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Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker

Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker.

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

Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker

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.

Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker

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:

Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker

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.

5.0 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.

8.) 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.

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 :

Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker
Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker

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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45 responses to “Bunny Bum Cupcakes: Easter Fun Cupcakes By Dr Oetker”

  1. pixiedusk says:

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

  2. Denise inVA says:

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

  3. Storybook Apothecary says:

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

  4. Tom says:

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

  5. Suza says:

    It looks so delicious.Wonderful

  6. Silly Mummy says:

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

  7. Catie: Imperfect Mum says:

    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

  8. Wendy says:

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

  9. Coombe Mill says:

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

  10. Cathy says:

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

  11. Kate Fever says:

    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

  12. Rebecca U says:

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

  13. Kim Carberry says:

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

  14. Margarett Murphy says:

    Aw these look to cute to eat.

  15. Louise W says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  17. Jessica Pelasky says:

    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/pluckyrecipescraftstipsThanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  18. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House says:

    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

  19. Cheryl says:

    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

  20. Morgan Prince says:

    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

  21. Create With Joy says:

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

  22. Catherine says:

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

  23. Mother of 3 says:

    These are so adorable! Pinned.

  24. Cathy Kennedy says:

    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! 😉

  25. Recipes Made Easy says:

    Bunny bum cupcakes are such fun

  26. Katelynn Hegedus says:

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

  27. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    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!

  28. Maisy says:

    Aw these are incredibly cute! Great idea! 🙂

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