Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Bunny Tutorial... Or How to Make a Marshmallow Bunny

Easter and Easter bunnies always bring to mind my momma's Easter cake...and cupcakes. The cake itself was just a "box cake", usually yellow, but the decorations were so very special. Momma never relied on store-bought Peeps (my absolute favorite Easter treat) for her bunnies, she made them herself, using a single large marshmallow, some frosting, and a tiny bit of pink crepe paper.

To make Momma's Bunnies:

1 large marshmallow
scissors (spray with a little bit of non-stick spray, such as Pam)
pink frosting
pink crepe paper (i don't use this anymore - too much trouble to remove before eating!)

Cut the marshmallow about 1/3 down from the top. DO NOT CUT ALL THE WAY THROUGH!!!

Fold the cut edge until it stands up. This makes the face/head.

Where the marshmallow bends, either make a tiny cut or pinch a tiny gash and press the "face"onto the raw, sticky gash. The head is now standing up a bit.

With the scissors, cut a V into the top of the face...just a short way down. This makes the ears.

Use the little cut piece to make the it onto the "butt".

Make little pink eyes and nose with the frosting. (Put a little frosting on the backs of the ears if desired.)

Frost a cupcake with Chocolate frosting (it's the dirt)...or any flavor you wish. Place the "bunny" into the frosting. Sprinkle a little coconut (tinted a light green) around the bunny. Press a few jelly beans (eggs) into the soft frosting. Let stand for a little while so the bunny and eggs have a chance to stick. Enjoy!

After years and years of making these special Easter Bunnies for all of us...and our kids...Mom has continued the tradition, by making these adorable treats for all of her friends at her retirement residence. She is now 91 years old! Since she moved into the residence, she has baked cookies, put them in little bags, and passes them out to all of her friends. She is called "The Cookie Lady". However, at Easter, she makes these cupcakes for all...and her name changes to
"The Easter Bunny Lady".
Wishing all of you a Blessed Easter.



rjerdee said...

Hi Jane,
How cute, Momma's Easter Bunnies! Thanks for sharing and I wish you a Happy and Lovely Easter.
Christ is Risen, indeed!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Just look at those little bunny balls 'O fluff! Adorable. Edibly adorable!

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...


Moore Minutes said...

Ohhh CUTE! My boys would love this. I wish you were their "Grandma"! They would love coming to your house.