On Monday Dorothy, our Executive Pastry Chef and I had a great opportunity to do a demonstration at a local preschool. There were 24 four and five year olds that couldn't have been better students. With Spring upon us and Easter just a few days away we thought it would be nice to demonstrate "Bunny Grass Patch Cupcakes." It was a simple project that helped utilize the fine motor skills these little minds are learning to master in their early education.
Here is what you will need...
- Cupcake mix
- Whipped Icing (white or brown)
- green food coloring
- Nestle egg shaped chocolates
- Black decorating gel
- Sprinkles (not sugar sprinkles as you will need to use one of these for each eye)
- Mini tootsie rolls
- Large spoon
- Small knife or cutting utensil
- Jelly beans
- Bake & cool your favorite cupcake (we made confetti cupcakes)
- Frost with whipped icing
- In a small bag mix in a few drops of green food coloring with coconut. Shake until the coconut is green throughout.
- Sprinkle to coconut on the frosting leaving a bare spot in center of the cupcake for the bunny!
- Unwrap one Nestle egg shaped chocolate (this will be the body of the bunny)
- Use the decorating gel to make the nose and mouth of the bunny on the pointy end of the chocolate
- Place a small dot of icing where the eyes should be placed and attach a small round sprinkle for each eye
- Place chocolate bunny on center of the cupcake with nose pointing up
- Take 2 tootsie rolls and flatten using a large spoon
- Ask an adult to help you cut out an ear shape
- Attach ears to back of bunny
- Place jelly beans on the grass