Easter bunny butt cupcake tutorial by The Raspberry Cakery, School of Cake

Easter is coming and I have a few Easter themed recipes and tutorials coming for you in the next two weeks. To start off, here is my very straight forward, no-specialist-equipment-needed tutorial to make these super cute ‘Bunny Butt Cupcakes’.

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Before you begin, bake your favourite cupcake recipe and allow them to cool, mix up your buttercream and dye it green. You want it to have a consistency a bit thicker than toothpaste so that it holds it’s shape if you run a fork through it.

I use Rainbow Dust Pro-Gel food colours as it gives a lovely, strong colour without changing the consistency of the buttercream. Leaf Green was used for these cupcakes.

Equipment needed to make Bunny Butt Easter cupcakes

To make these Easter cupcakes you will need:

  • Cupcake
  • Green Buttercream
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Toothpick
  • A golf-ball sized piece of white icing per bunny
  • A malteser sized piece of pink icing per bunny

1 . Pick up your cupcake and dollop on a large spoonful of your buttercream. Then using the back of the spoon spread the icing all over the cupcake until it is all covered. You want to have a nice thick layer of buttercream.

Step 1 - dollop a spoonful of buttercream onto your cupcake (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

2 . Take your fork and with the prongs facing down press it into the sides of the buttercream while sliding it up to make lines or grass textures all around the outside edge of the cupcake.

Step 2 - use your fork to create grass texture around the outside of the buttercream. (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

3 . Put your cupcake to one side, and wash your hands if they are a little bit green from the buttercream. Make sure to dry them properly or this next bit will get REALLY sticky! Take your white icing and break it into 4 pieces. You want 1 large ball, 2 medium balls and 1 small ball.

Step 3 - Split your white icing into 4 balls. (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

4 . Take your large ball and place it on top of your cupcake, right in the middle!

Step 4 - Place the large ball in the middle of the cupcake. (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

5 . Take the small ball and place this on top of the large one. If it doesn’t stick dab a TINY bit of boiled water onto one of the balls and gently press together.

Step 5 - add the small ball to the top of the large ball. (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

6 . With your cocktail stick, gently make little dents over the small ball to make it look a little bit fluffy, just like a bunny’s tail.

Bunny Tail

7 . Now to make the bunny feet. Using the 2 medium balls, gently roll them into a small cylinder shape, then press down with your thumb on one end to make the shape shown in the pictures below.

8 . Next take your pink icing – you probably won’t need all of it – and altogether you need to make 2 balls about the size of a raisin and 6 small balls the size of cake sprinkles.

Step 8 - Making Bunny feet (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

9 . Take the larger balls and press them onto the smaller end of the foot. Again, dab on a tiny bit of water if they won’t stick. Then take the smaller balls and press them onto the larger end of the feet for the toe pads.

10 . Finally, take your feet and stick them to the larger ball on top of the cupcake. Make sure the smaller ‘pads’ on the feet are towards the cupake and the larger ‘pads’ are towards the tail.

Your finished Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes! (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)
Your finished Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes! (Easter Bunny Cupcakes Tutorial)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick and easy Easter Bunny Cupcake tutorial. I would love to see how you get on, so leave me a comment below and tag me on Facebook and Instagram with your creations. For some more Easter cake ideas check out my Easter Baking board on Pinterest.

Easter Bunny Butt Cupcake tutorial - no special equipment needed.
How to Make Easter Bunny Butt Cupcakes
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