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Bunny Butt Cupcakes

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These Bunny Butt Cupcakes are the cutest dessert to serve up at your Easter gathering. Made using pre-made cupcakes, you can make these up in a matter of minutes.

bunny butt cupcake up close

Bunny Butt Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but every holiday I whip up a batch of adorable treats that are the perfect conversation starter and Easter is no exception.

While I do love baking from scratch, (I find it very therapeutic) I also enjoy decorating pre-baked goods especially when I am in a time crunch.

These Bunny Butt Cupcakes are the perfect last-minute dessert idea that are also adorable and fun to make.

While I did use pre-baked cupcakes for this recipe, you can opt to use your favorite homemade cupcake recipe.

bunny butt cupcakes on table

How To Make Bunny Butt Cupcakes

ingredients to make bunny butt cupcakes

Start by fitting the piping bag with a couple and decorating tip.

Fill the bag half way with green icing. If you need to, color your icing in a large bowl before sticking into the piping bag.

Hold the piping above the cupcake, straight up and down and lightly touch the surface of the cupcake. Lift up as you very quickly squeeze. Stop squeezing and pull the piping bag up.

Continue this process all the way around the top of the cupcake, squeezing and stopping creating the illusion of grass.

If only adding the sprinkles to the cupcakes, do it immediately. Once the icing dries the sprinkles wont stick.

Once the cupcakes are iced, cut the donut hole in half creating two bottoms.

Place the holes, cut side down on top of the icing and pipe a dollop of white icing on the top of the donut hole.

close up view of a bunny butt cupcake getting frosted

If using, add coconut shreds to create a fluffy tail and then finish off the look by cutting a mini marshmallow in half and stick the sticky side to the donut hole creating the feet. If the marshmallows will not stick, use a little bit of white icing to “glue” them to the donut.

When ready, serve and enjoy!

several bunny butt cupcakes on table

Things To Note:

  • Gel food coloring is preferred over liquid because liquid color will change the consistency of the buttercream icing, where the gel color will not.
  • Store bought buttercream and store bought icing are NOT the same. Buttercream is stiffer, than icing and is the recommended option for cake and cupcake decorating.
  • If you have hot hands, meaning while you are holding the piping bag the icing begins to “break” (the color looks distorted) inside the bag, place it in the fridge for 5 mins to stiffen back up and rub some ice on your hands to keep them cool.
  • Refrigerate the cupcakes until ready to consume to prevent them from melting.
side view of bunny butt cupcake

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Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Bunny Butt Cupcakes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to make and decorate Bunny Butt Cupcakes for the cutest dessert for Easter

Ingredients

  • Pre-baked Cupcakes (or homemade works too)
  • Store bought or Homemade buttercream
  • Grass Piping Tip
  • Donut Holes
  • Easter Sprinkles
  • Green Gel Food Coloring - I used leaf green
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Shredded Coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Start by fitting the piping bag with a couple and decorating tip.
  2. Fill the bag half way with green icing. If you need to, color your icing in a large bowl before sticking into the piping bag.
  3. Hold the piping above the cupcake, straight up and down and lightly touch the surface of the cupcake. Lift up as you very quickly squeeze. Stop squeezing and pull the piping bag up.
  4. Continue this process all the way around the top of the cupcake, squeezing and stopping creating the illusion of grass.
  5. If only adding the sprinkles to the cupcakes, do it immediately. Once the icing dries the sprinkles wont stick.
  6. Once the cupcakes are iced, cut the donut hole in half creating two bottoms.
  7. Place the holes, cut side down on top of the icing and pipe a dollop of white icing on the top of the donut hole.
  8. If using, add coconut shreds to create a fluffy tail and then finish off the look by cutting a mini marshmallow in half and stick the sticky side to the donut hole creating the feet. If the marshmallows will not stick, use a little bit of white icing to "glue" them to the donut.
  9. When ready, serve and enjoy!

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