I used the Mini Bunny Pan mentioned above to make the bunny faces. I already had some Wilton Ready To Use Icing Tubes on hand that I had purchased for other projects. I used a coupler top and attached round tips to the pink, white, and blue icing. The bunny was incredibly easy - all I did was trace the raised lines on the cupcakes for ears, whiskers, nose, and eyes. I then put a little tongue for an extra touch. I decided that I liked putting a white dot for the eye and then doing a smaller blue dot inside of that. As you can see from my "practice cupcake", I thought about outlining the face, but I didn't think it looked good.
I made my own icing for the cupcakes with the white icing and then colored some of that green for the grass on the "nest cupcakes". I decided I really don't wan to use shortening anymore, so I used this recipe -
-2 sticks butter(room temp)
-1 pound powdered sugar
-2 tablespoons whole milk(room temp)
-1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat the butter until creamed and then add sugar, milk, and vanilla alternately until you get the right texture.
For the cupcakes with white icing and the toothpicks on top, I used a 1M tip(this quickly became my favorite tip for cupcakes!). Start from the outside and turn the cupcake around as you go in to make a "peak" in the center. I forgot to take a picture of just those cupcakes(other than the one at the top of this post), but they were so easy to do and I think they look impressive - especially with the cute cupcake liners and decorated picks from Wilton.
As I mentioned before, I used green gel coloring to tint my buttercream icing for the "grass". Use tip 233 and hold the bag straight up. As you push icing out, pull up and the tip makes grass! I've love using this on cakes and cupcakes. After I made the grass, I used the already made royal icing nests from Wilton. In less than 5 minutes, I had very impressive looking cupcakes.
The best part is that Evan told me he was so proud of me and the cupcakes I made. He said he couldn't wait to take them to school to show all of his friends because they were going to love them! I definitely think that taking a few extra minutes to make them myself instead of buying them is worth it(and almost always cheaper). With minimal effort, I get so many compliments and have a new feeling of self worth - and having my 3 year old telling me he is so proud of me makes my heart smile! :)
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. Wilton sent me a few of the products used above, but the icing and tips were my own.