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Friday, 25 March 2016

Bunny Bum Cupcakes...


Last week Dr Oetker asked me if I would like to recreate these Easter Bunny Bum Cupcakes.


How cool are Dr. Oetker bunny bum cupcakes, pictured above!?

I am not the most creative baker but I thought how sweet they are and wanted to try and make them with my daughter. Could we make some half as good?

Haha read on to see how our cupcakes turned out...


First up we needed some essential ingredients which Dr. Oetker kindly provided us with.

Makes : 12 cupcakes

 Time : Approximately 90 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the recipe Bunny Bum Cupcakes:




For the cupcakes:
  • Dr. Oetker Muffin Cases (x12 cases)
  • 125 g Margarine (4 1/2 oz of baking margarine, softened)
  • 125 g Caster Sugar (4 1/2 oz)
  • Large Eggs (x2)
  • 125 g Plain Flour (4 1/2 oz)
  • Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder (x1 sachet or 25g/1oz)
  • Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachets (x2 sachets/10g or 1oz)

To decorate:
  • 200 g Dr. Oetker Fine Cooks' Milk Chocolate (7oz)
  • 15 g Dr. Oetker White Chocolate Chips (1/2 oz)
  • 130 g Dr. Oetker Liquid Glucose
  • 125 g Unsalted Butter (4 1/2 oz, softened)
  • 225 g Icing Sugar (8oz)
  • 2 ½ ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp)
  • Dr. Oetker Lime Green Gel Food Colour (x1 tube)


Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan assisted oven, 350˚F, gas mark 4). 
  2. Put the Muffin Cases in 12 muffin tins. 
  3. Put the margarine in a mixing bowl, add the caster sugar and eggs. Sift the flour, Cocoa and Baking Powder on top and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together. 
  4. Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.
  5. Divide the mixture equally between the cases and smooth over the tops. 
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch. 
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  8. To decorate, break up the Milk Chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, and leave to melt. 
  9. Remove from the water and stir in 125g (4 ½ oz) Liquid Glucose to form a thick paste. 
  10. Scrape on to a piece of baking parchment and leave to cool – the mixture will become firm and pliable when cold. 
  11. Avoid prolonged chilling as the paste will become too hard to mould.
  12. Set aside 12 White Chocolate Chips. 
  13. Put the rest of the Chips in a small heatproof bowl and melt as above. 
  14. Mix in 5 g (1 tsp) Liquid Glucose. 
  15. Leave to cool as above.
  16. Meanwhile, put the butter in a bowl and beat until smooth and glossy. 
  17. Gradually sift and beat in all the icing sugar until creamy and soft and add Vanilla Extract. 
  18. Mix in the whole tube of Green Gel Food Colour. 
  19. Thickly spread the icing on top of each cup cake, right to the edge.
  20. Divide the Milk Chocolate paste into 13 equal pieces, and form 12 portions into balls. 
  21. Place a ball on top of each iced cake. 
  22. Use the remaining portion of paste to make 12 pairs of bunny feet and leave aside on baking parchment.
  23. Divide the White Chocolate paste into 12 equal portions. 
  24. Use to make 12 pairs of foot pads and press gently onto the feet. 
  25. Score bunny toes with a small knife, then gently press onto the sides of the bunny bodies. 
  26. Top each bunny body with one of the reserved White Chocolate Chips as a tail. 
  27. Your cupcakes are now ready to serve and enjoy!
Note:
  • If the moulding paste becomes too hard to work with, you can pop it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften it up again.
And here is our ours turned out :


I think our bunny bum cupcakes turned out great. I just messed up a little on the white chocolate for the feet and it was getting late to start again.

I was sent some samples to review the bunny cupcake recipe. All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.

Linking up to PoCoLo with : Morgan and Stephanie


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34 comments

  1. Haha thats a cool cupcake design and looks so yummy too! #pocolo

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    1. Thanks lovely, they were easy to make too :)

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  2. So darned cute and I bet they taste great. Thanks for this recipe, I will give them a go for our Easter Dinner table.

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    1. Thanks Denise, I hope you get to try them :)

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  3. these are so adorable! so fun for Easter :) thanks for sharing

    stop by and chat with me ♥ http://storybookapothecary.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by :) Hopping by yours now!!

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  4. Claire, your blog is dangerous to my health...by just looking at the pictures I gained 10lbs.

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  5. It looks so delicious.
    Wonderful

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  6. These are awesome & would really amuse my toddlers! #PoCoLo

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  7. These look fab. I have a bunny obsessed little man at the moment I'm going to have to try these with him. Thanks for sharing xx

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  8. I love these. The bunny bum design is so funny, they look yummy too x #bigpinklink

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    1. Thank you Wendy, they are so much fun aren't they!?

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  9. A lovely Easter treat and a great way to enjoy chocolate and make it last. #triedtested

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  10. These look really fab, my daughter would love to make them in time for Easter x

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    1. Thanks Cathy, they were so much fun to make :)

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  11. These are super cute, and perfect for Easter - might give them a go for the school cake sale on Thursday! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and hosting Kate :)

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  12. these are so cute - lovely idea for an Easter treat x

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  13. Aww! These are so cute. They look so yummy too :D

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  14. Wow, these look fab! What does the bunny bum bit taste like though? It it chewy? I think I'm going to have to give it a go, I love trying new cake methods! Thanks so much for linking up with us! #bigpinklink

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    1. Hi Louise, thanks. Yes it is a bit chewy :) it was fun mixing it up and seeing it turn from runny chocolate ..

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  15. They look so fab, and great fun. Thanks for linking up to #pocolo x

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  16. OMG! These are just too stinkin cute!

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and hosting Jessica :)

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