See How to Make Bunny Tail Cake Balls in this step-by-step picture tutorial. Not a cake decorator? You can still do this! I give tips throughout on how to do it without any special equipment or cake decorating tools!!
Easter is just around the corner and about the time I came up with the idea for the Carrot Cake Pops, I also had this idea to make Bunny Tail Cake Balls.
I actually wanted to call them Bunny Bottom Cake balls, but by popular demand, it seemed "tails" was more popular! I know my kids would love a project like this and I figure other kids will too! So... here you go:
How to Make Bunny Tail Cake Balls
To get started, here's what you'll need:
- Cake Balls, about 1.5", slightly chilled. (see how I make cake pops here... just skip the sticks or pull them off the sticks once they set)
- Mini Marshmallows
- Melted White Candy Melts or Almond Bark (or white chocolate)
- Wax paper (not pictured)
- White non-pariels (tiny white sprinkles)
- Small Paint Brush
- Fork or Dipping Tools (not pictured)
- White fondant or modeling chocolate
- Miniature Oval Cutter (from this set: Miniature Cutters) *You could make do without this - using small circle cutters or rolling out small balls and flattening them to a round or oval shape!
- Pink icing in a bag with small round tip (I royal icing and a #2 round tip)
- Also pictured is a gum paste tool (I'm not sure I used) and a Boo-Boo stick - LOVE those things!
- Shredded Coconut (or edible candy grass and you can skip the coconut!)
- Green Food Coloring
- Baking Cups or Cupcake Liners (I love these Wilton Ruffled Cupcake Liners for this project!)
Dip the Cake Balls
Start by chilling your cake balls and melting your white chocolate. You don't want the cake balls cold all the way through (that leads to cracking), but put them in the freezer for at least 5 mins or the frig for 10 mins or so.
Not sure how to make cake balls? Check out my how to make cake pops tutorial here. Just don't put them on sticks for the bunny bottoms!
Dip the cake balls in melted white chocolate and set them out on wax paper to harden. I like to do these with a fork... the bottoms don't have to be pretty because they'll be hidden later!
Make the Bunny Tails
Take a miniature marshmallow and dip it in half way white chocolate.
Dip the marshmallow in the white sprinkles.
Place a dot of white chocolate near the top center of the cake ball (I used a boo-boo stick for that) and attach the tail. You could also do this with a toothpick or a butter knife.
Let these dry for a few minutes.
Make the Bunny Feet
While those are drying, roll out some fondant (I used homemade marshmallow fondant) or modeling chocolate and cut out tiny ovals - two for each cake ball! I mentioned this above, but I'll say it again... You could make do without the small oval cutters - using small circle cutters or rolling out small balls and flattening them to a round or oval shape!
If you don't have fondant or modeling chocolate, you could flatten some marshmallows and use those for feet. Just roll them out with a rolling pin until they're flat and "glue" them on!
Attach the feet with a dot of white chocolate.
Pipe on the pads of the feet and tiny toes. You can buy tubes of pink icing already made at craft stores or at Walmart (like this Wilton decorating icing). Or mix some pink into canned frosting, put it in a ziploc bag, cut off a tiny corner and use it for piping.
If you're using royal icing like me, let them dry for at least 30 minutes. If you're using buttercream - you don't have to be so careful!
Here are a bunch of the Bunny Tail Cake Balls all drying...
Make the Easter Grass
Mix some coconut and a couple of drops of green food coloring in a small bowl to make "grass". If you hate coconut - around Easter you can buy edible candy grass at Walmart, in grocery stores, or online at Amazon here.
Paint some more melted chocolate on the bottom of each cake ball...
... and dip the cake balls in the green coconut.
Or you could skip that step and just place some green coconut in the bottom of your cupcake liner.
And you're done!!
Well, except for eating them... yum-yum!!
For these cake balls, I used vanilla buttercream mixed into crumbled up white almond sour cream cake (with a drop of pink for some color).
Did I miss anything? Do you have any questions about making these sweet little Bunny Tail Cake Balls? I'd love to hear if you make some for Easter!
Those are so very very cute!! Great idea!!
Thank you Angie!
If using chocolate donut holes, no need to coat, Use softened tootsie roll to form feet and tail (dip in cocoa powder). fasten with drop of choc. iceing
SOOOOO very cute!!!
I think am going to try these 🙂
Thank you soo much for sharing 🙂
I'd love to see pics Su!! xx
These are cutest things!!! Wish I was capable of making some but baking isn't one of my skills! HA
Awww, come on! I'm sure you could do it! The cake part of these can be made with cake mix from a box and canned frosting!
These are so cute! I think I'm going to try to make them full-sized. Thank you so much!! You are so creative!
I'm sure they'll be adorable! I'd love to see a picture!! Happy Easter:)
SO fun! And a much easier version of bunny bottom edibles...I might actually make these, lol!
I hope you do!! They're lots of fun and yummy too!
The Better Baker
What a great tutorial! These could NOT be any cuter...I just love them!
They are adorable! I just love them.
Oh Hi, Rose I came from Cake journal 😉
Could you use already made donut holes from Dunkin Donuts or boxed Entenmanns? Or would you suggest the boxed cake mix? These are so cute. Im gonna give them a try.
That would probably work! 🙂 Let me know if you try!
i am going to try this ,, looks so good,,,,if possible e mil the fondant icing to me please ,look good.
The recipe is here: https://rosebakes.com/how-to-make-homemade-marshmallow-fondant-yummy/
icing recipe ,, if possible e.mail to me, to make things easiier,,how long can it be kept in the
I really want to make these but hate coconut, is there anything else you could think of that I might try? Thank you!! 🙂
This time of year you can find edible "grass" in the Easter candy aisle at Walmart and grocery stores. Or you can order it here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dzIA1z
You could crumble an Oreo cookie and put on bottom like its digging in the dirt or chopped nuts !
green sprinkles would look okay too
So adorable! Gonna share this on my FB page!!! 🙂
Hi Rose. Just been reading your blog. Also I saw these yesterday & took a photo so as I mite try these little cuties. Shame on the person who stole them to post as if they were their invention. Some people are just plain greedy & very out of order. It must of taken ages to remove your watermark they may aswell if used their time more wisely & created something of their own instead. So anyway. Thank you for the share. If I use them at all at Easter please can I have your permission to post on my (very) little cake page? And of course credit them to you the rightful owner of all my designs I've only borrowed one other design from someone not sure where the rest come from,somewhere in the back of my mind lol. I shall now be following your blog. Regards Jenny x
I'm completely stealing these to make this Easter. I'm hoping there's a snack contest again because I'm pretty sure these things would win for cutest! 😉 And, I'm sure they'd win for taste as well- but it helps that they're ridiculously adorable. I'll send them all your way if they want the recipe though. 🙂
This is so cute! I love that you post pictures with the steps and your ingredients list helps out a lot! (The way you put a lot of substitutes) thank you!
Thank you for being so creative so that I can try your ideas! LOL These are adorable! I can't WAIT to try them! Thank you for sharing!!!
Love it! So cute! I am going to make them in Easter party for kids in church.Can I used chocolate cake? Thanks!
LOVE this tutorial! I will be making these for Easter this year! Thanks Rose! 🙂
These have to be the cutes cakeballs I have seen so far!!! If you would like to share all this cuteness at another link party… I would love to have you come share at Share It One More Time at One More Time Evnetshttp://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/03/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_29.html Tammy
Stopping by to Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events and let you know you have been featured this week…Tammy
Thank you so much for the inspiration, and as I never do anything small made a double batch and it was a work out. But in a good way. Sent a dozen with husband and am taking another 3 dozen plus for a church ladies meeting tonight. Took pictures and was very pleased. Not as nice as yours but a good runner up 🙂 have gotten so many re-pins on Pinterest. Thanks again. Sally
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These are just too cute to eat, you're really creative! Thanks for sharing this at my Facebook Milestone Link Party :)! Btw this was the most popular Easter treat from all that were submitted at the party + most liked / shared on Facebook! So it will definitely be at the top of my list of featured recipes... I'll post that soon on my blog 🙂
Thanks so much Roxy! xx
How long can these be kept? I want to make them for Easter, but would like to make them earlier in the week.
They should be good for at least 3-5 days... maybe longer (they never last that long in my house 😉 )
Thank you Rose. They will last until Easter at my house, no children live here and I will be hiding them from my husband until Sunday.
I made these cute little snacks and took them to school for the kinder/1st graders. They were a hit!!! I had so much fun making them and they turned out so darn cute. Thanks for posting this with pics! Oh, yeah, I also posted pics on my Facebook page and gave credit for the idea and recipe to you. I love your stuff. Keep creating!!
Awww, thanks for letting me know! I'm so HAPPY they were a hit for you! xx
These are absolutely adorable! I wanted to make them for this upcoming Easter for some friends, and was curious as to how I could package them? I'm used to making cake pops on sticks and not cake balls, so my go-to is usually the small plastic bags and twist ties for cake pops. Please let me know if you have any suggestions 🙂
You could put them in clear party cups and then use cellophane to wrap them up with a bow on top!? Sort of like the cupcakes here: http://birdonacake.blogspot.com/2012/05/perfectly-packaged-rose-cupcakes.html
You could still put them in the cupcake liner or directly into the bottom of the cup with the "grass". I hope that helps!
Rose, these are WONDERFUL! I made them today and included them in an Easter basket that also included cake ball eggs and cake pop tulips. Will post a picture of the basket on my website after the customer picks up tomorrow. Thanks for the awesome tutorial!
A few slight modifications I made... since I don't have an oval cutter the right size for the feet, I used a small rose leaf cutter, then used my smallest oval cutter to cut the tip off. I like the way the serrated edge looked like fur! Also, I used melted chocolate for the pawprints. LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!
Thank you for the great tutorial! I made these for easter and they were so cute. I would be happy to share a photo with you if you would like to see them!
These are adorable fun to make with the grand kids
thanks for sharing
These are adorable! Such a cute little treat!
These are way beyond cute...was looking for something to do and these are on my list...thanks for sharing! <3
Thank you so much! Happy Easter 🙂
Hi, do you refrigerate these when they are finished or are they ok to be left out?
I leave them out.
How many does this make?
Depending on how big you make them, but with 1 baked cake, I usually get around 30.
Hello, My name is Tracey. I'd like to know if after making these, do I need to keep them in the fridge. Because I'll be taking them to a Easter party the next morning. Or will they be ok sitting on the dining room table until the next morning?
They'll be fine on the table. I'm sorry for my slow reply - I've been on vacation.
It would be nice if you included an option to print the instructions.
They are so cute! It will be a delicious dessert for a kid's party.