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Friday, April 14, 2017

Bunny Ears Cupcakes

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Bunny Ears Cupcakes
Bunny Ears Cupcakes
I have been saving pins on Pinterest of different variations of Bunny Ears Cupcakes for several months, and was excited to make them for Easter. I was inspired particularly by the Bunny Ears Cupcakes from the blog, One Little Project (see link below). I baked so much this week and thought I would not have enough time to make them, but I managed to make 2 different kinds of cupcakes in addition to over 225 Easter Cookies since I woke up real early every morning to bake. I bought all the ingredients a week prior to making the cupcakes, and had a lot of fun baking and putting them together. These Bunny Ears Cupcakes are really adorable and this recipe tastes amazing. The cupcake is moist and has a great vanilla flavor. Bunny Ears Cupcakes are a really fun project to do if you have kids, and it is easy. I highly recommend this Vanilla Cupcake recipe from Life, Love and Sugar. See recipe and directions below.

Cute Bunny Ears Cupcakes

Yield: 2 dozen cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour

2 cups Granulated Sugar

3 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Coarse Salt

1 cup Whole Milk

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

2 Large Eggs

1 cup Hot Tap Water

Bunny Ears going in cupcake carrier 
Directions:
Heat oven to 350°F and prepare cupcake pans with hot pink liners.

In a large bowl combine with a whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a medium sized bowl combine with a whisk the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs; set aside.

Add flour mixture to stand mixer with paddle attachment (or use a hand mixer), and add the milk mixture and combine on medium speed until incorporated, about 2 minutes.

Scrape sides of bowl with a spatula and mix again for 5 seconds.

Slowly add the hot water, and mix on low speed until incorporated.

The batter is not thick so do not be surprised.

Fill the cupcake liners half way and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs. My cupcakes baked in 17 minutes.

Remove from oven and after 2 minutes, place cupcakes onto wire rack to completely cool.

What you need to make the Bunny Cupcake ears, nose and eyes
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:
1/2 cup, 1 stick Salted Butter, softened

1/2 cup Shortening (Crisco)

4 cups Powdered Sugar

1 1/2 teaspooons Pure Vanilla Extract

2-3 tablespoons Whole Milk

All the ingredients separated in bowls for the Bunny Ears, nose and eyes

Directions:
Using stand or hand held mixer with paddle attachment on medium speed, combine the butter and shortening and incorporate until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and mix until incorporated, about 2 minutes.

Add the vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of whole milk and mix until incorporated.

Add the remaining powdered sugar and mix until incorporated.

Add remaining whole milk as needed (I used 3 tablespoons) and mix until combined.

Cut the marshmallow diagonally to make the ears

Bunny Ears Ingredients:
Light Pink Sprinkles

Marshmallows

Mini Chocolate Chip Morsels

Pink Jelly Beans

1 bag Sweetened Coconut Flakes

All the Bunny Ears done!

Directions:
Place in separate bowls the mini chocolate chip morsels, pink jelly beans, pink sprinkles and coconut flakes you need according to how many cupcakes you baked.

Take each marshmallow and using a scissor cut it diagonally, and then press the cut/sticky side into the sprinkles. Repeat until you have all the bunny ears you need and arrange in pairs.

Take vanilla frosting and cover each cupcake completely with a spatula or knife.

Carefully take a cupcake and press it down into a bowl of coconut flakes.

Use the frosting as “glue” for the marshmallow ears and add enough to cover the bottom of the ear.

Press two ears in place on the top of the cupcake.

Then press a pink jelly bean into the cupcake to make the nose.

Lastly, press in two mini chocolate chip morsels to make the eyes.

For the Vanilla Cupcakes recipe visit Life, Love and Sugar:
http://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/2017/01/16/moist-vanilla-cupcakes/

I was inspired by One Little Project to make these Bunny Ears Cupcakes:
http://onelittleproject.com/easter-bunny-cupcakes/

-Enjoy

-Sophia/Two Frys

1 comment:

  1. What a great job on these and they were moist and so tasty.

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