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Strawberry Bunny Cupcakes

Strawberry Bunny Cupcakes
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24
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 April 23, 2020

Ingredients

  • 24 regular-size pink paper baking cups
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ 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 containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped strawberry 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Make white bunnies by using white cake mix and white frosting.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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