Bunny Butt Cupcakes

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I don’t know what it is about these Bunny Butt desserts, but the kids seem to think they are hilarious – so, I’m just going to go with it! These Bunny Bum Cupcakes are a fun Easter cupcake the kids are going to love!

A super simple tutorial for how to make these super cute Bunny Butt cupcakes! A cute Easter cupcake recipe kids will love

Bunny Bum Cupcake Recipe

Last year, my daughter begged me to make a “unicorn poop” dessert and I compromised with our Unicorn Kiss Cookies.

This year, there is just no way to spin this dessert – it’s a straight-up bunny butt.

I’m still going to call them bunny bum cupcakes because in my mind, that’s just a little less crass, but um, either way… there are a collection of bunny bums staring up at me from this plate.

But even I have to admit that these bunny cupcakes are pretty darn cute! If I could make them all over again, I would add a small, squished pink marshmallow to serve as the bunny’s tail. (Like I did with our bunny bum pretzels.)

You don’t need any cupcake master skills to make these cupcakes – those little bunny feet candies do most of the work for you! Now, I had a bit of trouble tracking them down in stores, so I’d just recommend ordering them online to save yourself the hassle (I went to 4 stores before I was able to find them).  If you can’t find them and don’t have time to order them, you can also make these with a bit of fondant or gum paste. The Bearfoot Baker even has a tutorial on making bunny feet candies you can check out.

In fact, if you’re intimidated by the green grass piping, feel free to just leave it off and transform the whole cupcake into a bunny bum. I’m sure the kids won’t mind.

(However, if you even make two cakes or cupcakes a year, I highly recommend purchasing a basic piping set like this one – you won’t believe how easy it is to pipe gorgeous decorations yourself using the right equipment! For just a bit more, this starter cake decorating set is a crazy good deal – basically everything you will ever need for cake or cupcake decorating is in here!)

To make these cupcakes even easier, we used a boxed cake mix, but of course, you can grab any cupcake recipe from our site (or your personal recipe collection) to swap in. I just wanted to keep these light and breezy – but homemade frosting is a non-negotiable.

Bunny Cupcake Ingredients

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients and Decorations:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: swap out the boxed cake mix for your favorite cupcake recipe.

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How to Make Bunny Bum Cupcakes

Cupcakes Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF

2. Make the cake batter according to the directions on the box.

3. Scoop batter into the cupcake liners in a cupcake pan, 2/3 of the way full. (About 1/4 cup batter.)

4. Bake the cupcakes for 18-22 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before decorating.

Frosting Directions:

1. With an electric mixer, combine butter, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and powdered icing sugar. Continue beating for at least two minutes. Taste and adjust consistency with additional cream or sugar, as needed.

2. Split the frosting into two bowls, add green food coloring into one bowl.

3. Scoop the green frosting into the piping bag fitted with the star tip and set aside.

4. Scoop the plain white frosting into the bag fitted with the round tip.

5. Using the round tip, pipe a circle in the middle of the cupcake to make a “Tail”. (You can also just make a big dollop.) Smooth down any bumps with an offset spatula or by tapping down with wet fingers.

6. Dip the cupcake into the shredded coconut and roll the frosting through it gently to cover completely.

7. Using the green frosting, pipe “grass” around the tail. (Squeeze the piping bag gently and do small, short bursts, pulling the piping bag straight up after every squeeze to stop the frosting.)

8. Place two bunny feet on the side’s of the tail.

9. Optional: add a pink mini marshmallow to the center of the bunny bum for a bunny tail.

 

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Yield: 24 cupcakes

Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Super simple Bunny Bum Cupcakes are the perfect Easter dessert for the kids or for an Easter classroom treat.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of Funfetti cake mix
  • Plus ingredients called for on box

Frosting Ingredients and Decorations:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-5 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Green food coloring
  • Shredded coconut
  • Royal icing bunny feet transfers
  • 24 pink mini marshmallows, optional

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF

2. Make the cake batter according to the directions on the box.

3. Scoop batter into the cupcake liners in a cupcake pan, 2/3 of the way full. (About 1/4 cup batter.)

4. Bake the cupcakes for 18-22 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before decorating.

!Frosting Directions:

1. With an electric mixer, combine butter, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and powdered icing sugar. Continue beating for at least two minutes. Taste and adjust consistency with additional cream or sugar, as needed.

2. Split the frosting into two bowls, add green food coloring into one bowl.

3. Scoop the green frosting into the piping bag fitted with the star tip and set aside.

4. Scoop the plain white frosting into the bag fitted with the round tip.

5. Using the round tip, pipe a circle in the middle of the cupcake to make a “Tail”. (You can also just make a big dollop.) Smooth down any bumps with an offset spatula or by tapping down with wet fingers.

6. Dip the cupcake into the shredded coconut and roll the frosting through it gently to cover completely.

7. Using the green frosting, pipe “grass” around the tail. (Squeeze the piping bag gently and do small, short bursts, pulling the piping bag straight up after every squeeze to stop the frosting.)

8. Place two bunny feet on the side’s of the tail.

9. Optional: add a pink mini marshmallow to the center of the bunny bum for a bunny tail.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

22

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 274Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 196mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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These Easter Bunny Bum Cupcakes are a fun surprise for the kids and make a great Easter classroom gift or a kid-friendly Easter dessert.

For more fun Bunny recipes, check out our Bunny Bum Pretzels or our Bunny Brownies.

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