I’m hosting a baby shower the day before Easter and am decorating with a pink bunny theme. (It’s a girl!) I thought mini-cupcakes would be an easy thing for people to eat as dessert, and when I saw a how-to on making these cute bunny ears, I just had to experiment. For my trial run, I used a boxed white cake mix and canned frosting, but for the real thing, I’ll go to more trouble ;-)! I first made the cupcakes in mini-cake pans.
While these were cooling, I put a few drops of green food coloring and about a cup of shredded coconut into a mason jar. After numerous shakes and a little stirring to break up clumps, the coconut was grass green.
The bunny ears were easy. Since I was making two dozen cupcakes, I cut 24 mini-marshmallows in half, diagonally, using scissors. I poured some pink sugar (I purchased this at Wal-Mart in the cake decorating section) on to a saucer and dipped the cut sticky side of each half-marshmallow into the sugar. I set these parts aside.
Once the cupcakes were cool enough, I frosted them with chocolate frosting to represent dirt. Icing these was not my strongest suit!
Next, I spooned some green coconut onto each cupcake, gently pressing the coconut into the frosting with the back of the spoon. Using a cooling rack for this step helped the extra coconut drop below the cupcakes and made clean-up easy.
Finally, I put sets of bunny-ear marshmallows onto the top of each cupcake. I gently pressed them down so they would adhere to the frosting. Voila! I think they’re the cutest thing ever!