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Preview Peter Rabbit with these adorbs cupcakes

Your fave classic, sassy, rebel-of-a-rabbit is stepping up to the silver screen! 

If you don't know, Peter Rabbit is quick-witted, brave and most importantly, hilarious. Though there are many stories from the beloved author Beatrix Potter, this particular tale is about Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's feud of the new animal-lover next door. Make sure to check out James Corden in the new movie Peter Rabbitout this Friday, Feb. 9.

But...if you can't make it to the movies or maybe you just want a pre-screening snack, get some friends together and follow this recipe for some adorable bunny cupcakes

INGREDIENTS
1 box of chocolate cupcake mix (and the ingredients needed for that recipe)
1 container of vanilla and 1 container of chocolate frosting
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1 tube of pink icing
1-2 drops of green food coloring
1 bag of white melting chocolate

Other things you will need:
Ziploc plastic bags
Silicone baking mat or parchment paper

DIRECTIONS
+ Make the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. Let them cool before frosting them.
+ Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate frosting.
+ Put about one-third of the vanilla frosting in a plastic bag. Leave the other two-thirds in the container. 
+ With the vanilla frosting in the plastic bag, cut a small hole in one corner of the bag. This creates a makeshift piping bag. Tip: Make sure to leave about an inch of the bag undone so it doesn't explode when you squeeze it. 
+ Take the vanilla frosting and make a "bunny butt" in the center of the cupcake over the chocolate frosting. The circle should be about the size of a quarter. Top the frosting with a mini marshmallow.
+ Toward the bottom of the cupcake make two small oval-shaped "rabbit feet." Take the pink icing and make one bigger circle at the top of the oval and three little dots at the bottom. This is the pink padding of the rabbit's foot. 
+ Take the leftover vanilla frosting and put 1-2 drops of green food coloring in. Stir it around until the color is consistent throughout. 
+ Put the green frosting in a separate plastic bag and make the same kind of piping bag. (Remember to leave an inch of the bag undone to avoid explosions!) Take the green frosting and create some "grass," opposite the feet. You can also make little bushes if you desire. 
+ Now it's time for the ears. Take the melting chocolate and melt it per its instructions. Then take a butter knife and dip it into the melted chocolate. With the knife, lay it flat on your parchment paper, and then raise it off. This should create a bunny ear shape. Every bunny will need two ears. Put the ears in the freezer to let them harden for a bit. 
+ Once the ears are out of the freezer, place them in the grass you created. The cupcake should look like a bunny face down in the dirt. 

Recipe credit: Jen Around the World
Photo: Sony

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by Alyson Trager | 2/7/2018
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