Drape sweet fondant blooms around some bunny ears and these cupcakes are ready for a very hoppy Easter. (Or a music festival, if that’s more your style!)
Floral Crown Bunny Cupcakes
What You Need
- Blossom plunger cutter
- Edible glue
- Flower foam pad
- Small sharp knife
- Uncooked spaghetti or cocktail sticks
- Ball tool
- Circle cutter (a little larger than the top of your cupcake)
- Small rolling pin
- Blade tool
1. Make the Flowers
Use your plunger cutter and fondant to create a series of blossoms in various sizes and springtime colors, then give them shape with a foam pad and ball tool. As a finishing touch, attach sugar pearls to the centers with edible glue.
To make tiny rose buds, begin with a short rope of pink fondant. Smooth and thin the rope down one edge, making sure the other side is thicker. (This ensures that when you roll up your piece, it naturally develops a bud-like shape.)
Roll up your rose buds, gently tweaking the very end over into a light fold to mimic a real rose petal.
The stylized leaves are pretty easy to create! Roll out a few small to medium balls of green fondant and taper each into a teardrop-like shape. Flatten slightly with a small rolling pin and, using your blade tool, indent a line along the center of each.
2. Shape the Bunny Ears
Roll out light gray fondant and cut into a bunny-ear shape. You can use a long leaf cutter, or just freehand with a knife. Do the same for the inner white part, trimming those so they're slightly smaller than the gray ones. Layer the white over the gray, using edible glue to attach them.
Gently insert a cocktail stick into each ear so they can attach to the cupcake. Shape the ears a little by tweaking them with your hands (we pinched ours at the tips). Then leave to set.
3. Put Everything Together
Prep your cupcake with a thin layer of buttercream, then cover it with white fondant.
Arrange the flowers and leaves around the top, attaching them with a little edible glue.
Now, carefully insert your bunny ears into the top of your cupcake. Can you stand the cuteness?