Easter Bunny Cupcakes


Make these super cute Easter Bunny Cupcakes.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes


  • Box of cake mix
  • White Cake frosting
  • Large Marshmallows (1 per cupcake)
  • Small Marshmallow (1 per cupcake)
  • Pink sugar crystals
  • Red Hots or small candy (Nose)
  • Mini M and M's (eyes)
  • Pretzel Sticks (2 per bunny ear)

Other Materials

  • Muffin Tins
  • Muffin Liners
  • Cookie sheet or cutting board to work on
  • Spatula
  • Small Bowls for candies and marshmallow
  • Kitchen Shears (adult only)
  • Paper towels handy
  • Licorice Strings for Whiskers(optional)


  • Line muffin tin with liners.
  • Bake cupcakes as directed on box.
  • Let cool completely and then frost with white cake frosting.
  • Sprinkle white coconut all over the surface.
  • Cut one large marshmallow in half diagonally with kitchen shears.
  • Dip the cut surface into pink sprinkles to make the inner ear.
  • Using frosting or Wilton Icing, glue on eyes, nose, cheeks on face.
  • Poke one pretzel stick into marshmallow (bottom of ear) half way and then insert the other end into the cupcake to hold ear in place.
  • Repeat with other ear.

Tips and Suggestions

  • We tested 5 different muffin liners and it seemed that the firmer, thicker liners made rounder cupcakes and the thinner ones had flatter cupcakes. Depending on what you are decorating you might want a certain shape.
  • We found red hots at Target which has a candy center where you just mix and match what candies you want to buy.
  • Licorice strings are hard to find but make great whiskers.
  • If you want finer coconut, or have a few long pieces, chop in a small food chopper or processor.
  • If you are doing this activity with young children, then make the ears ahead of time.