Remember before when I said I am not in love with baking? Well, I am still not, but I put in a good effort to make some cute cupcakes for L to take to school for her birthday, staying with her bunny theme of course. After a week of the older 3 getting strep throat and the baby getting a double ear infection I was pretty tired out from all the coughing and the lack of sleep. We had L’s birthday celebration on Sunday and then on Monday I made cupcakes for her to take to school on Tuesday. Do you ever get in the middle of a project and think, “What am I doing this for?” That is the mental state I was in while I was decorating these on Monday. In the end though, she was super excited to get home from school and see how cute they turned out. The next day after school she told me all the kids said the cupcakes were the “best ever”. (Really? It’s just a box mix. Add enough marshmallows to a cupcake and I guess they become awesome.) If you have to indulge your daughter with bunny theme cupcakes you may want to follow the directions below.
- Cake Mix
- Green Food Coloring
- Cupcake Liners
- Large Marshmallows
- Small Marshmallows
- Edible Easter Grass
- Wilton Candy Eyeballs
- Wilton Sugar Sheet White
- Food Scissors
- Bake your cupcakes according to mix directions.
- Add green food coloring to frosting until you get the desired green color. Frost cupcakes with green frosting.
- Cut the large marshmallows in half using a food scissors. Place them onto the cupcakes.
- Add a small marshmallow to one end of each large marshmallow.
- Cut off short chunks of edible Easter grass and place around the bunny body.
- Cut bunny shaped head from the Wilton sugar sheet. (My head was a semi-circle with ears.) Place head in front of bunny body.
- Add two candy eyeballs to the front of the head, push them down into the frosting so they appear to be peeking out.
- * Here is an important tip about the sugar sheet bunny heads, do not cover your cupcakes! The moisture with cause the sugar sheet to become soft and the ears will flop over. If that happens just make sure the ears flop back onto the body, it will still look like the bunny is hiding and playing peek-a-boo. Another option is to leave the heads off until closer to the time they will be eaten and then add them (they will probably be brittle if you have left them uncovered). I prepared mine the evening ahead because we had to head to school right away in the morning and some of mine flopped backward.