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! [1]

Innocent-looking, aren’t they…
Bunny Cupcakes [2]

Bunny Cupcakes [3]

Cupcakes: I used a Rose Berenbaum recipe for Yellow Downy Butter Cake from her book, The Cake Bible [4], 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 [5] (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 [6]

Bunny Ears [7]

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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2341919621/

[2] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2341917837/

[3] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2341918949/

[4] The Cake Bible: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCake-Bible-Rose-Levy-Beranbaum%2Fdp%2F0688044026%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1205819587%26sr%3D8-1&tag=bakerella-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

[5] Basic Buttercream: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2008/02/sometimes-simple-is-just-as-sweet.html

[6] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2341920393/

[7] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/2341916387/