Bunny Cupcakes

It’s been very long since my last post. Today I bring you this very creative decor for cupcakes. These sweet looking little bunnies are the perfect mate for any spring special occasion, from children birthday parties to Easter get togethers.


What you need to make these delightful little creatures:

  • Cupcakes
  • Fondant
  • Medium size brush
  • Pink food dye
  • Vodka
  • Leaf shapes cookie cutter*
  • Rolling pin
  • Corn starch
  • Merengue or buttercream
  • Large round tip**
  • **

*If you don’t have one a sharp knife will do.

**You can also use a  Ziplock bag and cut the end.


For the bunny ears

  • Take the fondant and neat it with your hands. To avoid sticking, use some corn starch if needed.
  • Once soft. roll using a rolling pin until  1/4 – 1/8 cm thick.
  • Use the  leaf cutter to cut the little ears. This can be done using a sharp knife.
  • Let them dry completely before painting.
  • To paint the ears a cute pink color on the inside, mix some of the pink food color with a tiny bit of vodka. Use just enough to make it the right consistency.
  • With the paint brush, trace and fill the inside of our bunny ears. Let it dry completely.

Cupcake decorating

  • Fill the piping bag / Ziploc bag with the merengue. Place the tip of the bag in a 90 degree angle on top of the cupcake and about a 1cm away.
  •  Squeeze the bag until you get a cute lump of merengue. Stop squeezing and  pull up. This will be our head.
  • Once all the steps are done the last thing we need to do its put it all together! Take your dried ears and put one at each side of the bunny’s head. Be creative and dress your bunny’s face however you fancy. Here I used a sugar nonpareille as nose and drew two small dots as the eyes.

I hope this is useful and you try them at home. If you dare share your creations with me, it would make my day!




Cupcakes de Conejito

Hoy les traigo esta creativa forma de decoración para cupcakes. Estos súper adorables y dulces conejitos son el complemento perfecto para cualquier actividad pascual, celebraciones primaverales, fiestas de niños o cualquier otra actividad que tengas en mente.


Lo que necesitaras para armar esos hermosos cupcakes son los ingredientes siguientes:

  • Cupcakes
  • Fondant blanco o crema
  • Pincel mediano
  • Colorante rosa
  • Vodka
  • Cortado en forma de hoja*
  • Rollo de amasar (Rodillo)
  • Fécula de maíz
  • Merengue (Suspiro) o Crema de mantequilla
  • Boquilla redonda grande**
  • Manga desechable**

*Si no tienes cortadores un cuchillo mediano te servirá

**Puedes usar una funda de Ziplock y cortar una esquina.


Para las orejitas de Conejo

  • Tomamos el fondant y lo amasamos sobre una superficie plana. Para evitar que se pegue, sírvete de esparcir un poco de fécula de maíz. Solo si es necesario.
  • Una vez suave, tomamos un rollo de amasar y  aplanamos el fondant hasta que tenga aproximadamente entre  1/4 – 1/8 cm.
  • Usamos el cortador en forma de hoja para cortar las orejitas. También puedes hacer la forma de orejas con el cuchillo.
  • Cuando estén todas listas, las dejamos secar completamente antes de pintarlas.
  • Para pintar nuestras orejitas: Mezclamos un poquito de colorante rosa con una diminuta cantidad de vodka. Solo lo suficiente como para diluir el colorante.
  • Con el pincel, tomamos un poquito de “pintura” y coloreamos el interior de cada una de las orejas. Dejamos secar completamente.

Para decorar los cupcakes

  • Llenamos nuestra manga o funda de ziplock con merengue. Colocamos la punta de la manga sobre el cupcake a 1cm de distancia de la superficie.
  • Apretamos la manga hasta que se forme un copete redondo. Si tendremos lista la cabecita de nuestro conejito

¡ Ahora viene la parte  mas divertida!

Cuando tenernos nuestros cupcakes con su cobertura lista y nuestras orejitas preparadas. Tomamos dos orejitas y las colocamos una a cada lado del copete para completar la cabecita.  En este punto, puedes tomar parte del fondant restante y hacerle unas naricitas rodas o  cualquier otro tipo de decoración que te guste para darle personalidad y vida propia. ¡Así podrás armar tu propia familia de estos adorables animalitos!

Estos están hechos con grageas rojas para la nariz y  dos puntitos negros para los ojos.


Introduction Part II

The recipes in the book I bought were super easy from the ingredients in them. It’s just flour,a couple of eggs, a bit of milk,sugar ,butter some baking powder and vanilla. All of that mixed together. Simple wright? We’ll not quite.

I made sure to measure everything perfectly according to the recipe below. I took my Kindle, opened my copy of The Complete Cupcake Recipe by Michelle McGargant an set for the task.

Recipe for Birthday Vanilla Cupcakestaken from the book. Complete Cupcake Recipe

Yields 12 regular cupcakes*

-1 cup of sugar
-1/2 cup of butter
-2 eggs
-2 tsp of vanilla
-1 y 1/2 all purpose flour
-1 y 3/4 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 cup of milk

*yielded me much more than that.

I went through the recipe a couple of times just to make sure nothing was left behind and I ended up by ruining it. Thank the heavens I have a stand mixer and creaming the butter an sugar was a bliss. I then added the eggs one by one. The batter was separating but I didn’t mind it much, that was probably normal. Added all the missing stuff and filled my liners with a table spoon. Then they were up to the over at 350°.

They came out soooo cute taking in account I made them mini and was checking the oven like a paranoid. I didn’t want them to burn.


They looked like that. Perfect and super cute. Let’s just say hell broke loose when I tried to bake them full size and they ended up with the height of a moon crater. I learned a couple of things that day. When we are to bake it is needed to bare in mind the altitude and temperature of the place were the preparation will take place.

I am in DR (and people that have been here can confirm it) here we have but 2 seasons, Summer and Hell. So, is no surprise that butter is basically melted at my room temperature.

Here you will find many of my alchemy/baking experiments. Some of them very successful, some others… well not so much.