How to Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Hoppy Easter!

When I saw these Easter Bunny Cupcakes on Betty Crocker, I was quite certain I could jazz them up a bit to make a delicious Easter treat that would appeal to adults as well as children. Betty uses a box mix and canned frosting (which you could certainly do.) I made Basic White Cupcakes (a doctored up cake mix recipe) and my own Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Here are the little goodies you’ll need:

The “eyes” are from a cake decorating shop. If you have trouble finding those, you can sub anything small and round- snip off the end of a blue jellybean, etc. The noses and whiskers I was able to find in my market’s bulk candy aisle- the pink noses are those little chocolate chip-shaped dream mints (again, use whatever works for you.) The black whiskers are skinny black licorice, which was still a tad too thick so I cut them in half to make them thinner. You could also use brown or black sprinkles.

Here’s the pictoral how-to:

Frost a cupcake with pink frosting.

Spread a circle of white frosting in the middle.

Cut the marshmallows in half, and then cut almost in half again to make the ears.

Dip the sticky (cut) part in pink sugar to create the inner-ear color.

Finish decorating the face, and there you have it… little bunny cupcakes that kids go nuts over!  But don’t be fooled… adults like them too :) The cupcake tastes a bit like angel food cake, and the frosting is a yummy cream cheesy buttercream.

Perhaps these are the little creatures that have been munching on my garden already? Humph.

This recipe can be printed out here: Bunny Cupcakes

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32 Responses to “How to Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes”

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    Emiline — March 22, 2008 @ 7:28 PM


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    Melanie — March 22, 2008 @ 8:23 PM

    So, so darling! I can’t get over how cute they are and I’m glad you included some step-by-step photos and a photo of all your supplies so dummies like me might possibly attempt them. SO CUTE!

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    Peter M — March 22, 2008 @ 8:27 PM

    Lori, you are indeed “crafty”…the kids will love’em tomorrow.

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    Karen — March 22, 2008 @ 9:31 PM

    Those are darling! Happy Easter!

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    Jessy and her dog Winnie — March 22, 2008 @ 9:46 PM

    That is so cute and creative!

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    CookiePie — March 22, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

    These are soooo cute! I love them! Hope you have a wonderful Easter…

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    Amy — March 23, 2008 @ 12:31 AM

    Aw these are adorable!!

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    Shari G — March 23, 2008 @ 3:57 AM

    Cute and adorable! Very inspiring!

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    Isa — March 23, 2008 @ 10:58 AM

    So cute! Happy Easter!

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    Josie — March 23, 2008 @ 1:33 PM

    You are too creative! Your little guy is very lucky to have such a fun mom willing to try these sorts of recipes/ideas. My mom would bake bread in the shape of a bear or bunny for me when I was little and I loved it. Good memories :)

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    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy — March 23, 2008 @ 3:22 PM

    Lori, these are soooo adorable! I’ll bet they taste great too! I wish I’d had time to make something cute this year. All I did this week was bake pies, write about pies and unfortunately, eat pies!

    Have a Happy Easter!

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    Kevin — March 23, 2008 @ 3:46 PM

    Great bunny cupcakes!!

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    Cakespy — March 23, 2008 @ 10:10 PM

    It would be a “Hoppy Easter” Indeed for this happy eater with these! :-)

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    Psychgrad — March 24, 2008 @ 5:42 AM

    Very cute!

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    Pixie — March 24, 2008 @ 5:46 PM

    awww, such cute little bunnies!!! I want one! (or two or three)

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    Cookie baker Lynn — March 24, 2008 @ 6:49 PM

    So cute! I’m sure they were well received on Easter.

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — March 25, 2008 @ 7:35 AM

    You do take Easter seriously, don’t you? These are so cute. I have printed the recipe, because I am forever asked to do cupcakes for school and these will do for any occasion, not only Easter.

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    Carmen — March 25, 2008 @ 2:44 PM

    I love very much cupcake

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    Liz — March 25, 2008 @ 5:16 PM

    aww… these look absolutely darling.

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    Deborah — March 25, 2008 @ 6:26 PM

    These are too cute!!

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    ali — March 26, 2008 @ 3:50 AM

    recipe girl, you are a regular Martha Stewart. those cupcakes are precious. Happy Easter!


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    Proud Italian Cook — March 26, 2008 @ 5:01 AM

    That’s so creative and cute! You make it look so easy with your great step by step instructions. Thanks!

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    Flanboyant Eats — March 26, 2008 @ 2:29 PM

    oh how cute…i wish i would have seen this on time so i could have made them for my adorable niece…
    very cute: )

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    Chef Erik — March 27, 2008 @ 1:35 AM

    I’m going to try these next year, very cute :)

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    Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide — March 31, 2008 @ 3:01 AM

    LOL, too cute. My grandmother used to make us bunny sugar cookies and frost them w/cherry canned frosting and then top the ears w/coconut. We were kids and didn’t know any better back then but I still miss those cookies. Your bunnies reminded me.

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    Jennifer Blackwell — January 10, 2012 @ 7:06 AM

    Hi Lori!

    I found your blog off of a google search for bunny cupcakes! My daughter’s birthday was yesterday and we made these as she is head over heels in love with bunny rabbits. They turned out so wonderfully and the cake recipe was totally awesome. It will be my go to for cake now! Thanks so much.


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    Jenny Flake — April 2, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

    Love these cuties Lori!! Perfect Easter treat!

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    Helen — April 2, 2012 @ 9:30 AM

    Recipe Girl, you used to have a “save” button to click and save recipes for my box. I do not see that anymore. What happened??

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    Lori Lange — April 2, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

    Still there! For this how-to post (an older post), you just need to click over to the actual recipe in order to save it to your box:

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    TidyMom — April 2, 2012 @ 10:59 AM

    We were on the same wavelength today!

    These are too cute Lori, I just added a link to them at the end of post!

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    Noble Pig — April 3, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

    They turned out so cute!!! I love the pink-sprinkle ears!

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    Norene 1 — February 10, 2013 @ 11:27 AM

    These are just too cute. They made me really smile when I saw them and I knew then that they were keepers. My granddaughter is visiting this year for Easter and we will have a lot of fun making the adorable little bunny cupcakes. Thank you for sharing your idea version, I love it!