Bunny Tail Cupcakes

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  • Easy Bunny Tail Cupcakes, an easy Easter dessert recipe.

    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 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 cupcakes topped with cotton candy

    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.

    white cupcake photo

    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.

    cottontail cupcake easter dessert

    Cotton candy has always been one of my favorite indulgences, and is the most magical way to top off a cupcake!

    cupcake photo

    You can make bunny tail cupcakes using  my recipe below {or a white cake mix}, a little icing and top it with cotton candy, aka fairy floss, for one of the most adorable Easter desserts in history! These bunny tail cupcakes would also be perfect for a Peter Rabbit party, baby shower, birthday and more!

    white cupcake recipe

    I know what you’re going to ask…

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    Where to purchase white cotton candy:

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

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    bunny tail cupcake easter dessert

    Bunny Tail Cupcakes Recipe:

    Bunny Tail Cupcakes

    An easy and memorable Easter dessert recipe.
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword baby shower, birthday, cupcakes, easter, easy dessert, party, spring
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 12
    Author Julie Blanner



    • white cotton candy


    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

    Can add more vanilla 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

    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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