Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bunny Cupcakes


Happy Spring.

We were inspired to make these cute fluffy bunny cupcakes from a recipe we got from McCormick. They were really cute, but the heads were too complicated for our little ones to help with. Our 5 year old, Jonah said, "Just use peeps!" What a brilliant idea! They whip up in a snap and all the kids can help.


What You Need:
  • mini cupcakes
  • bunny peeps
  • vanilla frosting (we put ours in plastic bags with the tip cut off to make frosting easier) tinted to match the peeps
  • shredded coconut tinted to match the peeps
  • mini marshmallows for the tails
First we frosted out cupcakes
Then we (ouch!) cut the heads off our bunnies. We left them a little neck. The kids were happy to eat the bunny bottoms!
Then we dipped them in their matching coconut.
We glued the heads on with a blob of icing.
Then we "glued" the tail on with icing.
Now our fluffy friends are ready to eat!
We also recommend saving a few peeps out to cook in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Let the kids watch them grow 2 or 3 times there normal size. Then watch them eat up the warm gooey bunnies!










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27 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are adorable Maggie and it looks like the boys had alot of fun making them !!
    (P.S: ~ Jack looks JUST like you!!)
    luvs~n~hugs
    Benita

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  2. Hahaha, the look on the boys faces eating the warm peeps is so cute, I almost forgot to tell you how adorable those cupcakes are!! I might have to break my lazy streak and make those! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Very, very cute.
    - Suzanne
    justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

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  4. These are so cute... I might have to add them to my to do list for next week!

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  5. Those are A-DORABLE! I love the little tail too! :)

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  6. So cute! thanks for sending the link! I posted today (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com) Bunny decapitation for the much greater good :)

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  7. Oh, that is just way too cute! I am going to have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. They are adorable!!!!!
    I am happy to find your blog.

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  9. I had no idea peeps expanded when microwaved! Learn something new everyday! Thanks.

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  10. Oh how cute! I love peeps.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

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  11. These are so stinkin' cute! I just found your blog through Fingerprints on the Fridge. Hahaha I did know that peeps like to grow in the microwave... we put two peeps armed with toothpicks stuck in their centers... set them on a plate and put them in the microwave... makes them look like they are having a duel. Fun stuff. :)

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Bonnie

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  12. Honestly, I think YOUR cupcakes are much cuter! I *love* me some Peeps. I am making these this week with my kids. Thanks for the idea.

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  13. Those are awesome. We are totally going to try that. Great pictures by the way!

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  14. These are adorable and look so yummy!

    I'm featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!

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  15. Adorable, thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday! Hope to see you next week!
    all the best, Sara

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  16. Too cute! I love these cupcakes! The boys look like they had fun!
    Thanks
    matternu@gmail.com

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  17. Super cute! Using a Peep was brillant!
    I'd love for you to join me on Cupcake Tuesday tomorrow! I'm having a giveaway too!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

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  18. brilliant, great idea.

    thanks!

    www.rahouck.blogspot.com

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  19. What a great idea! And so adorable and festive! Thank you for sharing your great tutorial. I found you through One Pretty Thing, btw. She rocks!

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  20. These are just precious, what a fun idea for kids! Thanks so much for linking up to my Easter party!

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  21. The boys faces eating the warm peeps tell the whole story.

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  22. Cutting the peeps in half! Ingenious! I totally squished the birds on top and well, see for yourself. Will keep this in mind for next year!

    http://laurenspired.blogspot.com/2010/03/chocolate-cupcake-monday-recipes.html

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  23. These are too cute! Very good idea to cut them in half! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

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  24. Okay, that's just cruel. To dieters. :-) But, I'll probably just make them anyway. ;-)

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  25. So adorable... love yours more than the inspiration as well. We made some and dipped the tops into green sugar sprinkles and then put our bunnies on top so it looked like they were sitting in the grass! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  26. These are so cute!! Thanks for linking up to Someday Crafts for Whatever Goes Wednesday!

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