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Strawberry Bunny Cupcakes

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24
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The clever details on these adorable cupcakes make them an especially fun Easter treat, from the ramen noodle "whiskers" to the tiny candy "cotton tail."
Updated May 24, 2022


  • 24 regular-size pink paper baking cups
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Delights Super Moist™ Strawberry Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 2 bags (12 oz each) white candy melts
  • 2 bags (12 oz each) pink candy melts
  • 24 white candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 3 tubs (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Strawberry Mist™ Frosting
  • 48 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 pink candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 24 miniature red candy hearts
  • 24 uncooked somen noodles, each broken into 6 pieces


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place pink paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Melt white candy melts as directed on package; pour melted candy into squirt bottle. Draw 48 bunny ears on parchment paper with melted white candy. Melt pink candy melts; pour into another squirt bottle. Fill in middle of white ears with pink candy. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  • 4
    Use drop of melted white candy to attach 1 white candy-coated chocolate candy to paper baking cup for bunny tail; hold 30 seconds or until set. Repeat with remaining white candy-coated chocolate candies.
  • 5
    Spread 3 tablespoons frosting on each cupcake top. On front of each cupcake (side opposite the bunny tail), add 2 chocolate chips for eyes, 1 pink candy-coated chocolate candy for nose and 1 red candy heart, turned upside down, for mouth. Insert 3 noodle pieces on each side of nose for whiskers. Gently press 2 ears into top of each cupcake.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make white bunnies by using white cake mix and white frosting.
  • tip 2
    If you don’t have squirt bottles for the melted candy, use a resealable food-storage plastic bag and cut off a tiny corner of the bag for piping.
  • tip 3
    Look for somen noodles in the Asian-foods section of the grocery store, but if you can’t find them, thin spaghetti will work well too.


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