape.
  4. Frost the cupcakes.
  5. Put the marshmallow/candy toppings on before the frosting dries.
  6. Store loosely covered.

Recipe Notes

Recipe for Buttercream frosting:
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.