Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Belated Bunny Easter Cupcakes!

When all the painted eggs have been found and eaten and the only thing left is half empty box of Peeps, all you need is a good batch of Easter themed cupcakes to keep the spirit stretched out just a few days longer.

This year, my family decided to have our big Easter celebration one day late...and who wouldn't want an extra day of celebration! I knew that we all secretly wanted to share in the sweets, festivities and bunny themed everything for just one more day. To be able to crack those plastic eggs, revealing the secrets inside and wearing our perfectly pink bunny ears just one more hour was so worth it. Celebrating Easter on a Monday to us, just meant we had a whole 24 hours of additional bunny time, and for my family, that is something to celebrate!

The evening began at my aunts house where we gathered for champagne, hugs, food, and most of all, dessert. Easter is one of those special holidays centered almost entirely around sweets and I knew I had to make a holiday themed cupcake that would knock the whiskers right off the Easter bunny! So, I set to work in my kitchen whipping up a magical blend of vanilla, coconut and leftover Peeps.

These cupcakes may look like a decorators dream, but they are so easy to make. Simply whip up a batch of your favorite vanilla cupcakes and buttercream frosting. While the cupcakes are baking, toss shredded coconut and green food coloring into a Ziploc bag and shake away! Once you frost the cooled cupcakes with the fresh batch of buttercream, simply press the green colored coconut onto the surface and top with your favorite themed Peep. 

So easy a bunny could do it!