Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

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I’ve been playing today. Just having a little fun with some candy molds.
Bunnies, ducks, lambs and eggs and all on one mold. Too cute.

The molds on this sheet are the perfect size for cupcake toppers and you could even attach them on top of cake pops.

I didn’t use it for either of those reasons though.

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But, I did make chocolate bunnies with pink bellies

And even though cupcake bunny toppers would have been pretty adorable, I decided to get a little crafty with these creatures.

I know it’s last minute for this kind of project, but I had this idea and just had to get it out of my head and see if I could make it work before Easter passed.

Can you guess what I used the bunnies for?

It’s miniature.

As in tiny.

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Mini Chocolate Easter Bunnies. In boxes!

Squeal.

I had the most fun making these. Sometimes you just have to play, you know.

I’ll show you how to make the boxes, but first let’s make some bunnies.

They are easy breezy.

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Candy mold. Toothpicks. Melted candy coating.

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Dot blue for eyes and pink for noses, bellies and ears. Or fill the inside of the mold with any color you like for details.

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Turn it over and you can get a better idea if you stayed within the lines or need to tweak anything. If you get outside the lines, use a clean toothpick to scrape the candy off.

I also thought about turning his belly into an easter egg, but that small of a space was hard for me to control the candy and still make a decent looking egg pattern.

So it’s pink bellies for the bunnies. And I like it.

Let the coating dry for a couple of minutes and then fill the mold cavity with melted chocolate candy coating.

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I used a spoon because I was too impatient to see how these would look. A squeeze bottle would be a better option if you have one. And if not, spoon away. Once filled, give it a little tap to flatten out the back and place in the freezer for a few minutes to set.

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Then they will pop or hop right out of the mold.

You can do this with any size mold. And there are endless designs and sizes to choose from.

So that’s it for the bunnies.

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Now for the boxes.

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I created a box design to fit the size of the bunny mold using a program called Adobe Illustrator and then printed it out on card stock.

I’ll give you the pdf if you’d like it. (See below. You could print it out larger and use it for other size bunnies, too.)

A ruler and an X-acto blade will make this go much quicker than using scissors.

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Cut out the boxes.

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Then score all the edges that fold. Just barely skim the blade over the lines and you will be able to bend the paper without it breaking apart.

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If you want to add a plastic front, cut out clear film the same size as the front and tape it to the inside.

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Put some double-sided tape on the white edge of the box so when you fold it up, it will attach.

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Cut out inserts from the pdf to place your bunny on and slide in the box.

To attach the bunny, dot on a little melted coating and gently rest the bunny on top. Let dry.

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Then slip the inserts into the boxes and close them up.

Cute! I hope you see why I couldn’t stand to wait until next year to make these.

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And just so you can see how tiny. I measured one in mini peanut butter cups for you.

If you want to play sometime too, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Candy mold – I found the one for this project at Cake Art, but google the mold number if you want to search for it (90-2114)
  • Candy coatings – chocolate and any other colors you like
  • Toothpicks – very handy
  • Bunny Box template – Download the pdf
  • Clear film – you can totally omit this and then you could reach through the front to pop the bunny off instead of opening the box to get him out. Either way -still cute. I found it at Hobby Lobby.
  • Heavyweight paper or card stock
  • Double-sided tape
  • X-acto Blade
  • Ruler

Hope these little guys made you smile.

Are you playing or making anything fun this weekend?  Do tell.

Have a Happy Easter!

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michelle said...

you inspire the hell out of me! great idea! (filled bunnies) my mind is already racing!

April 7, 2012 01:09 AM
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Marissa said...

These are so cute! What kind of candy coating do you use?

April 7, 2012 01:10 AM
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Erika Nulan said...

Thanks for sharing. Didn’t realize how small ’til I got to the bottom and saw them compared to a stack of mini resee’s

April 7, 2012 01:10 AM
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Alisha R. said...

LOVE IT! i have been wanting to buy some molds and play with candy making and this box idea is perfect. THANKS!

April 7, 2012 01:12 AM
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Stephanie (bake with ginger) said...

so adorable!!

April 7, 2012 01:13 AM
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bakerella said...

Marissa – usually Mercken’s, Make n Mold, or Kroger bark coating

April 7, 2012 01:13 AM
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Beckie (These Creative Juices) said...

Your talent continues to amazes me…. these are the cutest chocolate bunnies I’ve ever seen!!!!

April 7, 2012 01:14 AM
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Amanda said...

They’re so tiny and cute!! Happy Easter!

April 7, 2012 01:14 AM
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Janelle said...

That looks almost too adorable to eat! I can’t wait to try it out with Valentine cupid molds :-)

PS. Not sure if it’s just me, but the PDF isn’t loading, btw!

April 7, 2012 01:18 AM
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Valarie Kraft said...

Ah, these are so adorable!! – Valarie

April 7, 2012 01:21 AM
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bakerella said...

Janelle – I changed something. Can you try again and see if it works.

April 7, 2012 01:24 AM
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vivian said...

oohhh so this is what illustrator is used for!
these are so professional and adorable.. (:

April 7, 2012 01:27 AM
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Tracie said...

Soooo cute! I love that they are just a little bite.

April 7, 2012 01:28 AM
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Janelle said...

It works now! :-)

April 7, 2012 01:29 AM
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Lorie said...

I love them, they’re sooo cute! I adore mini things :)

April 7, 2012 01:36 AM
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Joy said...

Oh my gosh, they are so itty bitty! Gah, adorable! Thanks for making me smile (and squeal a little).

April 7, 2012 01:36 AM
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Brittany said...

Eeek! ADORABLE!

April 7, 2012 02:01 AM
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Kali said...

Oh my gosh those are SO cute!! You always come up with the cutest ideas! I love those little bunnies!!!

April 7, 2012 02:27 AM
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Jerri said...

Adorable! As usual, presentation is the “icing on the cake”!!

April 7, 2012 02:28 AM
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Jakki said...

SO creative and SO CUTE <333

April 7, 2012 02:32 AM
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Marilyn said...

I always to know how to make candy in the molds. You have made it so easy and I will be making these soon.

April 7, 2012 03:09 AM
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Rebecca said...

Those are too stinkin’ cute! Don’t have ANY supplies to make them this year but they are on the to do list for next year! Thank you for being so creative, I LOVE your ideas!

April 7, 2012 03:15 AM
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Donelle said...

ADORABLE! Love these and really wish I had time to make them this year, I’ll have to put them on my to do for next year.

April 7, 2012 03:34 AM
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Karola said...

Very, very cute! :) I’m mostly baking a bit this Easter but I’ll also think about playing with chocolate.

April 7, 2012 03:58 AM
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aga said...

These are so cute:)
Happy Easter!

April 7, 2012 04:09 AM
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Aimee Brown said...

These are adorable, wonder where in Australia I could get this mold. Love the PDF file.
Happy Easter

April 7, 2012 04:14 AM
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Veerle said...

If cuteness could kill, I’d be dead by now. Those boxes are soooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!!
In The Netherlands, the mold isn’t available though, but luckily we have other cute molds :-) Looooooove this idea though!

April 7, 2012 04:21 AM
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jessica said...

Hello from france ! did you respect the temperature courbe to melt your chocolate ??
thanks

April 7, 2012 04:29 AM
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Elise said...

Aww, so cute!

April 7, 2012 04:49 AM
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Anna said...

These are so cute. They look like they were professionally made and packaged because you worked so precisely!
I`m not going to do something for easter this year, but this is also great for any other occasion (of course not bunnys in that case…)

April 7, 2012 05:02 AM
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Susie said...

So stinkin’ cute!!

April 7, 2012 06:35 AM
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Eveline van Heijst said...

This post made me smile. I love everything mini.
Eveline.

April 7, 2012 06:46 AM
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Michele said...

oh my gosh….these are so adorably CUTE!! LOVE!!!

April 7, 2012 07:03 AM
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aussiemarina said...

tooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute

happy easter everyone….the easter bunny should be here in australia soon…..a few more hours

April 7, 2012 07:17 AM
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Katrina said...

You are seriously the best. These are so cute!

April 7, 2012 07:18 AM
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Dani @ camolove.com said...

OMG – these are so cute!

April 7, 2012 08:45 AM
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Bess said...

these are sooo cute!!!

April 7, 2012 08:45 AM
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Nadia said...

These are super cute! I have a similar mold with just the bunnies. I made white ones and put them on rice krispie egg pops. I have to go print out some boxes now….

April 7, 2012 09:13 AM
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Jenny Flake said...

Oh my gosh Angie!! These are the cutest little things ever! Love your creativity! Have a wonderful Easter Weekend!!

April 7, 2012 09:40 AM
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Hollie said...

How fun and festive!

April 7, 2012 09:52 AM
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Robin said...

These have to be the most precious things I’ve ever seen! So cute!

April 7, 2012 10:06 AM
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Lara said...

Wow! it’s amaizing! ¿Where can get these kind of boxes?

April 7, 2012 10:15 AM
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Quinn said...

LOVE THOSE! So cute! But where’d you get those adorable molds from???

April 7, 2012 10:17 AM
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christy said...

I swear if they were any cuter it might bring a tear to my eye…..sniff…..Happy Easter be blessed girl!

April 7, 2012 10:18 AM
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Theresa said...

Omg I so love this idea!! Super cute!

April 7, 2012 10:20 AM
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Laura @ GotChocolate said...

Wow, these are SO cute and CHOCOLATY! I love that they’re tiny so you aren’t giving kids more than they really need. Besides, the best things come in small packages, right?

April 7, 2012 10:25 AM
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Rachel said...

Oh this is soooo cute. Everything is cuter mini-sized! I wish I had the time or patience to do something like this! I am not making a single dessert this year :( Keep up the amazing work Bakerella! Happy Easter!

April 7, 2012 10:27 AM
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Jenny said...

OMG. I’m DYING from how cute these are. I’m dead now. Now look at what you’ve done. Someone has to tell my husband. (Ease the pain by sending him some of these bunnies.)

?, Geek Sweets

April 7, 2012 10:31 AM
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Kristen said...

How adorable! Love how little they are

April 7, 2012 11:13 AM
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carol said...

So adorable!! One again thanks for sharing!

April 7, 2012 11:16 AM
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Stoich9 said...

HEYO is that adorable OR WHAT?:D

April 7, 2012 11:17 AM
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Beth @ Hungry Happenings said...

Wow, I spend a lot of time making Easter chocolates but have never made teeny tiny little boxes to package them. I made some of those same bunnies this week and they are small. You are amazing. The design of the box is perfect. What a sweet little treat to put in an Easter basket. Love it!

April 7, 2012 11:20 AM
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keecam said...

The only thing cuter than these is you Bakerella! You made my Easter :) Thank you ever so much. God has blessed you in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your light!

April 7, 2012 11:24 AM
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Joy in Southern Indiana said...

These are just toooo sweet! And so is the little box to present them in! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents!
xoxo
Joy

April 7, 2012 11:28 AM
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Max said...

SQUEAL! They are soooooo dinky!! Love them. Thank you for sharing.
Luv’n'Stuff
Max
xx
Max’s Craft Creations

April 7, 2012 11:30 AM
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k said...

Oooo, I LOVE making molded chocolates but never thought of making a box for them! Thanks, what a great idea.

April 7, 2012 11:33 AM
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Elaine said...

Oh my, these bunnies are cute! Thanks for the tip about using toothpicks to get in those small areas! I love the custom box..thanks for sharing the template! Have a Happy Easter!

April 7, 2012 11:34 AM
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Mary @ Bake Break said...

You make the cutest things!! I love it!

April 7, 2012 12:19 PM
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Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Oh.My.Goodness! How stinkin’ cute!

April 7, 2012 12:31 PM
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Mayla said...

Thank you so much. You’ve inspired me to pull out my candy molds and the adobe illustrator. I haven’t used either in so long. Mayla

April 7, 2012 12:39 PM
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Valerie said...

Utterly and absolutely adorable! Also, I loved your squeal! I’m sure I would squeal with joy too if I made those. And you do make it look so easy. If only I could find candy coating in the country where I live… (I tend to avoid ordering online since shipping to Africa is cost prohibitive.)

April 7, 2012 12:48 PM
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nuha said...

oh my god – stop it! these are so freakin adorable!!

http://nuhasofiyan.blogspot.com.

April 7, 2012 01:15 PM
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mamabearskitchen said...

These are adorable! And isn’t anything in miniature just plain cuter than it has to be? I continue to be inspired by your creativity and talent! This weekend I’m roasting root veggies for an Easter party, taking pictures of sugared almonds for the website, revamping all my business card, label, and website designs, and designing earrings. Trying to squeeze every waking second out of the last weekend of spring break!! When I go back to work on Monday, my creativity goes back to sleep for awhile!

April 7, 2012 01:17 PM
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Marilyn said...

You always continue to amaze me…the best part…you make me believe I can do it!

April 7, 2012 01:24 PM
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Angie said...

I should play with candy moulds more often, because this is insanely cute!

thanks :)
x
Angie
sundaybelle.com

April 7, 2012 01:59 PM
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Margo Catalano said...

Are you COMPLETLY insane? In a good way of course, You know the pkgs get ripped up and thrown out right??? LOL They are so friggin cute!

April 7, 2012 02:01 PM
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Melanie said...

OMG, you are to much!!! These are amazing…now I feel bad that I made not a single plan to bake any sweet treats this Easter. I’ve decided this is going to be my one holiday off, let me enjoy all the sweet delights from the professionals. Eating out all day! Have a blessed Easter!

April 7, 2012 02:03 PM
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Vy said...

We made Easter cake pops last night! Zebra was a special request from my cousin who thinks that Easter should include all animals, not just the fluffy white ones! Check them out here: http://instagr.am/p/JHzYOkmYNq/

April 7, 2012 02:11 PM
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Meg said...

So cute!!!! The boxes are so adorable. Your creativity kills me (in a good way!!)

April 7, 2012 02:14 PM
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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel said...

So freaking cute! I have an urge to go look for that mold now :)

April 7, 2012 03:25 PM
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Martha Zamorano said...

OOOOHHH MY GOODNESS!!!! Too cute for words!!!! I just wanna jump up & down and give you a big hug!!! I just love your creativity!!! I’m so happy for you! Yay you!!!

April 7, 2012 03:35 PM
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Holly W said...

Oh My Goodness Angie, these are SOO adorable. As in, I’d buy them in the store and not even think they’re homemade adorable. And the teeny size of them makes them that much more desirable. You’ve outdone yourself. Martha Stewart ain’t got nothin’ on you!

April 7, 2012 03:41 PM
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Melanie S said...

These are adorable. Spent last night making yellow chick cake pops from your Easter cuteness a few years ago and fixing to attempt your Easter bunny cake pops. Happy Easter

April 7, 2012 03:54 PM
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Tamara Jones said...

I can’t believe how tiny these little boxes and bunnies are, too cute! Too bad my printer died… Maybe next Easter.

My own project for this weekend is sitting in my freezer right now, it’s a cake I made in one of those silicone baking molds, shaped like an Easter egg. My plan is to cover it in dark coating chocolate and decorate it with royal icing, reminiscent of the big personalized chocolate eggs I used to get for Easter when I was little.

I have my fingers crossed that it’ll work… but I’m kind of making it up as I go along, so who knows? Ah, but that’s the adventure of baking experimentation.

April 7, 2012 04:28 PM
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Zoe said...

These are so cute! I wish I had time to make them before tomorrow!
What is candy coating? Is it just like white chocolate?
I made cupcakes for Easter earlier, decorated like an egg and topped with a mini caramel egg!
http://mystudentfood.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-cupcakes.html

April 7, 2012 04:30 PM
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Deanna @ TheChangingHouse said...

You’re awesome.
You’re cute.
You’re creative.
You’re fancy.
You’re the best!
Thanks for all the inspiration, ideas and baking!
Happy Easter

April 7, 2012 04:38 PM
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Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

I wish I had the patience to make something like this! These are freakin’ adorable!

April 7, 2012 04:57 PM
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Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting said...

I bet you spoil your neighbors. Happy Easter Angie & mamma Bakerella too!

April 7, 2012 06:09 PM
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Carrie said...

Love your creativity!

April 7, 2012 07:11 PM
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Kristianna said...

Those are cute! One question: why can’t I pin any of the images? I’d love to save this idea for next year and all the images pertaining to the post are restricted. First I thought maybe you wanted to own the pin on Pinterest and I could just repin yours, but it’s not there at all. Did Pinterest do you wrong? I don’t bookmark anything anymore and am bummed I won’t have this pin, because there is no way I’ll recall it next year. :( Oh well.

April 7, 2012 07:18 PM
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Beckie said...

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

April 7, 2012 07:23 PM
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Lindsey said...

How fun and creative!

-Lindsey
Et tu, tutu?

April 7, 2012 07:31 PM
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bakerella said...

Thank you guys!

Kristianna – thanks for letting me know. I just fixed it.

April 7, 2012 07:49 PM
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Maeve said...

Those are so cute!! You are so talented!!

April 7, 2012 08:24 PM
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Kristianna said...

WhooHOO! Off to pin this sucka!

April 7, 2012 09:09 PM
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Erikalisa said...

What’s cuter than a Cake Pop!? A Miniature BOXED Chocolate Bunny!!!! Bravo!!!!

April 7, 2012 09:31 PM
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wenny said...

They are soooooo adorable. Although i have trouble with the chocolates comming out of mold they seem to always get stuck unless of course i use the silcon ones although in here in oz they dont always come in the design u want . What the secret to them comming out of the mold better ? Thanks.

April 7, 2012 10:54 PM
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Grace V. said...

Too KEY-loot!

April 7, 2012 11:08 PM
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TamaraL said...

How sweet!! I visited your site today just to look at all of your previous adorable Easter ideas! They really get me in the spirit!

April 7, 2012 11:27 PM
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Flor said...

You are the toothpick queen!
Love the bunnies!!!

April 8, 2012 12:09 AM
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lidia said...

these are absolutely adorable!

April 8, 2012 02:14 AM
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Tikina said...

You put a smile on my face with every post and thank You for that.
Happy Easter to You and Your family. XOXO from Croatia

April 8, 2012 06:29 AM
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tania@mykitchenstories said...

Oh you are so clever Ill just sit here and watch

April 8, 2012 10:44 AM
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Jenna said...

So cute!! I bet they taste way better than the store bought ones too. :)

April 8, 2012 11:03 AM
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Barbara said...

Wow, they are so cute!!! You are so creative and inspiring.

Happy Easter!

April 8, 2012 01:14 PM
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steph said...

oh my god, these are seriously the cutest things i have ever seen. your visions never cease to astound me. these are PERFECT!!!!

April 8, 2012 02:06 PM
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sandra said...

These are so great. I love the fact that they are so small – and pack a lot of punch for a little bit of sugar. Great idea.

April 8, 2012 03:05 PM
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Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

I think these are terribly cute! And , i must say..designing and making my own boxes very much appeals to me! These mini bunnies win on all levels! I am going to study pdf stuff! Thank you Miss Angie. Happy Easter to you and your Mom. :o)

April 8, 2012 03:09 PM
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mindy1 said...

How sweet and cute :D

April 8, 2012 05:00 PM
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Nikki @Pennies on a Platter said...

You are Absolutely Amazing, Angie! (Oooh, I’m going to start calling you Triple A!) :) Seeing such creative projects like this makes me wish I was artistic and knowledgeable in Photoshop/Illustrator. Thanks for providing the template so I can at least pretend! lol.

April 8, 2012 05:07 PM
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