PEEPS Bunny Trail Cupcakes


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PEEPS Bunny Trail Cupcakes are a fun treat for any spring dessert buffet. Kids of all ages will love how festive and colorful they are.

Peeps Bunny Trail Cupcakes will bring smiles on Easter.

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Peeps bunny trail cupcakes are super fun with the Peeps on top. These are not exclusively Easter, you could serve them for any spring celebration including Mother’s Day, a bridal shower, and even a baby shower. 

Peeps Bunny Trail Cupcakes will bring smiles on Easter.

If you’re not much of a cake decorator, never fear, it’s really easy. There is a special decorating tip that makes the grass. Using the grass tip takes a little practice, but honestly, it’s one of the easiest tips to learn to use.

Peeps Bunny Trail Cupcakes will bring smiles on Easter.

These cupcakes use cake flour, not all purpose. What’s the difference you ask? Cake flour has a slightly lower protein content than all purpose which results in a tender texture and fine crumb. No cake flour? A good substitute is replacing 2 tablespoons, for every cup, of all-purpose flour with cornstarch. Your result will be good but not exactly like if you used cake flour.

Other holiday cupcake ideas include these White Christmas Cupcakes with White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream and Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream.

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Peeps Bunny Trail Cupcakes

Peeps Bunny Trail Cupcakes will bring smiles on Easter.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Cakes and Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12



  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Toothpicks for securing Peeps


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a standard muffin pan with cupcake papers.
  • To make the cupcakes: Combine the dry ingredients, then mix in the butter until crumbly.
    1 1/2 cups cake flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry in two additions.
    2 large eggs, 1/2 cup 2% milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Scoop about 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 16 to 18 minutes, until they're lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the middle cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven; after 5 minutes turn them out of the pan onto a rack to cool.
  • To make the frosting: Beat together the butter, shortening, and salt.
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Add the sugar, vanilla, and ¼ cup milk, and beat until fluffy. Add additional milk if the frosting seems too stiff to spread.
    4 to 5 cups confectioners’ sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk, Green food coloring
  • Separate Peeps bunnies from each other. Put a toothpick in the bottom of each bunny and stick into top of frosted cupcake.

Recipe Notes

Remember to tell people the bunnies are secured with toothpicks.
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  1. I always have trouble decorating cupcakes, that’s why I usually stick with 9×13 cakes. Yours turned out really cute though, so I may make learning how to use piping tips correctly my next project.

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