Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Bunny Cupcakes with Emma and Anna and Awards

Yesterday I got to make Easter Bunny cupcakes with Emma and Anna, my "shared Grandchildren", who are on Spring Break.  They had fun making and eating these cute little bunnies.They do not like coconut, so there is only one fuzzy bunny with coconut,  mine.The girls made birthday cards for me, and we always have a little tea party with cupcakes, or whatever we make.  We had a very nice day.

The Easter Bunny cupcakes are very easy to make. First, you need a cupcake of your choice.  Frost your cupcake with white frosting, and then dunk the frosted cupcake in a bowl of coconut, Yum!  Don't eat it yet. Then take a large marshmallows and cut in half width wise. Squeeze each piece into an oval to look like bunny ears, and then dip the sticky side in pink sugar. Set the bunny ears on the top of the cupcake. Take  a small blue or purple jelly bean cut in half, for eyes, and a pink jelly bean for the nose. Now, you could use two small mini marshmallows for cheeks, but the girls didn't want cheeks on theirs. The final touch was whiskers, if you want..  You could use decorator gel to make the whiskers, but we used fruit roll ups, cut in thin strips. Next time, I would use the gel. Anyway, the kids make then, they will love them.  Every bunny is an individual:)  Is there a better way to eat jelly beans, marshmallows, and cake??

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Adapted from Family Fun Click here for videoFamily Fun Magazine Easter Bunnies

What you need:
1 cupcake
White frosting
Flaked or shredded coconut
Pink decorators sugar
Pink, purple, or blue small jelly beans
Large marshmallows
Mini marshmallows

  1.  Frost cupcake with white frosting, and dunk frosted cupcake in a bowl of coconut.
  2. Cut a large marshmallow in half width wise.Squeeze the marshmallow in an oval, dip sticky side into pink sugar, and place ears on bunny.
  3. Take  a small blue or purple jelly bean cut in half, for eyes, and a pink jelly bean for the nose. Place on bunny face.
  4. Place two mini marshmallows on face for cheeks, ( We didn't do this)
  5. Make whiskers using fruit roll up cut in thin strips, red licorice strips, or pink decorator gel.  Eat now and enjoy!

I am now passing on my three awards that I got from Jessica@Oh Cake! thank you so much Jessica, and I am truly honored. Jessica makes both sweet and savory dishes, like Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes and Lamb Stuffed Phyllo Packets . Stop by and visit Jessica's wonderful blog, if you haven't done so already! Thank you  Jessica for all of these wonderful awards.  Also please visit the nominees, and their wonderful blogs as well.

The rules for the Sunshine Award are
  • Include the award logo in your blog 
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate up to 10 bloggers,
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs letting them know they have been nominated.
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you
1.      Favorite color – green
2.      Favorite animal – dog, Cock-a-Poo
3.      Favorite number – 7
4.      Favorite non-alcoholic drink – tea, any kind
5.      Facebook or twitter – Facebook.  I don’t have a Twitter account
6.      My passion – Baking and finding a cure for Cancer.
7.      Prefer giving or receiving presents – giving
8.      Favorite pattern – polka dots
9.      Favorite day of the week – Sunday
10. Favorite flower – Stargazer Lily

I am passing along the Sunshine Award to, Monet @Anecdotes and Apple Cores,  Christiane@The Mom Chef, and Gina SP Cookie Queen.  I always smile or get a chuckle, when I read these blogs.   Please savor the award  take what you like, and leave the rest.  No stress!
The rules for the Kreativ Blogger Award are to list 10 facts about myself and then pay the award forward to six blogs. Fact: 
  1. I  have a degree in Elementary Education.
  2. I do not remember my dreams, honest!  What does that mean?
  3. My favorite kitchen utensil is a toss up between the micro plane zester and my immersion blender!
  4. I am 16 yr Melanoma cancer survivor and a Team Captain for the Relay for Life.
  5. I wear sunscreen 365 days a year, because the sun is always somewhere, even it is cloudy.
  6. I am alum of Northern Illinois University, as well as my brother, one of my sons, and one of my daughter-in-laws.  Go Huskies!
  7. My favorite dish is Pork Medallions with Red Wine Sauce
  8. I met Stef  from The Cupcake Project last year and had lunch together in St. Louis.  She is the “Rock Star of Cupcakes” to me.
  9. I am allergic to grass, trees, pollen, and smoke.  I live in the woods, but I love the woods.
  10. I do not like snakes.
I am passing on the Kreativ Award to Tina@flourtrader, , Katrina@In Katrina's Kitchen, and WendyTheWeekend Goumet, and Sandra@Sandra's Easy Cooking. . Please savor the award  take what you like, and leave the rest.  No stress!


The rules for the Versatile Blogger award are to:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog - Thank you very much Jessica! List 7 things about yourself (check! See above) and pass it on as well as inform the blogger you've awarded them. 

I am passing on the Versatile Blogger Award to Claudia@What's Cookin' Italian Style, Mary@Inside a British Mum's Kitchen, and Pam @Pam's Midwest Kitchen Corner  Please savor the award  take what you like, and leave the rest.  No stress!

I linked up these Easter Bunny Cupcakes to Brandie @TheCountryCook's Weekend Potluck #11.  Stop by and say Hi! to Brandie!

  My Easter Bunny Cupcakes were featured on Brandie @TheCountryCook's Weekend Potluck #13  Stop by and say Hi! to Brandie!


  1. Thank you so much Becky. I love coming here and reading about all of the fun you are having in your kitchen. Those bunnies are adorable!

    1. Katrina,
      You are so welcome. I love to see all the exciting things always going on in your kitchen. Have a great weekend!

  2. Thanks so much Becky for the award and I am so glad you were bestowed not one but two awards-Congrats!
    Creating in the kitchen with kids no doubt made for a fun afternoon. I do sometimes get into the crafty mood and find projects like this to be just the ticket. Your bunnies look so adorable! Emma and Anna look like they had a great time too. I see that you like polka dots, some how I have latched onto the pattern too. I did not realize it until my sister commented how many polka dotted summer tops I have. Enjoy the weekend Becky!

    1. Tina,
      Your award is well deserved. You are so creative in your kitchen. Baking with kids is so much fun, and yo never know how things will turn out, but the kids love it, and so do I.

      Have a great weekend!

  3. Becky, congrats to you with the awards! Thanks so much for passing the VB award on to me! That's very kind of you! Your day with the girls sounds like fun and the bunny cupcakes are so cute and a fun project. Both of our sons graduated from NIU! Thanks again and have a good weekend!

    1. Pam,
      You are so welcome. Your VB award is well deserved. I think that we are "neighbors",not that far away from each other.

  4. Congrats on an amazing festive cute recipe and so many awards :D
    much deserved my friend!
    And great winners too :)

    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Thank you for sweet comments! and the great bloggers that I nomianted.

  5. Hi becky thank you so much for including me in this... I am not sure with my schedule these days I can live up to it... working 12 hour days... will try I have 22 posts on auto pilot already short handed at my job and working lots .... I wanted you to know so you don't think I wasnt appreciative I am honored you would include me and link me to your wonderful blog thank you so much! xo Claudia

    1. Claudia,
      You are so welcome for this well deserved award. I certainly understand about your schedule, I just wanted to honor you for your wonderful blog and hard work.

  6. Congratulations on your awards! The girls could not be sweeter and I love polka dots, gingham plaid is a close second,lol;-) Have a great weekend!

    1. Patty,
      Thank you for your congrats. The girls and I have a lot of fun, usually baking. Polka dots are so cute.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. The cupcakes are really cute but the girls are cuter! They look like they love it!

    1. Chris,
      They had so much fun making and eating these cupcakes.

  8. This is such an adorable (and yummy!) project - I will have to try these bunny cupcakes with my niece and nephew. Thank you so much for your kind words. I love learning more about you - we have a few things in common... besides cooking and baking, of course! Our love of tea and immersion blenders and (unfortunately) allergies. I use sunscreen 365 days/year as well! Have a great weekend!

    1. Jessica,
      If you make these with your niece and nephew, you will have a lot of fun, I"m sure.

      Yes, it seems like we do have several things in common, how coincidental.

  9. Oh my Becky these are the cutest darn cupcakes. The girls did such a good job, mine wouldn't have put the coconut either, lol. Thank you for thinking of me and congrats on all your awards, well deserved. Hope you have a relaxing weekend all planned out. Maybe you can make the birthday celebration last long and have Scott whip you up some Pork medallions in wine sauce.

    1. Gina,
      The girls had a lot of fun making these. You are so welcome for your well deserved awards.

      I hope that you can have a relaxing weekend, too. I'll have to work on those pork medallions!

  10. Congrats on well deserved awards..and thank you so much for thinking of me! You are sweet just like those cute cupcakes!!Great pic of the girls!Have a beautiful weekend!!!!

    1. Sandra,
      Your award is well deserved, and I love reading your blog. The girls had fun making the cupcakes.

      Have a great weekend!

  11. These cupcakes are very precious...and your granddaughter on the right looks like you! Thank you for the blog award...adding it to my blog right now and sharing my 10 facts about me!

    1. Wendy,
      You are so welcome on the well deserved award. big things are happening over at The Weekend Gourmet:)

  12. How cute are these cupcakes!? Love them. Congrats on the awards! My favorite color is green too. :)

  13. Lindsey,
    Thank you. The girls had a lot of fun making these cupcakes!

  14. Yay!! We all loved your cupcakes Becky!! Congratulations on the feature over at Weekend Potluck (again!. Thank you for always sharing your amazing creations with us each week! Happy Easter!


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