Sweet Idea on How to Decorate a Cute Bunny Cupcake

These adorable bunny cupcakes are must for your Easter gathering or any spring occasion that calls for desserts! The cute little ears and cotton tails are a fun way to transform an ordinary cupcake into something irresistibly cute.

You can either use a boxed cupcake mix for this decorating project, or go one step further and make homemade cupcakes! This recipe is really the only one you need.

How to Decorate Cute Bunny Cupcakes
How to Decorate Cute Bunny Cupcakes (Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Things You'll Need

  • Plain vanilla cupcakes baked in cupcake liners

  • Cotton balls

  • Glue

  • Marshmallows (one marshmallow per cupcake)
  • Cooking scissors
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar

  • White icing

  • Pink food coloring

  • Pink sugar pearls

  • Pen frosting

  • Mixing bowl

  • Spatula

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Step 1: Glue On the Cotton Balls

Take a cotton ball and glue it to one side of the cupcake liner. This will be the tail for your bunny. Repeat this step on each cupcake until they all have a "tail."

(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 2: Cut the Marshmallows

Take a marshmallow and cut it in half diagonally with your cooking scissors. These will be used to create the bunny ears for your cupcake. Use one marshmallow for each cupcake. Once they are cut, set them aside.

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  • Pinch the tops to create a bunny ear shape.

Step 3: Color the Sugar

Fill a small mixing bowl with sugar. Drop 1 to 2 drops of pink food coloring into the sugar, and mix in the food coloring with a spatula.


  • If you desire a darker color use more than 2 drops of food coloring.

(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 4: Coat the Marshmallows

Next, dip the inside of each marshmallow half into the colored sugar to create the inner ear of the bunny ear. Set these aside.

(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 5: Ice the Cupcakes and Attach the Marshmallows

Drop 1 to 2 dollops of icing on a cupcake. Using the spatula, generously spread the icing and then attach the marshmallow ears on top of the cupcake.

(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Step 6: Decorate

Finish your bunny cupcake by adding two dots of black gel icing to create the eyes and add a pink sugar pearl for the nose. Eat and enjoy!

(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
(Image: Sara Budisantoso)

Making Vanilla Cupcakes from Scratch

Click here for our favorite recipe on how to make delicious vanilla cupcakes from scratch.

(Image: Sara Budisantoso)
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