Adorable Cottontail Cake Balls

 Last year I pinned this tutorial to my Springspiration Pinterest board because I thought it was the most darling idea. I just never attempted it because I was a little leery about making the cake balls. (Something I am not that familiar with.) However when I came across a box of make-your-own key lime cheesecake pops at my local supermarket, I knew I was going to have to give this one a whirl!

They are actually pretty easy to make using the cake mix. You just follow the instructions on the back of the box and make your cake balls. Pop them in the freezer as instructed and then you can go on and make the little tails. 

To do this microwave some the the white candy that comes with the mix just til soft, about 30 seconds. Taking a toothpick, spear a marshmallow and dip it into the soft candy and then roll the candy covered marshmallow in the little white sprinkles. I poked the toothpick into a piece of fruit for drying.

Next you can add some green food dye to the coconut and toss until the coconut turns green. Set aside. Melt more of the candy and at this point your cake balls should be ready for dipping. Using one of the sticks in the kit, spear a cake ball and then either dip it into or spread on it with a spoon, the soft candy and then let dry on a piece of wax paper. It only takes a few minutes for the candy to harden onto the cake ball.

Once the candy is hard, you can take one of your pre-made bunny tails, dip it into some of the candy and then "glue" it on to the top of the pop. Roll out two mini marshmallows for each bunny bottom and then again "glue" it just beneath the bunny tail with more of the soft candy. Take your icing in a tube and then make 4 dollops on the marshmallow to create the bunny's pads. Fill your cupcake wrappers with the green coconut and then spread a little more of the candy onto the opposite end of your bunny pop and place it in the wrapper.

And that it it! You now have one dozen little bunny bottoms sticking up at you!

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  1. Barbara,
    These are super sweet. Happy Easter.

  2. Barbara, these are darling little things and you are so creative..Happy Easter..Judy

  3. They look so good - you really did a great job on them.
    Have a very Happy Easter.


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