The Partiologist: Cottontail Carousel!

Cottontail Carousel!

Can you believe Easter is a little over a week away?  Before I run out of time to show you everything I've made, I had to be sure and show you these little guys.  When I saw the sweet bunnies on the Wilton website HERE, I knew I wanted to recreate them using cookies and cupcakes. 
Cottontail Carousel!
If you want to make them too...

1.  From the Wilton cutters set, use the hopping bunny.
2.  Bake bunny cookies (Place the cookie on top of a cookie stick for baking, remove the stick for decorating).
3.  Emboss fondant (optional) and measure for the seat on the bunny.
4.  Cut with circular cutter.
5.  Cut pink strip and measure.
6.  Pipe frosting on cookie using the basket weave tip.
7.  Clean the edges with a spatula.
8.  Pipe ruffle and then add pink fondant for seat. 
Add any other accents you wish.
Time to get the cupcake and pole ready~
1.  Make the pole by hot gluing pink/blue ribbon to the top of a cookie stick, leaving a few inches overhang.
2.  Start wrapping the ribbon around the stick until you reach the bottom.  Cut the ribbon and glue to the end of the cookie stick.
3.  Glue a couple more pieces of ribbon to the top.
4.  Glue a pom pom to the top matching the ribbon.
5.  After the cookie is decorated, turn over and add stick to cookie. 
 (Attach with royal icing or candy melts)
5.  Frost cupcake in a light blue butter cream until smooth and dip in sanding sugar.
They would make fun baby shower favors too! 
Time To Get Hopping!



  1. Absolutely Adorable. Are those store bought ribbon tails? If you made them, could you do a tutorial please? I have such a hard time making these tiny decorations.

    I'm sure someome else will ask how you got such gorgous round cupcake it a secret?

    Don't stop sharing....we all love them so much. Thank you.

    1. I added links to some of the supplies I used. Also, I will have to do a tutorial on the cupcakes soon!

  2. Hi Kim. Thanks for this cute tutorial. I am going to make these. My niece and nephew will love them. Kathy

    1. Thanks Kathy - your niece and nephew will LOVE them!

  3. Kim, your cottontail carousel is so beautiful and your picture is fantastic!!!! What a lovely dessert to have on your table at Easter. I too want to see how you made the cupcakes. Will you show us that?

    1. Thanks Beth - I think it took longer to get a photo than make the carousels! :) I will show the cupcake soon.

  4. These bunnies are adorable and you know how much I love Carousels! Hoppy Easter! :)


  5. Oh my goodness Kim, these are stunning. Cookies AND cupcakes? You're awesome! So beautifully decorated and photographed.

    Where did you buy that embosser Kim? And would you mind picking one up for me? I'll pay you for it plus shipping, of course. In fact, I'll just email you. :)

    Have a sweet weekend, my friend.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    1. Hi Lisa - I bought my mbosser at Michaels - I was out today looking for one and they are out of them, checked Hobby Lobby too and they didn't carry them. I'll keep looking!!!

  6. These are so cute!! What a perfect easter project!

  7. Where did you get the little pastel pedestals? They are adorable! N.

  8. So cute Kim! I am loving the bow on the tail:)

  9. Ahhh - gorgeous and cute, Kim! Pinning now :)


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