Bunny Tail Easter Cupcakes

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  • Bunny Tail Easter Cupcakes will be the hit of your Easter get together! These adorable bunny cupcakes are quick and easy to make and oh so good!

    Bunny Tail Easter Cupcakes will be the hit of your Easter get together! These adorable bunny cupcakes are quick and easy to make and oh so good!

    After making a Bunny Butt Cake for Easter last year, I wondered, why not make sweet little cotton tails? I love hand held desserts, especially when entertaining a large crowd or children.

    These bunny tail Easter cupcakes are the cutest thing since little bunny foo foo went hopping through the forest. Okay, maybe cuter, children’s nursery rhymes and songs were often grim, weren’t they!

    white Easter cupcakes topped with cotton candy to make bunny tails

    I love all things Easter, the first signs of spring, the pretty pastel hues, and kids getting dressed in their Sunday best to name a few. I also love incorporating chicks and bunnies into decor and food, like these little chick deviled eggs.

    how to make bunny cupcakes

    Today was the first day of Spring Break so my friend Allyson and I took the girls to the Missouri History Museum where I learned a few things, like that cotton candy was sold at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and often referred to as “fairy floss”! It seems fitting as the taste, and texture is pretty magical.

    easter cupcakes that look like a bunny tail

    Cotton candy has always been one of my favorite indulgences, and is the most magical way to top off a cupcake! These Easter cupcakes can be displayed on a platter alone or with Easter grass. You can also display them in an Easter basket! They’ll soon become your favorite Easter dessert.

    Making Easter Cupcakes from Scratch or Mix – Your Pick!

    You can make bunny tail cupcakes using my easy Easter Cupcakes recipe below. However, if you prefer and are looking for a shortcut, you can use your favorite white cake mix! Either way these take just a few minutes hands on time.

    Making cupcakes from scratch is easy! Chances are, you have all the staple ingredients on hand! I do however like using cake flour for the lightest, fluffiest cupcakes when possible.

    Cake flour is finely milled, bleached and has low protein content. It makes cakes so tender! It also offers a perfect crumb and beautiful rise.

    If you don’t have cake flour on hand, don’t worry, there is an easy substitution using all purpose flour! Just use 1 cup (less 2 Tbsp) all purpose flour and 2 Tbsp cornstarch. Sift them together and you’ll get the same great texture and taste!

    how to make easter cupcakes

    Add a little amazing buttercream frosting or cream cheese icing on top and a ball of cotton candy, aka fairy floss.

    The end result? The cutest little bunny cupcakes – without the effort! No decorating skills required!

    These bunny tails make a fun alternative to a bunny butt cupcakes!

    They make the most adorable Easter cupcakes in history! These bunny tail cupcakes would also be perfect for a Peter Rabbit party, baby shower, birthday and more!

    cottontail cupcakes - the cutest Easter cupcakes

    I know what you’re going to ask…

    cute easter cupcakes that look like bunny tails

    Where to Purchase White Cotton Candy

    Cotton candy is light and fluffy making it the best fit for these bunny cupcakes. Piled high who can resist these adorable treats? You can purchase white cotton candy at

    • Home Goods / Marshall’s / TJ Maxx
    • Specialty Candy store
    • Chuck E Cheese
    • online {affiliate link}

    Tip to Make the Cutest Bunny Cupcakes

    Add the frosting and cotton candy just before serving. Cotton candy evaporates when it is exposed to moisture – not only is there moisture in the air, but in these amazing Easter cupcakes. This will give you the biggest, fluffiest tail.

    cute easter desserts

    How to Make Easter Cupcakes (from scratch!)

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and fill a in with cupcake liners.
    2. In a mixing bowl or mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until it’s light and fluffy and light in color.
    3. In a small bowl, combine egg whites and milk, set aside.
    4. In another mixing bowl, combine cake flour, baking powder and salt.
    5. Alternate adding dry mixture to butter, then wet mixture, dry, wet until just combined.
    6. Fill cupcake tins and bake 20 minutes.
    7. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients until smooth.
    8. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Just before serving, add a thin layer of of white frosting top add a ball of cotton candy.

    bunny tail easter cupcakes

     

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    Bunny Tail Cupcakes

    Bunny Tail Easter Cupcakes will be the hit of your Easter get together! These adorable bunny cupcakes are quick and easy to make and oh so good! An easy and memorable Easter dessert recipe.

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword bunny, cupcakes, easter, spring
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 12
    Calories 292 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 c butter
    • 3/4 c sugar
    • 1 Tbsp vanilla
    • 3 egg whites
    • 3/4 c milk
    • 1 3/4 c cake flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt

    Icing

    • 4 Tbsp butter
    • 1 Tbsp milk
    • 1 1/2 c confectioner's sugar aka powdered sugar

    Topping:

    • cotton candy white

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and fill a muffin tin with liners.
    2. In a mixing bowl/mixer, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until it's light in color.
    3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine egg whites and milk, set aside.
    4. In another mixing bowl, combine cake flour, baking powder and salt.
    5. Alternate adding dry mixture to butter, then wet mixture, dry, wet until just combined. 
    6. Fill muffin tins and bake 20 minutes.
    7. Meanwhile, combine icing ingredients until smooth.
    8. Add a thin layer of icing to the top of cooled cupcakes, then add a ball of cotton candy*.

    Recipe Notes

    You can add more vanilla to the frosting to taste.

    Tips for working with cotton candy:

    • dry hands
    • work fast so buttercream doesn't dry and helps cotton candy adhere
    • gently pull cotton candy to fluff and shape
    • put on just before serving
    Nutrition Facts
    Bunny Tail Cupcakes
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 292 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12g 18%
    Saturated Fat 8g 40%
    Cholesterol 32mg 11%
    Sodium 171mg 7%
    Potassium 135mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 28g
    Protein 4g 8%
    Vitamin A 7.6%
    Calcium 6.1%
    Iron 1.3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    If you try this recipe, please come back to share using my 5 star rating in the comments below! Not only do I appreciate it, but I know readers do, too!

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