Easter Bunny Cupcakes are a fun way to dress up your favorite cupcake recipes for Easter! Marshmallows and tinted sugar for ears, jelly beans for a nose, and chocolate chips for the Easter bunny’s adorable eyes. Kids of all ages will love these whimsical bunny cupcakes, an easy DIY cupcake decorating idea.
It’s almost spring time, which means it’s almost Easter! Bright colors, making recipes with fresh spring fruits and veggies. No more heavy sweaters, seeing baby animals. Oh, and my birthday — I love this time of year!
We already have our Easter clothes picked out, and our egg-dye kit purchased. I’ve already purchased just about everything for my son’s Easter basket. We’re ready for spring and ready for Easter!
I made a version of these Easter bunny cupcakes for a spring daycare party, but these would be popular with kids and adults of all ages.
I’m not even sure how bunnies came to be associated with Easter, but they sure do make for adorable cupcakes.
They are easy enough for even a beginner decorator, because there is no piping involved. I piped the icing base on to the cupcake, but you could just as easily spread it on with a butter knife.
You can use whatever cupcakes recipe you like best for these Easter Bunny Cupcakes. I like a light spring flavor, like lemon, or raspberry lemonade. I use a quick vanilla buttercream for the base, because it holds the marshmallow ears in place well. It’s also relatively “dry,” and the jelly bean shell doesn’t bleed into the icing.
These cupcakes would be a fun project to make with kids. Adults should snip the marshmallows, but kids will love dunking the marshmallows in sugar, and placing the jelly beans and chocolate chips on the bunny faces.
One tip: snip the marshmallows one at a time, then immediately dunk in the sugar. If you snip all the marshmallows at once before dunking, the cut side may crust over, and the sugar won’t stick. The middle third of each marshmallow isn’t use in this cupcake, so you can either discard them or save them for something else. Or eat them, I won’t judge.