Vegan Bunny Butt Coconut Cupcakes
I just posted my recipe for perfectly fluffy vegan coconut cupcakes. Now that I’ve shared that, I wanted to show you an idea for how you can decorate them.
Behold: Vegan Bunny Butt Cupcakes!
These are honestly so much easier to make than they look, and they’re sure to make the crankiest person smile.
Now, let’s decorate some cupcakes!
What You Will Need:
Prepared cupcakes, I recommend this recipe of course ;)
Vegan buttercream; again, I recommend the frosting from this recipe. However, I recommend making a little bit more frosting than the recipe calls for since you’ll need some for decorating. Increase the butter by 1/2 cup and increase the powdered sugar by 2 cups. I also advise against thinning the frosting with any non-dairy milk as the frosting will need to be very stiff to hold shape when piping.
Piping tips; I used a Wilton 2D for frosting the cupcake, then a Wilton #12 round tip for the bunny body, and a Wilton #2 round tip for the pink bunny paw pads.
Decorating the Cupcakes
First, you’ll need to tint some coconut green. I used 1 1/2 cups of coconut and two to three drops of green food coloring. You just need to mix/rub the food coloring in with your hands until you reach a color you’re happy with. You may want to use gloves to avoid green palms.
Once the color is mixed in, just spread the tinted coconut out on a sheet pan or plate, and let it sit for a few hours or overnight to dry out a bit.
Once the coconut is dry, start with a frosted cupcake. The cupcake will need to be freshly frosted so that the frosting is still soft and tacky, this helps the coconut stick to the frosting.
I like to dip the freshly frosted cupcake gently into the green coconut, pressing lightly to make it adhere. Then you should have something that looks a little like this:
Now, you can take your buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a medium round piping tip, I used a #12 tip from Wilton, and pipe a small blob onto the cupcake. I like to use slightly heavier pressure and really build up the bunny body. Like so. Also, use a finger dipped in little bit of cold water to lightly smooth out any unsightly bumps or peaks.
Now, pipe a tail onto the bunny butt using the same tip, but much lighter pressure. Again, smooth out any bumps or peaks using a finger dipped in cold water.
Now, using the same tip, pipe on two ovals for the bunny feet. Smooth out any mistakes using the water trick as previously mentioned.
Now, pipe on the bunny paw pads using some pink frosting in a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. I used a #2 Wilton tip. Smooth out any bumps, and you’re done!
If you let the cupcakes sit for about an hour, the extra moisture from the water will evaporate, then they will appear matte again.
Now you’re ready to devour your creation.
I really hope you all give these a go. If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram @Bitchy_Baker or #BitchyBaker <3 I’d love to see your creations!
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