Bunny Butt Cupcakes

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If I had to guess, I’d say they’re digging for Cadbury mini eggs.  I’m kind of smitten with these little characters – like I really don’t think I’m going to be able to eat one.  You know what the best part is? They’re all cupcake and buttercream and chocolate!  So on second thought, maybe I will be able to eat one. The dilemmas I face on a daily basis…  And they’re actually pretty easy to put together. Sprinkle on a little luster dust and they’ll definitely add some sparkle to your Easter celebration!

I’ve seen a few bunny butt cakes floating around and I thought it would be so cute to create a cupcake.  As usual, I filed that thought somewhere in the back of my head till it brewed.  Then it hit me last week that if I make the paws out of candy melts and scoop out a bit of the cupcake to create the bunny butt, I just may be on to something.  I was so excited when it worked, and they turned out even cuter than I thought!  And do you see their little paws sparkling away??

Bunny Butt Cupcakes | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Okay, so let me take you through the process so you can see just how simple it is.  You want to start with frozen cupcakes – it will make your life easier.  You then want to scoop a bit of the cupcake out using a small cookie scoop.  Remember – you’re scooping a small amount, you’re not digging for gold.  Next pipe some grass on top of the cupcake using your favorite buttercream.  I give info on all tips I use below.  Then place scooped cake on top.


All that’s left to do now is pipe more buttercream to make the bunnies as fluffy as you want.  The fluffier the better, if you ask me.  Don’t forget to give them little tails and a hint of luster dust just gives them a slight shimmer.  Stick the paws on and you’re done!  And the paws couldn’t be easier.  You’ll find complete instructions below and after you make a few, you’ll get the hang of it.

Pretty easy and seriously adorable.  This is also a really great project for kids so get baking this weekend!  I want to wish you all a Happy Easter and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Bunny Butt Cupcakes | ButtercreamBlondie.com

Bunny Butt Cupcakes


  • Your choice of cupcakes, baked & frozen
  • small cookie scoop
  • 1 batch buttercream
  • green food coloring
  • white candy melts
  • pink candy melts
  • disposable piping bags
  • tip #133 for grass
  • tip #24 for bunny butt
  • tip #20 for bunny tail
  • baby pink luster dust or disco dust - if you're into sparkles!


  1. Make feet: Melt white candy melts and pour into disposable piping bag. Pipe little paws on parchment paper and allow to dry.
  2. Once they are dry, melt pink chocolate and fill disposable piping bag. Turn white paws over and pipe pink paw prints on top. Quickly sprinkle a little disco dust on top if you wish.
  3. Starting with frozen cupcakes, scoop a small round out of the top with a small cookie scoop.
  4. Place little scoops of cake back in the freezer.
  5. Tint half the buttercream green - I used leaf green, and ice cupcakes. Make sure to cover the area you scooped. This doesn't have to look perfect, it's just a base.
  6. Fill piping bag with green buttercream and using tip #133 pipe grass on cupcakes.
  7. Place frozen cake ball on top of cupcake and decorate with white buttercream. I used tip #24 and piped a shell border around it to make it look fluffy.
  8. Using tip #20, pipe a small rosette to create the tail.
  9. Attach feet and sprinkle a little sparkle over the tops to add a little shimmer.

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48 Responses to “Bunny Butt Cupcakes”

  1. 1

    Beyond adorable!! My kids would seriously go crazy for these.

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    These are so adorable! I don’t get what is so cute about a rabbit’s butt, but it is!!! lol

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    Elle says:

    So adorable – I think these are the nicest ones I’ve seen!

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    Mary says:


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    Ahahaha these are SO cute, I’m dying!! Precious!

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    Jane says:

    I’ve seen some cute bunny butt cakes and cupcakes over the last few weeks, but this one is really adorable. Love that you used a swirl of frosting for the body (well, the butt!) and set the feet on that. Very unique!

  8. 8

    Awwwww, too cute! They’re almost too cute to eat actually.

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    Jaime says:

    I had a good giggle because they are just too cute!!! Has to be the best Easter cupcakes ever. Happy Easter Meghan! xx

  10. 10

    These are the cutest every, Meghan!!! I’ve never seen anything cuter! Truly! Thanks for all the instructions…may have to try these next year!

  11. 11
    Sandra says:

    Adorable Meghan! You come up with such cute ideas.

  12. 12

    These are seriously the cutest things I have seen for Easter. So cute and they turned out perfectly!

  13. 13
    Jackie says:

    Oh my gosh Meghan – how cute are these?! I’m with you – I don’t know if I could eat these little guys!

    xo Jackie

  14. 14

    These are so stinkin’ cute!!

  15. 15

    Oh my gosh! These are way too cute to eat!!

  16. 16

    Absolutely adorable cupcakes…almost too cute to eat but I would.

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    Terra says:

    Bunny butt cakes make me giggle. The idea is so fun really! Your cupcakes look fantastic:-) Hugs, Terra

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    Brooks says:

    Innovative AND adorable! Your spot on work knows no end Meghan…I have a couple of takers here who’d nosh them up straight away and the talk about how cute they were.

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    Liz says:

    SO darn cute!!! You make the most adorable cakes and cupcakes!!

  21. 21

    I wish I saw these before Easter passed! Too cute, lady!!!

  22. 22
    Tracy Knapp says:

    These are absolutely adorable. Just curious what tip are you using to make the feet??

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      bblondie says:

      Thanks Tracy! I don’t use a tip to pipe the feet. I filled a disposable pastry bag and just snipped a small hole.

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    Joan McCue says:

    Thanks for the bunny butts I am 78 and making them for are ladys church group the feet I did different I did the chocolate dough made a stencil out of poster board and was able to cut 6 at a time it goes really fast as I needed 76 feet I just found pinerest not to long ago and haveing a great time with the fruit carvings I was a cake decorator for 12 years and I am returning to my youth

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    Kristin says:

    These are so cute. I have 13 grandchildren from 15 down to 3 months, and I am very sure the “Bunny Butts ” will be a hit. Since we are spring break this week and I don’t have to work, these will most definitely be on the dessert table Sunday for our Easter feast! Thanks for sharing. Have a happy Easter !

    • 25.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks, Kristin! So happy to hear you are making them and I hope you and your grandchildren enjoy them! Happy Easter!

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    Kathi says:

    What tip did you use for the feet? Very cute and I just baked the cupcakes so later I will make the feet but needing to know how to get the shape.

    Thank you

    • 26.1
      bblondie says:

      Thanks, Kathi! I don’t use a tip to pipe the feet. I filled a disposable pastry bag and just snipped a small hole. Then I piped an oval shape, making them a little narrower on one end for the paws. Hope you enjoy them!

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