Monday, March 19, 2012

Easter Bunny's Butt Cupcakes

Ok ladies, look away now if you are squimish, because today we are talking  rabbits' bottoms.  I would like you to think bunnies digging for carrots and I think if you indulge me here, this is the kind of thing you would imagine.  A white pom pom tail and two oversized feet attached to a butt swinging in the wind.  You know a kind of head down bum up, don't mess with me, I'm busy digging look.

I was tiring of making cup cakes I didn't like.  Too dry and just too boring, so I made up my own recipe.  I even pressed a mini Easter egg into their centres for good measure and a bit of fun, just to see what happened.

And here's what did.  It made it's way to the bottom, intact and without leaving a trail behind it.  Oh I just had a horrible thought, but as we are talking rabbits bottoms, I'll let you work that one out for yourselves.

  Now baking is very scientific activity and here in the Beach House test kitchen, we muck around heaps, but I can tell you, I didn't expect this.  They only rose on one side of the patty pan.  I pulled them out of the oven and instantly thought...... bottoms

Over the last 10 years I've had my fair share of patting them, wiping them and when pushed, occasionally smacking them, so it's no wonder the first thought that came to mind when I saw them, was bottoms.  But what to do with them.  Simple..... it's Easter soon and I need content for the blog.  Through necessity, I have learned to turn almost any culinary disaster into a save and to be honest, I don't think this is a bad one.

As always, the journey was what was important, despite the outcome.  My little Easter egg unwrapper was in her element.  One for her, one for the bowl.

It took me some time in the biscuit aisle at the supermarket to work out what to use for the feet and I now have a pantry full of cr*pola that the Beach House Brats will enjoy muchly.  I did find something suitable though, a new product, Belvita, which worked well, cut into 4.  I had to let the biscuits soften naturally out of the packet for a few hours, so they didn't split upon cutting.  I iced them with white chocolate, added cachous for the toes and some coconut for fur.

My little cardboard cake stand that I picked up for a throw away price at the the $2 store was itching for a run.  And so I give you The Easter Bunny Butt Cake.

They do look a little bit home made, but were fun to make and I don't think the Beach House Brats minded one little bit.

I dragged them from their respective screens on a wet Saturday afternoon and we sat down together for a nice afternoon tea. Oh and if you can't get your head around the rabbit butt thingy, maybe we could go with faceless angels, being Easter and all.

The afternoon tea was a 'diet starts Monday' kind of moment for me.  I had to taste my new recipe and it was good. I ripped off all the lollies and just had virgin cupcake.  Yummo  I now have my go to cupcake recipe!!!!!

So here's the recipe
250g (1 cup) butter softened
250g (1 cup) brown sugar
4 eggs
250g self raising flour (1 cup)
2 tspns vanilla essence
1/4 cup mik
Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F. Cream butter and sugar in a food processor, add eggs one at a time.  With the processor on, slowly add flour, milk and vanilla to batter mix.  Mix til combined.  Makes 14 large cupcakes. For a bit of fun stuff an small Easter egg into the centre of each cake. Bake for 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Frost with cream cheese icing, recipe here .

Have a great week all and if you'd like a little scout around Desire Empire, I've added a New button at the top of my side bar with some coastal styling ideas going right back to the beginning of this blog.
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  1. This made me laugh ;o)
    Then I also thought maybe they look like headless chickens!!! Cute ones though......!
    Tania Maree xx

  2. Very cute! Looks like the kids enjoyed too, diet's always start Mondays here too x

  3. They are so are the kiddies :) I'd love for you to share your creativity at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)

  4. Yum, yum, yum. Who would have though rabbit bottoms could be so delicious?

  5. LMAO Carolyn you totally crack me up. I LOVE the bunny bums and only you could dream up something like that and totally pull it off with style. I am definately going to give your cupcake recipe a try as I love a good go to recipe for wuick knock ups :) xx

  6. What a cute idea! I love the name. :) Haha!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  7. Altho these look delicious, little Miss Beach House Brat and her brother stole the show.

  8. Oh my Lord....I love it! Bunny Butts.....too funny! And those total preciousness!

  9. What a fun and fantastic idea! I bet the cupcakes are delicious too.

  10. Such a cute idea and your children are adorable!! xo K

  11. So VERY cute...the cupcakes AND the children! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes and good ideas with us. I saw your post over at Carolyn's "Homework" blog party.

  12. What a fun blog! I wish my kid's rooms looked like that--I try to no avail :) I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too, if you can!

  13. Okay, these are adorable, hilarious, and oh-so-creative!

    Great job (and cute kids!)

    Visiting from the Networking Blog Hop and loving what I'm seeing.

    I'm a new follower and would love for you to stop by for a visit! : )

    ~Abbie (

  14. Cute-I love the red cupcake holder!

  15. Cute little bunnies! How can you resist a bunny butt?

  16. You and your rabbits have left me rolling on the floor in a heap of laughter!!!

    Brilliant Red Flowers

  17. Happy Rednesday! That is a wonderfully cute idea to save your lop sided cup cakes! Ha ha, I just love it.

  18. The post of your title definitely got my attention! How fun!

  19. Cute! This is a great project! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  20. What a fun and cute project for the little ones!
    Never heard bunny butt cupcakes before BUT they are adorable! I'm new to your blog, (I love it by the way) and I'd like to invite you to share your yummy butt cakes with us at WIW, we'd love to have you!
    new follower

  21. Those are cute! Look yummy.

  22. Oh, how adorable these bunny cupcakes are! They also look sooo like I want tone right now! Gorgeous and sweet children too. Wishing you a terrific weekend. Just dropped by Potpourri Friday.

  23. Oh my goodness!!!! How cute! I love them.

    I would love for you to consider submitting this over at Everyday Mom Cakes for a feature (look on the Nav bar for how to submit) and also to link up any other desserts on the dessert hop that starts tonight (6pm AZ time).

    Everyday Mom Cakes

  24. what a fun idea, I wonder if you tossed the chocolate eggs in flour, like you do with fruit and nuts you bake into a cake, if it would not sink all the way down. Super cute.

  25. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

  26. "From their respective screens..." HILARIOUS!! You are so funny. I can totally relate! These are so cute. I like how your "Easter egg unwrapper" thinks. I want her on my team!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  27. Too funny! They're cute! And so are your helpers. :) Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  28. Anything called Eater Bunny Butt Cupcakes has got to be cute!!! These are adorable!!! Your recipe sounds wonderful too!!! I have a project party every weekend if you want to come on over and link up here:
    I am your newest follower! xoxo- Rachel @


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