Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bunny Face Cupcakes

With Easter right around the corner, these cute cupcakes are a MUST!
Bunny Face Cupcakes
Makes 12

1 12-oz. can vanilla frosting
12 cupcakes, any flavor
2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, chopped in food processor
1/4 cup pink decorating sugar
12 marshmallows
24 thin pretzel sticks
12 mini marshmallows
24 brown M&M's minis
12 pink heart candies, such as Runts
6 black licorice laces

1. Spoon 2 Tbsp. vanilla frosting into a small ziplock bag. Frost cupcakes with remaining vanilla frosting. Roll tops of frosted cupcakes in coconut to cover.

2. Place pink sugar in a small bowl. Using scissors, cut large marshmallows in half crosswise. Press cut side of each marshmallow into pink sugar to make ears. Insert a pretzel stick into 1 short end of a marshmallow ear. Insert pretzel-stick end into cupcake to make ear stand up. Repeat with another pretzel and marshmallow ear; place second marshmallow ear next to first. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and pretzels, placing 2 ears on each cupcake.

3. Snip a small corner from ziplock bag with vanilla frosting. Using scissors, cut mini marshmallows in half crosswise to make cheeks. Pipe small dots of frosting and attach the mini M&M eyes, heart-candy nose and cheeks. Cut licorice into 1 1/2-inch pieces and insert as whiskers. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.
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