Every year for the last 3 years I’ve hosted Auntie Mo’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt for my son, nieces and nephew. It’s sort of my thing and the kids really look forward to it. I make a big deal about it and create themed hunts. Holiday celebrations are always better with costumes. Always. Previous years themes have included Super Mario Brothers and Pirates, this it was superheroes and fairies. The fairies were a last minute addition because I found wings for a $1 in Target’s dollar spot. I couldn’t pass it up.
In addition to having a themed hunt, I provide the kids with lots of little goodies and sweets. Their moms aren’t always happy to have them returned supercharged but this is my one true joy as an aunt. I get to love on the kiddies and then send them home when they annoy me.
To make my event extra special I created a cupcake tower full of Bunny Cakes. This idea came to me after seeing all of the bunny themed desserts on Pinterest. The bunny’s features are created from candy melting wafers using the same process as my XO cupcake toppers. I’ll admit it requires a bit of patience but the results look so professional it’s worth it.
- Standard size cupcakes baked + cooled
- Thick frosting (try my buttercream)
- Piping bags (3) + jumbo tip
- Bunny ear template
- Parchment paper
- Candy eyes
- White melting wafers
- Pink melting wafers
Here’s how you can make your own Bunny Cakes:
- Place a handful of white candy melts into a piping bag and heat at 30 sec intervals until melted. Be careful they heat fast. Once melted and cool enough to handle, snip the tip off of your bag.
- Place the bunny ear template and parchment paper on to a cookie sheet (parchment paper on top). Slowly pipe the melted candy onto the parchment paper following the outline on the ear template. Fill it in so the ear is solid. Make as many as you need.
- Repeat step one for the pink candy melts.
- Pipe a pink ear shape on top of the white candy melts from step 2. You have the basic shape of the ear just make it smaller (photo example below). Once the tray is full, make a few pink dots in some of the white space. They will become the noses. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 10 mins.
- Using a thick buttercream frosting (canned frosting won’t hold the ears in place) pipe a nice swirl of frosting on to your cupcake. Don’t be afraid to pile it on.
- Take a pair of candy eyes, ears and a nose and assemble your bunny’s face. I found it easier to press the ears into the frosting so that they are sitting right on top of the cupcake. Gently push the eyes and nose into place.
- Admire your work. Load them up onto a cupcake tower or box up a few for your friends. They’ll surely be impressed.