BUNNY BUTT CUPCAKES (LOW-SUGAR )

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If you happen to’re searching for a enjoyable and eccentric deal with to make this Easter or in celebration of spring, then these Low Sugar Bunny Butt Cupcakes are good! On this publish, we’re exhibiting you the way we constructed these lovable bunny butt cupcakes so you’ll be able to recreate them in your personal kitchen. Plus, you don’t need to really feel responsible consuming these cupcakes as a result of they’re made with out all the additional sugar present in typical cupcake recipes!

To maintain these cupcakes low in sugar (and decrease in energy) we used the granulated model of SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, which is a splendidly candy but sugar-free substitute made particularly for baking. Granulated SPLENDA not solely tastes identical to sugar however measures cup for cup like actual sugar. It may be used nearly wherever sugar is used and stays candy at excessive temperatures, so it’s nice for lowering the calorie and carbohydrate rely in all of your favourite candy recipes.

 💡 Wholesome Tip: Utilizing SPLENDA granulated as a substitute of actual sugar can prevent 678 energy per cup in your recipes. That’s plenty of energy!

Bunny Butt Cupcakes for Easter spring

These are the 4 totally different elements you’ll must make these Low-Sugar Bunny Butt Cupcakes:

  1. The Cupcakes 
  2. The No-Sugar Sugar Cookie Bunny Toes 
  3. The Bunny Tails (mini-marshmallows, white sprinkles)
  4. Buttercream Icing For The Grass & Bunny Physique (white & inexperienced)

Time Wanted To Make These Cupcakes:

Plan for about 4 hours of whole working time together with baking, cooling and adorning. The cookie bunny, bunny tails, and adorning icing will be made the night time earlier than. 

making the cupcake dough for "Bunny Butt Cupcakes"

STEP 1: MAKING THE BUNNY FEET COOKIE PIECES

  1. To make the bunny toes for these cupcakes we began by baking up this No-Sugar Sugar Cookies Recipe. Roll out the dough to about ⅛ inch thick then use a small oval-shaped cookie cutter (1-1/4 inch) to chop out the toes. 

Cutting out the bunny feet for Bunny Butt Cupcakes

  1. Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes ensuring they keep blonde. We don’t need any browning which will present by means of after dipping them within the white chocolate. Enable them to chill fully.
  1. Then dip the bunny toes in melted white chocolate thinned with slightly coconut oil. Soften the white chocolate within the microwave at 30-second intervals stirring nicely in-between. It will possibly simply burn and melts rapidly. When dipping it’s extra necessary to present the highest sides of the bunny toes that’s going to be exhibiting a clean end. Don’t fear concerning the backs as they received’t be seen. You need to use a chocolate dipping device or perhaps a fork after which switch the white chocolate dipped toes to a baking tray lined with wax or parchment paper. Enable the chocolate to harden earlier than including the pink bunny toes particulars. For 18 cupcakes you’ll want 36 bunny toes whole.

how to make bunny feet with white chocolate and cookies

  1. For the bunny toes particulars, soften slightly extra white chocolate after which add just a few drops of pink meals coloring. Stir till you don’t see any streaks of white chocolate left. Place in a small squeeze bottle or a piping bag with a small spherical tip. Pipe 3 or 4 dots for bunny toes (they’ve 4 in actual life however are sometimes depicted with three) and a coronary heart for the primary pad. Put aside and permit to completely dry earlier than assembling the cupcakes.

 💡 Chocolate Tip: A substitute for utilizing white chocolate is sweet melts. You possibly can organize them on-line from locations like Amazon or Michael’s. They arrive in many various colours so be at liberty to get inventive along with your bunny toes design. For brown bunnies use milk or darkish chocolate as a substitute.

STEP 2: MAKE THE BUNNY TAILS

To make the bunny tails we reduce mini marshmallows in half. Then utilizing a toothpick dipped them in heat water and right into a small bowl of white nonpareil sprinkles. Lay them on wax or parchment paper to dry. 

Tip: Alternatively, you too can dip the marshmallow “tails” into melted white chocolate and coat them in shredded coconut for a furry look. 

Ingredients for the Bunny Butt cupcakes

STEP 3: NOW BAKE UP THE LOW-SUGAR CUPCAKES

To maintain our cupcakes low in sugar we used this  Golden Yellow Cupcake recipe made with SPLENDA. They’re tremendous yummy and also you undoubtedly received’t miss all of the sugar. Allow them to cool fully earlier than adorning with icing.

adding cupcake mix to the pan

STEP 4: ADDING THE GRASS AND THE BUNNY BUTT

If you happen to want a sugar-free icing recipe you’ll be able to search SPLENDA recipes linked right here. We used a white buttercream icing, however you too can make a brown bunny model with chocolate icing and milk paired with darkish or milk chocolate-dipped bunny toes.

PIPING THE GREEN ICING: Spoon half your favourite buttercream icing recipe tinted half with just a few drops of inexperienced meals coloring right into a piping bag fitted with a grass cake adorning tip (use Wilton #233, #234 or #29).  Proceed piping the grass across the fringe of the cupcake leaving the center third space empty. That is the place the bunny’s physique will sit.

If you happen to haven’t tried the grass tip earlier than, it’s plenty of enjoyable however might require you to follow just a few strokes. As you’re making use of stress to launch the icing on the cupcake, pipe about ¼ inch after which launch the stress simply earlier than you’re about to tug away.  Holding the piping bag straight up gives you neat grass whereas tilting the bag can provide the look of longer shaggier grass. Each seems to be are lovable!

 💡 Sprinkle Tip: If you would like the look of tiny little flowers within the icing grass such as you usually see at the start of spring, sprinkle just a few colourful sprinkles simply after piping the grass.

PIPING THE BUNNY BUTT: Utilizing white icing pipe positioned in a piping bag, pipe in a spherical space for the physique. You don’t want a tip for this and might merely snip off the underside of a piping bag about ½ inch huge. If you happen to really feel extra comfy utilizing a adorning tip, then a large spherical tip is what you want.

Bunny Butt Cupcakes with grass on marble

COMPLETING THE BUNNY BUTT CUPCAKES

To complete the “bunny butts” on the cupcakes add two cookie toes (keep in mind they need to be the other way up) gently urgent into the icing to safe them. To finish the cupcakes prime them with a marshmallow bunny tail for the last word in cupcake cuteness!

three bunny butt cupcakes on sprinkles

GET THE RECIPES WE USED!

three bunny butt cupcakes on sprinkles

Decrease Sugar Yellow Cupcakes

Splenda

Strive these cupcakes subsequent time you desire a decrease sugar model. Good for adorning we used these to make our Bunny Butt Cupcakes.