Here’s a new idea… embellish your chocolate bunny with edible décor to create the most beautiful and distinguished bunny on your block!
I’ve teamed up with Matthew Mead again to bring you a gorgeous and unique gift idea for Easter. Matthew is full of amazing ideas like this, which you can find in his new book Flea Market Finds. I’m honored to be working with him!
How to Embellish Chocolate Bunnies
by Matthew Mead
I am a huge fan of the cake decorating aisle at the crafts store and have a specialty cake decorating supplier called Chandler’s Cake And Candy Supply in Concord, NH. Most cities have similar stores and they are filled with great decorating ideas for items way beyond cakes.
This year I purchased a mix of milk, dark and white chocolate bunnies at discount stores and grocery stores and brought out the details using dusting powders including a mix of colors and shimmery gold.
I started by selecting rabbits that had lots of detail. This will give you the ability to use the most amount of colors to highlight items like eggs, baskets, clothing details and more.
To recreate these designs you will need some of these supplies depending on which bunnies you want to replicate. And remember, if adding to your decorating arsenal, these supplies are a good value cause they go a long way.
- Gold Pearl Dust
- Edible Glitter
- Edible Gum Paste Dusting Powders
- Piping Gel
- Icing Flowers
- Assorted Candy Pearls
- New Clean Paint Brushes
- Make Up Applicators
- Royal Icing
- Assorted Candy Pearls
- Boutonnière And Corsage Bags
- Silk Flowers
- Free Printable Tags From Amy at Living Locurto
- Assorted Eggs And Jelly Beans For Cellophane Bag Bottoms
Free Printable Tags
Coco Dusted Bunny (pictured above)
Sprinkle chocolate coco over the bunny using a screen sifter shaker.
Dust Colored Bunny
Apply the color to the surface of the bunny with a paint brush. Do not mix brushes in several colors. Reapply to reach the desired shade. (Try not to touch the bunny because it can smudge).
Edible Glitter Bunny
Brush the surface of the bunny with a light layer of piping gel. Sprinkle with glitter through a tea strainer. Let dry for several hours.
Gold Dusted Bunny
Apply the gold powder to the bunny surface using a make-up applicator.
Paint bunny with yellow dusting powder and affix icing flowers to bunny using pre-made royal icing. Let dry several hours.
Print Amy’s free tags, trim and fold.
Fill cellophane bag with candy and place bunny inside. Use candy to stabilize the bunny so it stands. Fold top of bag and place bag header over top. Staple header in place and hot glue on vintage looking silk flowers.
Place in Easter baskets, as favor on plates or arrange on a sideboard as an Easter focal point.
Thanks for opening up a world of new ideas for the chocolate bunny Matthew!
For more creative ideas check out Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead available only at AMAZON.COM
Thanks to The Graphics Fairy for the beautiful floral print used on the Easter Tags!