ENTERTAINING: Prep Day 2 for a Shabby Chic Easter - Bunny Cake Pops!
Prepping for the big day Sunday continues, and guess what I stayed up late (err, like until 1:30 a.m.) doing last night? Decorating these adorable bunny cake pops, and wrapping them in plastic baggies so they stay fresh and perfect for Sunday bunny hunters!
Now, I could not have made these lovelies without my good friends at Wilton. So I must give them a shout out. I have loved their products forever and a day. After visiting their booth at the Housewares Show (where I gushed, oohed and ahhed at all their stuff), we have been in touch, sharing ideas on projects and tips. How cool is that?
Now, cake pop decorating can take on many things. But my favorite thing to cover cake pops with are Candy Melts by Wilton. I have been using these magical discs of delight for years. But recently Wilton started creating seasonal flavors, and for spring they created lime flavored ones and marshmallow ones. They were generous enough to send me some marshmallow ones to play with, and they worked out great (not to mention, licking my fingers after decorating was extremely delightful). They also sent me some spring colored sprinkles and confetti. The confetti helped make the jowls of the bunnies, and I had some pink and black Candy Melts from my own trip to the craft shop for accents and details, so I was all set to go.
For the bunny decorating you will need:
6-8 large marshmallows, slightly stale
Candy Melts in White (Marshmallow is yummy), Pink and Black
Canola oil to loosen the Candy Melts for easier dipping
tooth pick or fine food-grade decorating paint brush
Decorating confetti, picking out the white ones
Styrofoam with holes in it
4: While all that is drying, melt the pink Candy Melts. Using a toothpick or brush, place a dot on top and center of the white circles as a nose. Then color in the white marshmallow ears with pink. Let dry.
5: Now, melt a little bit of black. Using a toothpick or brush, paint little dots on the "jowls", whiskers, and little dots for eyes.
6: That's it! I use generic roll-fold sandwich bags and curling ribbon to cover and tie-up each bunny pop. Come Sunday, I am going to use styrofoam in some cute vintage bowls to serve these cuties in.
Tomorrow for prep day 3, we will be doing more decorating crafts and arguing with my daughter about a replacement Easter dress. Don't ask. Long story.