In this video we demonstrate how to make a bunny rabbit face from fondant or gum paste to use as cupcake toppers. This is great for decorating cupcakes over the Easter holidays!
I’ve been going back through my videos on my YouTube channel, and somehow I missed putting this one up on the blog! What the hay? How did that happen? Oh, right. I got busy, overwhelmed and crawled into a hole. BUT NOW I’M OUT and madly posting massive amounts of Easter videos for your enjoyment next weekend! I’ll try to get up the accompanying Fondant Carrot Cupcake Topper video post, but if I get hit by a bus, it’s on “The YouTube”.
P and I have just come back from a mini holiday in Banff, and it was great! We got some hiking in, filmed some cardio videos doing them, shopped in Calgary, and enjoyed being away from the homestead. We’ve hit the ground running being back, and it’s great to be refreshed and ready to decorate for EASTER! I, of course, love Easter!! Chocolate, mini eggs, chocolate, mini eggs and more chocolate . . . and mini eggs!
Fondant Rabbit Cupcake Toppers
White fondant for the rabbit ears, face, cheeks, eyes and teeth.
Pink fondant for the rabbit nose.
Black fondant or edible writers for the pupil.
Small circle cutter, Wilton #12 tip, petal cutter.
Gum glue, or water or tylose glue for attaching the pieces.
The first step is to roll out your white fondant and cut out all of the pieces you will need to make with white. To do the face, I used a simple circle cutter. To cut out the cheeks, I used the bottom of a Wilton #12 tip. For the eyes, I used the top of a Wilton #12 tip. For the ears, I used a flower cutter and then placed them on a flower former in order to get a curved shape to them. To make the teeth, I just cut out a small rectangle and made a small line in the center.
Once all of the pieces are cut out, you can start to assemble the rabbit face. Start with the large white fondant piece and attach (with the glue of your choice-see above) the eyes, cheeks and teeth.
Using a small piece of pink fondant, roll it out into a tiny ball and attach it onto the rabbit face.
Using a black colour writer, or tiny pieces of black fondant add pupils to the centre of the eyes.
Finally, once the ears are dried, attach them to the back of the face.
Top your cupcake with buttercream and place the rabbit in the centre!