Peeping Bunny Cupcakes

I love Easter.  I love what it stands for and as a family we always get together to celebrate Easter.  This year I wanted to have a little fun using some tasty treats from Peeps and products from Wilton.  I wanted to make some fun to look at and more fun to eat Easter treats. I have a few posts coming highlighting each treat but here is a photo of all the goodness:

Peeps Easter Treats

Seriously, how much cuter can you get!  I look forward to this time every year, because of the release of Peeps in the pretty colors.  Yes, I know they come out other times of the year, but there is just something about Easter time Peeps that make me nostalgic.  I thought about what I wanted to make with the fun products Peeps and Wilton sent to me, and decided I wanted something that was kid friendly.  My kids love to help in the kitchen, so why not make it fun for them to make and eat!  I made a Sunflower Peeps Cake, Birds In A Nest, and Peeping Bunny Cupcakes.  Today I am going to show you how easy it is to make the Peeping Bunny Cupcakes!

The supplies are simple.  Your favorite boxed cake mix (and the ingredients needed to make it), Peeps Bunnies, Wilton Icing Colors, Wilton Flowers, Candy Coated Eggs, Mini Flower Pots, Wilton Cupcake Liners, and Coconut.

Peeps Treats Ingredients

Prepare you cake mix according to package instructions for cupcakes. While it was baking, I went ahead and dyed my coconut, which would be the “grass” and my icing so it would have a green base.  I used a chocolate cake mix because I thought it would be fun to have “dirt” under the grass.  After the cupcakes are done, allow them to cool completely before icing.  Once iced, I placed the cupcake into one of my flower pots.  If your’s won’t go all the way to the bottom, you can add some treats under the cupcakes as an added surprise!

Green Cupcake Icing

After icing the cupcakes and placing in the flower pot, I added the grass…this is what the kids love.  To them a bunny is usually seen in grass, so it tickles them to see “grass” on a cupcake.

Edible Grass

Once you have applied the grass, the next part is placing the bunny so he is peeping over the edge or out of the middle of the grass.  To do this you can either cut out part of the cupcake and place the full Peep inside, but since I like to eat Oeeps, I went a different route.  I ended up cutting the Peep in half (and totally ate the other half) which worked great!  After placing your Peep Bunny, add your decor, we liked the Wilton Flowers and Egg-shaped candy coated chocolate!

Easter Cupcakes

We also left one out of the flower pot, using just the cupcake liner.  Kept it simple with just “grass” and flowers and it turned out super adorable too!  These are absolutely the cutest treats for Easter!  You could make some to send to school with your child, have them for Easter dinner dessert with family, or just make together as a family.  Kids will have a blast putting these little Peeping Bunny Cupcakes together! With such a big selection of Peeps at your local Walmart, there are many fun treats to be had!

Peeping Bunny CupCakes

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*Originally published in February 2014

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    Those are TOO cute! I was just telling my husband that I was looking for something cute to do with the kiddos this weekend & I think this is it!
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    I’ve never been a huge peep fan. the texture is odd. my kids love them and i think these are great ways to use them. thanks for sharing
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    I adore that sunflower Toni!!!

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    This looks amazing! I would love to make those cupcakes, so cute and yummy! And fun to make I am sure.

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    SO CUTE!! I want to make those cupcakes with my girls!
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    Those are adorable! 🙂 My favorites are the flower posts! So cute and creative.
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    Those cupcakes are adorable! I never would have thought to add the little planters as the base, but its brilliant!
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    These treats are so cute! Peeps never last very long in my house, I would eat them before I had the chance to make anything with them!
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    These are so cute . . . especially the individual cakes in the flower pots!
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    These are so cute! I especially love the peeping bunny cupcakes.
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    Oh, these are just too cute! I love them all. I need to make that cake.
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    These are so cute! I haven’t thought much of Easter yet, just decided we’d probably have ham for our dinner. 😉
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    Would love to win

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    What a great idea for my son’s class! So cute!
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    Those cupcakes are just too cute. I host an Easter party each year and will have to make these for this years party!
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    These are so cute! My kids would just love these.
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    Those are so cute I can’t even stand it! I need to make those!
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    How cute is this? I love the creativity and the fact that you used little pots!
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    The only Easter candy my hubby will eat are PEEPS. He loves them!
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    I love how that blue peep looks like it’s peeking out from the pot. So cute! I think we need to make some Easter cupcakes like these!
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    This is really a fantastic activity to do with the little ones for Easter or spring. And you get to eat it too! I love coconut too so I guess I will be eating some of these.
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    These are great! My middle would love making these for his class! What a cute idea!
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    Peeps are all kinds of awesome Peeps cupcakes seems extra awesome. This is such a cute and clever idea. I like the creativity for a different way to use peeps.
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    Those are just so darn cute! I love PEEPS anything.
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    Those are SO cute!! You did a great job with this!

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    how adorable! this reminds me of a bunny cake my mom used to make every Easter :).
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    We don’t do too much with bunnies and chicks for easter, but these are adorable decorations for spring for sure!
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    These peeking bunnies are so cute. I’m so ready for spring to come.
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    The cupcakes are adorable! I’m definitely going to have to try something with Peeps this year (besides eating them all!)
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    Those are amazingly cute!!! I am so pinning these to do for Easter!
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    These are fantastic! What a cute idea for Easter
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    These are way too cute! I love your ideas
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    Just too darn cute this is! Love the little peepers!
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    I LOVE this and plan on try this with my son! SO cute!
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    The bunnies poking out of the pots are sooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway! I entered!
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    OMG We love peeps in our house! My newest favorite is the dark chocolate covered bunnies.. It’s not Easter w/out Peeps!
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    Those peeping bunny cupcakes are just adorable! What a great treat for Easter!

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    Those are some pretty niffty cake ideas. I like the idea of the hidden peep sneaking out 🙂 Also using a chocolate cake as “dirt” is genius!
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    I’m impressed by your skill at making those delicious cupcake…. They are great to look at too.
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    I love this idea. My kids are so bored with just ‘getting candy’. This would be such a fun way to not only make it more exciting, but also get them to help. An entire afternoon they would love.
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    These are really cute. I don’t like coconut, but maybe I do shred some green candy melts and it would look like grass?
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    These Easter treats turned out so cute. I love peeps.
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    You did an amazing job! I never thought of using Peeps for making desserts but I am definitely inspired to this year!
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    How fun are these! I want to make one!
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    Those are adorable, Toni! Great job.
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