I wanted to make a simple little Easter treat and really didn't want to have to run out to the store, so I decided to use a few supplies that I had in the house. Yes, being in the party business means things like powdered donuts and M&Ms are almost always available when you need a sugar fix!
So here he is.... Mr. Easter Donut Bunny!
This is what you'll need:
Pink marshmallows (I used the heart kind because that's what I had, but you could also use the small pastel ones that you can find in stores now)
Black round sprinkles
Red mini M&Ms
Pink peanut M&Ms (or jelly beans would work, too)
Small white marshmallows
Karo syrup (light corn syrup)
Uncooked angel hair pasta noodles (or spaghetti noodles)
Black food coloring
Colored coconut (or you could use green sparkling sugar or green sprinkles for grass)
Can of white frosting (to act as glue)
Step 1: Add a little colored coconut to the top of your cupcake (you can color coconut by placing a little green food dye in a small plastic container with a lid and adding coconut - then put the lid on and shake until the coconut is dyed). Put a donut on top of your cupcake and insert a toothpick into another donut and stand it on top of the first donut.
Step 2: Cut another donut in half to make bunny ears.
Step 5: Make a nose by placing a pink peanut M&M or a jelly bean into the icing and hold for a minute until it sticks.
Step 6: Cut a small white marshmallow in half for the eyes. Next, add a little Karo syrup to your marshmallow with a paintbrush and adhere a round black sprinkle to the center for an eyeball. If you can't find round black sprinkles (I get mine around Halloween at Walmart), just use a black edible marker to make a pupil or you could just use chocolate chips for the eyes. Now add a little white frosting the back of your marshmallow and place it on your bunny face above the nose. Repeat for the other eye.
Step 7: Cut your pink heart marshmallow in half and pinch the sticky side together to make the marshmallow rounded. Add frosting to the back side and place under the bunny's nose to make cheeks. Repeat for the other cheek.
Step 8: Add a mini red M&M in the middle of the cheeks for a tongue. You can attach it with a little frosting.
Step 9: Use a clean paintbrush to brush some black food coloring onto a piece of uncooked angel hair pasta (or spaghetti noodle). Wipe off the excess with a paper towel, and then cut your noodle into pieces about 1.5" long. Use a toothpick to make 3 small holes on each side of the bunny's cheeks and place the noodle inside the hole with a little frosting.
Isn't he cute?? And simple enough for the kids, too! And best of all.... NO BAKING!!! I hope you enjoyed today's little Easter project.
Have a great weekend!