Bunny Bum Cupcakes

All thoughts are my own. I was not paid for this post.

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.

Bunny Bum Cupcakes:

Makes: 12 cupcakes

Time: Approximately 90 Minutes


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)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (160˚C fan assisted oven, 350˚F, gas mark 4). Put the Muffin Cases in 12 muffin tins.
  2. 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. Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.Divide the mixture equally between the cases and smooth over the tops.
  3. Bake for about 25 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To Decorate:

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from the water and stir in 125g (4 ½ oz) Liquid Glucose to form a thick paste.
  3. Scrape on to a piece of baking parchment and leave to cool – the mixture will become firm and pliable when cold.
  4. Avoid prolonged chilling as the paste will become too hard to mould. Set aside 12 White Chocolate Chips.
  5. Put the rest of the Chips in a small heatproof bowl and melt as above. Mix in 5 g (1 tsp) Liquid Glucose. Leave to cool as above.
  6. Meanwhile, put the butter in a bowl and beat until smooth and glossy.
  7. Gradually sift and beat in all the icing sugar until creamy and soft and add Vanilla Extract. Mix in the whole tube of Green Gel Food Colour. Thickly spread the icing on top of each cup cake, right to the edge.Divide the Milk Chocolate paste into 13 equal pieces, and form 12 portions into balls. Place a ball on top of each iced cake.
  8. Use the remaining portion of paste to make 12 pairs of bunny feet and leave aside on baking parchment. Divide the White Chocolate paste into 12 equal portions.
  9. Use to make 12 pairs of foot pads and press gently onto the feet. Score bunny toes with a small knife, then gently press onto the sides of the bunny bodies.
  10. Top each bunny body with one of the reserved White Chocolate Chips as a tail.

Your cupcakes are now ready to serve and enjoy!


  • 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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  1. pixiedusk
    18th March 2016 / 2:13 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th March 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks lovely, they were easy to make too 🙂

  2. Denise inVA
    18th March 2016 / 9:15 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      18th March 2016 / 9:57 pm

      Thanks Denise, I hope you get to try them 🙂

  3. Storybook Apothecary
    18th March 2016 / 9:58 pm

    these are so adorable! so fun for Easter 🙂 thanks for sharing stop by and chat with me ♥ http://storybookapothecary.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th March 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Hopping by yours now!!

  4. Tom
    18th March 2016 / 10:48 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th March 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Whoo I am sorry Tom 🙂

  5. Suza
    20th March 2016 / 9:46 pm

    It looks so delicious.Wonderful

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th March 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Suza 🙂

  6. Silly Mummy
    20th March 2016 / 11:43 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Aww, they are so much fun 🙂

  7. Catie: Imperfect Mum
    21st March 2016 / 11:18 am

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Catie 🙂

  8. Wendy
    21st March 2016 / 8:49 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:41 pm

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

  9. Coombe Mill
    22nd March 2016 / 10:06 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Fiona 🙂

  10. Cathy
    22nd March 2016 / 10:26 am

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks Cathy, they were so much fun to make 🙂

  11. Kate Fever
    22nd March 2016 / 10:44 am

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Kate 🙂

  12. Rebecca U
    22nd March 2016 / 10:49 am

    these are so cute – lovely idea for an Easter treat x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Aww, thanks Rebecca 🙂

  13. Kim Carberry
    22nd March 2016 / 11:19 am

    Aww! These are so cute. They look so yummy too 😀

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kim 🙂

  14. Margarett Murphy
    22nd March 2016 / 6:08 pm

    Aw these look to cute to eat.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Aww thanks 🙂

  15. Louise W
    22nd March 2016 / 7:50 pm

    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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:57 pm

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

  16. Stephanie Robinson
    23rd March 2016 / 10:47 pm

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

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Stephanie 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      25th March 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and hosting Jessica 🙂

  17. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House
    5th March 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Those are so cute! You did a much better job than I could have ever done! I bet they are yummy! Thanks for sharing. Feel free to share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/make-pretty-monday-week-245/ Hope to see you at the shindig! Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  18. Cheryl
    5th March 2018 / 7:26 pm

    This makes a fun cupcake. I can't imagine anyone not smiling when they saw them. One for me to file away for Easter holiday. Yum. #CreativeMonday

  19. Morgan Prince
    5th March 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I remember reading this post when you first made them! They look so much fun I'm sure LP would love to give them a go!#CreativeMonday

  20. Create With Joy
    12th March 2018 / 5:42 pm

    I always love the recipes you share Claire Justine – so happy to feature you at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

  21. Catherine
    12th March 2018 / 6:54 pm

    I absolutely love the Bunny Bum cupcakes! I may have to make these for my office Easter party! CatherineSmashing Plates

  22. Mother of 3
    12th March 2018 / 7:00 pm

    These are so adorable! Pinned.

  23. Cathy Kennedy
    13th March 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Claire,How cute! Visiting from Inspire Me Monday. These are sure to be a big hit with the kids big and small. 😀 Come join me on the dance floor! 😉

  24. Recipes Made Easy
    13th March 2018 / 3:22 pm

    Bunny bum cupcakes are such fun

  25. Katelynn Hegedus
    15th March 2018 / 1:35 am

    CUTE! Might have to try this with my Sweet Girl#WWbloghopKatelynn, hampersandhiccups.com

  26. Marilyn Lesniak
    18th March 2018 / 12:41 am

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

  27. Maisy
    21st March 2018 / 9:05 pm

    Aw these are incredibly cute! Great idea! 🙂

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