Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hey Everybunny…

…hippity hoppity, Easter’s on its way. Last night I made two bunny cupcakes and when I woke up, I found all these itty-bitty baby bunnies hopping around my kitchen. You do the math.

Hey Everybunny!

Innocent-looking, aren’t they…
Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes

Cupcakes: I used a Rose Berenbaum recipe for Yellow Downy Butter Cake from her book, The Cake Bible, which, by the way is a fantastic resource. Lots of recipes, tips and explanations. I however, need a few more lessons in “cake chemistry” to get mine to come out exactly the way it’s supposed to.

Frosting: Basic Buttercream (from an earlier post)

Decorations: Fondant for the ears. I used some bunny cookie cutters to shape the fondant the night before. I cut off the bunny face (see pic below) to make it easier to stick the ears into the cupcakes. Then I left them out on the counter to dry out so they would stand up straight. For the curved ears, I placed in the bottom of a shallow bowl so they would form to that shape while they dried. You could even lay them over a glass, or something round like that. Also, I needed something for the whiskers, so I came across these Japanese somen noodles that worked out pretty good. And then, just m&ms and different sprinkles for the faces. Bunny Fun!

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Ears

morgana said...

OMG, what a cute thing… I must post it here, in Spain, “everybunny” must know your work…

Thank you!

March 18, 2008 07:24 AM
Helen said...

How cute! I love the idea of them multiplying! Happy Easter!

March 18, 2008 08:54 AM
noskos said...

Nice!!!!!! :-)

March 18, 2008 09:54 AM
Sarah said...

Those are adorable! Oh how I wish I was creative like that!

March 18, 2008 11:39 AM
Patricia Scarpin said...

Wow! These are the cutest little things ever!

March 18, 2008 11:57 AM
Stef said...

I love your blog! I am always excited to see what your next creation will be. This one, as always, is so creative and cute!

March 18, 2008 12:55 PM
bonnie said...

you are such an amazing artist.

March 18, 2008 01:01 PM
Dana said...

You’re too funny! I love your humor! Great job on the bunnies!

March 18, 2008 01:09 PM
Amy said...

These are so great!! You are so creative.

March 18, 2008 01:16 PM
Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Those are too cute!

March 18, 2008 01:18 PM
Meg said...

I can’t stand it–those bunnies are so cute! You are a genius! And I made the cupcakes-on-a-stick for my daughter’s birthday. They were delicious–we couldn’t get enough of them. Thank you for the idea!

March 18, 2008 01:18 PM
Erin said...

Too cute!! I love the little baby bunny peakin’ out from behind his momma! I have question regarding cake balls, my milk chocolate bark ones always turn out great, but the white chocolate ones…not so great. The chocolate doesn’t get liquidy enough and lumps onto the balls. Any suggestions?

March 18, 2008 01:21 PM
robyn@mixmingleglow said...

Well Miss Bakerella, I want to thank you for being the motivation I have needed for a couple of years now. I keep thinking, “Gosh I really should start working out”. However, after making the amazingly-wonderfully-sinfully-deliciously-beautiful St. Patty’s Day mint oreas truffles this weekend, I woke up on Monday and realized that if I am going to stay your NUMBER ONE FAN, a brisk morning walk is in order every day! So thank you my baking buddy! After all, if my idea of sharing your yummy goodies with others is “one for you, two for me”, something had to happen in the exercise department! Now I am indebted even more! Mwaaahh!

March 18, 2008 01:51 PM
NucMEd is Hot said...

Great idea! I must copy you again, only my stuff doesn’t quite look like yours, and I have no photo skills. You rock!

March 18, 2008 01:56 PM
Brooke - in Oregon said...

These are totally adorable! I am not much of a baker but I sure love seeing what ever it is you are up to! :)

I just might have to try these, just to see the look on my grandaughters face when she sees them (she is only 1 1/2)

Any tips on how to get my cupcakes so nice and round????

March 18, 2008 02:11 PM
Karen said...

Once again, amazing!

March 18, 2008 02:51 PM
Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

I just love your Blog you are so creative, I’m adding a link to you so I can stop by more often, my daughter seen these bunny cupcakes and was so excited..they are so cute…awesome blog…

March 18, 2008 03:35 PM
Handi Dandi Mandi said...

Oh my goodness they are so cute! I love the little heart mouths! I bet it’s hard for the recipients of your goodies to actually eat them since they’re all so pretty!

March 18, 2008 03:59 PM
Anonymous said...

Hi Bakerella, I just love your work, it inspires me so much! I have a blog, it’s not about cookery, but about fashion, lifestyle, room styling and others, but I am gonna make a category about cookery & recipes!
I just wanted to know if I can contact you on an email adres, so I can ask you some questions about recipes and cookery?

Thank you so much!
Everything I wanna do now is just eaaaat!

March 18, 2008 04:16 PM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

These turned out great! Love the ears!

March 18, 2008 04:31 PM
Elle said...

Oh my gosh, those are the cutest little things!

March 18, 2008 04:48 PM
Zara said...

Hi Bakerella! These bunnies are too much!!!So, so cute! And congratulations for your sharing your creations, they are so inspiring!

March 18, 2008 05:43 PM
Ryley said...

Are your cupcakes really that perfectly rounded???? How on earth did you do that??????? :)

March 18, 2008 06:00 PM
Jo. said...

I am not going to be original. Those are marvelous. Adorable. Cute

Bravo!!! Bravissimo!!!

March 18, 2008 06:12 PM
Pixie said...

These are brilliant!!! You should really enter them in Julia’s (a slice of cherry pie) easter event. :)

March 18, 2008 06:27 PM
Jules said...

Amazingly cute!

March 18, 2008 06:28 PM
Shephalli said...

How Cute! I love evrything that you do and you do inspire me a lot! To eat!! Just kidding.

March 18, 2008 06:31 PM
the southern hostess said...

Adorable! They almost look too cute to eat.

March 18, 2008 06:51 PM
Mandy said...

you are just the most creative baker I have ever known! These easter bunnies are lovely!

March 18, 2008 07:03 PM
Banana-head Pancake said...


March 18, 2008 08:05 PM
diva said...

these are the cutest things ever!

March 18, 2008 08:17 PM
DolceDeLuca said...

The cutest!!

March 18, 2008 08:25 PM
mom to munchkinz said...

Super Cute! What talent you have!

March 18, 2008 08:53 PM
R khooks said...

I don’t know how you could eat these after they’re just sooooooooo adorable!

March 18, 2008 09:01 PM
Nikki said...

You are SO creative and SO funny! Thanks for entertaining me today! I laughed out loud. :)

March 18, 2008 09:44 PM
We Are Not Martha said...

omg need to make these!! SO adorable…you are very very talented :)


March 18, 2008 09:52 PM
Make and Takes said...

I love your site. I love to see what fun creations are made. Your noodle has quite the imagination!

March 18, 2008 10:04 PM
Nicole said...

Those are adorable! I love that you only made two and ended up with more. I think I’ll start making brownies and cookies shaped like bunnies then. :)

March 19, 2008 01:28 AM
Rachel said...

I love your bunnies. Actually, I love everything you make!

March 19, 2008 01:30 AM
jillytacy said...

Sooo cute!!! You are just so creative! I love popping by to see what you’ll come up with next. The cupcake video was amazing and your truffles look very yummy. I love your blog!

March 19, 2008 01:50 AM
Jennifer Ramos said...


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March 19, 2008 02:21 AM
Kami said...

I think I am in love! Those are the cutest!!

March 19, 2008 02:55 AM
Cakespy said...

Oh SHUT UP! I can only barely stand this. Only when I have banged my head against the wall to ward off the cuteness overload. :-)

March 19, 2008 03:10 AM
Bakerella said...

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to comment. I guess people like bunnies.

morgana – hi everybunny in Spain

helen – thanks, it was fun to make so many of them

noskos, sarah, patricia scarpin, stef, bonnie, dana, amy, whatever dee-dee wants – thank you

meg – I hope your daughter loved them.

erin – that one was my fave, too. hmmmm – not liquidy enough – maybe you need to heat a little longer? Also, try tapping it really good on the side of your bowl and let them dry. And then dip them again, the second time, it should go on smoother. You’ll just have thicker chocolate.

robyn – “MY NUMBER ONE FAN” who knew my baking would kick start an exercise regimen. I guess I’ll have to keep it up for fitness sake.

nucmed is hot – go for it.

brooke – in oregon – My cupcakes were actually kinda flat. That’s all buttercream. Yummy!

pumpkin pink cottage – stop by anytime.

handi dandi mandi – thanks, you would think so, but whenit comes to sweets around here, even bunnies are at risk.

anonymous – I’ll try to help. I’m still learning about all this baking business myself. (bakerella at earthlink dot net) – I’ve seen people list their email this way. I guess it’s to help avoid spamming.

my sweet & saucy – thanks. They would have been nothing without the ears. So, I’m glad they turned out alright.

elle and zara – thank you.

ryley – I wish… I just piled on the buttercream for these.

jo – That’s ok, thanks, thank you, and sincerest appreciation.

pixie – sounds interesting. I’ll look that up.

jules, shephalli, the southern hostess, mandy, banana-head pancake, diva, dolcedeluca, momto munchkinz, and r khooks – glad you all liked them.

nikki – Glad to cause a giggle.

we are not martha, makes and takes, nicole, rachel, jillytacy, jennifer ramos, and kami – thanks again so much.

Cakespy – Funny. I’m just trying to keep up with all your cute cupcake drawings.

Wow, I think I got everyone. And one more time, thanks!!!!!!!!!!

March 19, 2008 03:13 AM
nicole green said...

“you do the math” haha! you are too funny. :) very cute!!

March 19, 2008 03:21 AM
Marq said...

How cute are these!

March 19, 2008 04:04 AM
jenny said...

these cupcakes are adorable! i love visiting your site and look forward to each entry. now if only i could stop drooling over your masterpieces and start doing some baking!

March 19, 2008 05:41 AM
Aran said...

These are adorable… so cute… I love how you photographed them as a family. That is genius!

March 19, 2008 09:57 AM
Megan said...

All I can say is, your brilliant.
Somebunny loves you!!!

March 19, 2008 02:06 PM
Sarah said...

You are so fantastic! I wish I would have had this when my daughter turned one…we did a snow bunny theme, and these would have been so cute!!! I especially love the lips.

March 19, 2008 05:07 PM
Mary Ann said...

Those are pretty much the cutest things I have ever seen! Great story too.

March 19, 2008 05:45 PM
robyn@mixmingleglow said...

Hey girl,
I just wanted to let you know that my new website/blog has launched. I have LOTS of sites I subscribe to, but for now I only have listed on my blogroll the ones that personally inspire me, especially in getting my own site up and running. BAKERELLA is one of those sites. Just wanted you to know, and if you have time to wipe the buttercream from your creative little fingers, I’d love for you to stop by and check it out. If you are so inclined, I would be honored to have your site link back to mine.
We are in two different industries but even so, you inspire me as an wedding/event planner, wanna-be kitchen goddess and mom to 3 little girls who LOVE what you teach me! :)
Your Number One Fan

March 19, 2008 05:48 PM
Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That is so cute!

March 19, 2008 07:34 PM
Contented Me (Kristin) said...

just delightful!

March 19, 2008 07:51 PM
laura said...

those are so cute! yummy yummy.

March 19, 2008 08:53 PM
Susan from Food Blogga said...

Did you leave an open bottle of champagne on the counter too? That could account for the multiplication of bunnies. ;)

March 19, 2008 09:36 PM
The Bullknitter said...

What a cute post!

March 19, 2008 09:54 PM
Robyn said...

Too Cute! What…?No video! Oh that would have been cute!

March 19, 2008 10:11 PM
Carol said...

Okay, I had no idea you were such a baker!! Alan told me all about your blog and I had to come check it out myself! I am definitely sending your link to some girlfriends. These are TOO CUTE! I think I’m going to link to you from my blog so I can get back and check out the latest sensation! ~ Carol

March 20, 2008 12:34 AM
Holly - tutus & turtles said...

These are just too perfect! I wanted to let you know that we featured them on our blog for all things baby and child, tutus & turtles (www.tutusandturtles.blogspot.com). Let me know if that is a problem. Your creativity amazes me!

March 20, 2008 12:55 AM
CupcakeLady said...

Those cupcakes are too cute!

March 20, 2008 03:03 AM
Bakerella said...

nicole green – thanks, I try.

marq – thank you.

jenny – that’s right, you should get in your kitchen right now and bake up a storm.

aran – thanks

megan – thanks somebunny!

sarah – they would have been perfect.

mary ann – bunnies and babies … pretty much cute by default.

robyn – love the colors. I am going to add some sites to mine soon, so I’ll be sure to add yours.

jessy, kristin, laura – thanks, thanks, thanks.

susan – You might be on to something.

bullknitter – thank you

robyn – I know, but I think I would have pulled my hair out with all those bunnies running around.

carol – Hey! I’m glad you like my stuff. Come on over anytime. I’m coming to visit you right now.

holly – thank you. Can’t wait to see it.

cupcakelady – thank you.

March 20, 2008 04:03 AM
bridalbar said...

you have the most creative ideas! I love your blog!!

March 20, 2008 05:02 AM
Heather at Outstanding Occasions said...

These are just too cute. I was posting about a Easter table, so I had to add your blog to my post. Just adorable:)

March 20, 2008 07:28 AM
Cerulean said...

Hello Bakerella,

Wasn’t sure if this was the best place to leave a post, but I was wondering if you had an email address that I could send you a couple of questions regarding some of your cupcakes and techniques in general as I am trying to improve mine and would greatly appreciate your help. I hope you don’t mind!

Thank you :)

March 20, 2008 01:35 PM
Mother of Madness said...

I absolutely LOVE your website!!! This is the first time I logged on. You are incredible. I’m super proud of you. I love you so much! Your sister.

March 20, 2008 06:08 PM
Spectator said...

I love this. It’s just amazing, cute and edible! Thanks for sharing.

March 21, 2008 01:15 AM
Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

You just never cease to amaze me. Those are too adorable, but I would feel awful taking a bite out of one of those cute little things:(

March 21, 2008 01:50 AM
CB said...

Your cupcake has been chosen for ATC’s Weekly Cupcake Collection! Click the link to see more. Looking forward to your next cupcake creation!

March 21, 2008 04:11 PM
Otter said...

I do not bake, but so love reading your blog!! What cute ideas you have! Maybe someday i’ll try!! LOL!

March 21, 2008 05:56 PM
amy said...

i may just be inspired to do some baking myself tonight! not that i have the patience to decorate my goodies like yours, but i could definitely do some baking!

March 21, 2008 10:45 PM
Kat said...

Bunnies do *it* better! I would love to be a child in the Bakerella household!

March 22, 2008 02:06 AM
yoonie at home said...

That is so so so cute! Love your blog. Come visit mine. I’ve cupcakes too, but they’re fat free yarn crocheted ones.

March 22, 2008 04:51 PM
Bakerella said...

bridal bar – thank you!

heather at outstanding occasions – thanks for the info. I’ll check it out.

cerulean – I’m really no expert, but I can try to help.
bakerella at earthlink dot net

mother of madness – You’ve been eating a lot of the goodies, so I’m glad you like the site too. Love ya.

spectator – no problem!

melissa lewis-off the wall – they didn’t mind.

cb – Oh. I just saw it. Thanks. That’s so cool!

otter – you definitely should

amy – baking is just as good. I’ll take some cookies.

kat – funny. yeah, my niece loves the red velvet cake balls the best.

yoonie at home – those are so cute. And figure friendly.

March 23, 2008 04:29 AM
VeggieGirl said...

too incredibly fun and festive for proper articulation – love it!! happy Easter!! :0)

March 23, 2008 02:29 PM
birdilimdus said...

ohhhh these are so nice and lovely :)
Happy Easter from Turkey

March 24, 2008 10:23 AM
tiffany said...

Very cute bunnies. I seen them to late for easter but I did make the oreo truffles and sprinkled them with easter sprinkles. I am so glad I found you!

March 24, 2008 10:22 PM
Bakerella said...

Thanks VeggieGirl, birdilimdus and tiffany!

March 25, 2008 02:50 AM
Kika said...

all your creations are wonderful..gorgeous! I found your blog few months ago..and I’m your fan…you inspire me to made my own creations!!

March 27, 2008 01:37 AM
Amy said...

Very cute blog! I love the bunny cupcakes! Very creative! Keep up the yummy work!

March 27, 2008 03:28 PM
Ashley said...

I absolutely love your creations! I borrowed some of your pics and put a link to your page. I hope that is ok!! I want to share your creations!

March 28, 2008 01:47 AM
Bakerella said...

kika – thank you so much. Glad you’re baking. I love to hear things like that.

Amy – thank you. I’ll certainly try.

Thanks Ashley. Leave a link next time, so I can check it out.

March 28, 2008 02:31 AM
Erika said...

I love all of work, the bunnies are just too cute!

March 28, 2008 06:09 PM
hiphostess said...

Hi there –
Nice work – these are adorable!

I just got an email about a cupcake contest Martha Stewart is having and thought of you. You creations are so cute – you should enter!

Here’s the link:
cupcake contest

Jenn :)

March 28, 2008 06:32 PM
K. said...

I second that Hiphostess! I was just watching Martha and when she mentioned the contest I thought immediately of your adorable cupcakes. You really do need to enter!

March 29, 2008 04:25 AM
Bakerella said...

Erika – thank you!

hiphostess – thank you for thinking of me and k. – thanks for seconding hiphostess. Check back soon. I have some news to share.

March 29, 2008 04:53 AM
Man-D said...

those bunnies are the cutest things!!! it’s my first time on your blog and i’m so amazed! i like baking cupcakes too but i’m definitely not at that level.

a holler from Hong Kong.

April 4, 2008 03:38 AM
Bakerella said...

Hi Man-D from Hong Kong – Glad you like the little bunnies.

April 9, 2008 02:51 AM
Amy said...

I’m so gonna make these but as pops!!!

March 26, 2009 03:10 AM
lo0olo said...

hi how are you i am lo0olo from kuwait

October 1, 2009 05:44 AM
Thea said...

I really love these. I love rabbits and if i had had these on a birthday as a kid i would have died. I posted about these on my blog and linked in the text back to this page. Thanks so much for the cute creative ideas. People seem to think that to tops of cupcakes are flat and cant be built upon but you sure showed us that that though is wrong.

October 16, 2009 03:08 AM
Luas :) said...

I could make that with my eyes closed :)

December 4, 2009 06:19 PM
Judy Johnson said...

Where did you find the cookie cutters for the ears? These are the cutest cupcakes I’ve ever seen!

February 11, 2010 03:43 PM
Crissy said...

These are AMAZING!! Your work is truly inspirational. I have attempted several of your creations and they came out quite well…thanks for excellent instructions. Quick question…How did u get the bunny head to come out perfectly shaped like a dome? I’d love to try these, but can’t figure out how they all came out so perfectly domed for the head.

February 23, 2010 08:58 AM
anonamous said...

i luv the bunnies!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 16, 2010 12:16 PM
Andy said...

Same questions as Crissy, how did you make the heads come up and be so rounded? I love your blog! I love these bunnies and the cake pops! I tried to bake them but to no avail. I am a bit sad that I was not able to duplicate your master piece. :-D

March 17, 2010 12:31 AM
Maggie said...

These are so cute. I love making cupcakes but no one around here eats them except for the kids. :(

March 29, 2010 08:43 PM
Anonymous said...

soooooooo cute

July 8, 2010 01:00 PM
leah said...

they look so good

August 1, 2010 09:46 AM
Rosebud said...

Where can you find those noodles? I want to make these for my niece so bad!

January 29, 2011 09:49 AM
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