Remember the Spring Flower Cupcakes I shared a few weeks ago? Well, Easter is right around the corner, so today I’ve got an another fun, seasonal cupcake to share with you. Rather than decorate Easter eggs this year, my family and I decided to decorate Easter cupcakes. That way we’d have Easter treats to share with friends and neighbors.
Aren’t these Funfetti® Bunny Cupcakes adorable? We all love the Funfetti Cake Mix from Pillsbury™, and with its colorful sprinkles, it seemed like a great choice for these cupcakes. We used the Spring Funfetti Cake Mix because the pastel colors are perfect for Easter goodies and the frosting is such a pretty shade of yellow. And it even comes with springtime sprinkles!
It really didn’t take much convincing to get my family to agree to decorate cupcakes instead of Easter eggs. I’m pretty sure my boys thought about eating the final product and the decision was an easy one! They did sample quite a few bunny ears and noses while they decorated.
These cute bunny cupcakes were so easy. I love the convenience of starting with Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings, especially when I’m baking with my kids. I actually keep a supply of baking mixes and decorations in my pantry, because you never know when you’ll need to bring a last minute treat to a party or get-together.
Once we’d baked and frosted our cupcakes, we dipped them in flaked coconut to create some bunny fur. Next we added a chocolate coated candy for the nose and some mini chocolate chip eyes. Finally, we snipped marshmallows in half with kitchen shears and dipped the sticky part in colored sugar to create bunny ears.
We attached the ears with a generous dab of frosting and propped them up with more chocolate coated candies. We decided to make bunny cupcakes in a variety of colors, but if you really want to simplify, just make ears in one color. Pink is always a good choice!
This is such a fun baking project for all ages. The best part though (besides the reward of a cupcake), is spending time together as a family. The older my kids get, the harder that is to do. But I know my boys will always participate when delicious food is involved!
Funfetti Bunny Cupcakes
- 1 box (15.25 oz) Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix plus ingredients for making batter
- 1 tub (16 oz.) Pillsbury Funfetti frosting
- 2 cups flaked coconut
- Chocolate coated candy pieces
- Mini chocolate chips
- 1 (10 oz.) bag large marshmallows
- Colored sugar
- Bake cupcakes according to package directions. Cool completely.
- Frost cupcakes with Funfetti frosting, then dip in flaked coconut. Place a candy nose and chocolate chip eyes in the center of each cupcake.
- Snip marshmallows in half horizontally. Dip the cut part of the marshmallow pieces in colored sugar to make ears.
- Attach ears to the cupcakes with a generous dab of frosting. If needed, prop up the ears with chocolate coated candies. Enjoy sharing with friends!
After we sampled our cupcakes, we made up a plate to take to the neighbors. They’re always bringing over delicious baked goods and we wanted to return the favor. We may have to make cupcake decorating a new Easter tradition!
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And don’t forget to pin this recipe idea for Easter baking inspiration!
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