Friday, February 27, 2015

3D Bunny Basket Cookie for Easter

                                 
I recently purchased a fun, 3D purse cookie cutter set from 3D Cookie Cutter Shop on Etsy. I wanted to change it up for Easter and make it an Easter basket, but went one step further and modified it to make a bunny Easter basket.
Making the cookies is a straightforward process...I rolled out the sugar cookie dough and made a couple of modifications. I added the small circle cookie for a bunny tail to the baskets, and inserted a heart to accommodate the bunny ears. (The heart idea came from the talented Lisa Snyder, The Bearfoot Baker, in her book, 100 Animal Cookies.)
I filled all the pieces (the bottom base was unnecessary) with white royal icing. The cotton tail was dipped in white crystal sugar while the icing was still wet. 
After the royal icing was completely dry,  I used one of the wonderful stencils from Salsa Sweets to spray on the Gingham pattern (my favorite) with yellow Wilton Color Mist. After it dried, I created the (inner) ears using pink royal icing. The nose is a pink, jumbo heart sprinkle and the cheeks are small, pink confetti sprinkles. The black facial features were drawn on with a food marker. I also attached the bunny tail to the back piece with royal icing, as you can see. A blue flower sprinkle was the final touch.
Once the cookie was finished being decorated, and dry, it was time to assemble the basket. I thickened some white royal icing and put it in a decorating bag with a #16 tip. I applied royal icing to the bottom of the front cookie and to the front of the base cookie and pressed them together. I used a small jar to prop it up while drying. 
Next, the sides were attached the same way, and finally the back piece was attached and propped up with small jars also.
Of course, no Easter basket would be complete without Easter grass and Easter candy.
 I had so much fun making these baskets!
I love all the colors and still want to add orange and blue to the mix. It reminded me of dyeing Easter eggs, limited only by one's imagination. :)

HAVE FUN!
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34 comments:

  1. Sue! i LOVE the name of your blog but i think it's time to change it to "THE MOST RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME CUTE COOKIES THAT YOU WILL EVER SEE IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE THIS SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE BELIEVE ME I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING".
    .....ok too long? but i'm still standing by it! :>D

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    1. Reading your comment was a GREAT way to start my day! :) THANK YOU, Lisa!

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  2. Your bunny baskets are adorable :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. OH MY!!! This is as cute as can be!!! Too cute to eat for sure LOL!

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    1. To Sue from Oregon, Thanks! With Warm Regards, Sue from California :)

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  4. Darling!!!!! I'll have to find that cutter set.....

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    1. Thanks, Shanna! The link to the cutter set is in the intro. on this post. :)

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  5. I just found you last week..and browsed and Pinned so many things for 4 little boys I love..
    This is adorable!

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    1. Thanks so much! I was happy to find your blog recently also! :)

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  6. Oh my goodness! I just "hopped" on over to see your latest creation. These are the most adorable bunny baskets. And the tail on the back, well..it's just too dang cute! Awesome Easter craft Sue. :o)

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  7. This Bunny cookie basket is precious, Sue! I've got to try a different royal icing recipe. I'll go look at yours. Can't get a good consitency with the one I'm using. Paulette S.
    craftqueen417 at yahoo dot com
    http://paulettesprettypapercrafts dot wordpress dot com

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  8. Oh, they are so beautiful!!! Iwouldn´t be able to eat them! So cute! :)

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  9. What a great cookie design. I'd love to have these at my Easter table.

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  10. Melt me! These are so adorable! I agree, what a topper for each plate at the Easter Table!

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    1. Thanks; glad you like them, Jackie!

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  11. I my goodness!!!My sight fill up with joy, just looking at them!!!
    Love them!!!!

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  12. Awesome creation; thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for visiting, and for your comment, Jasna. :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, I love these so much!! So incredibly cute!

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  14. Sue these are adorable! You always make the cutest creative cookie treats :D Happy Easter!!

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! It's great to hear from you! :)

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  15. Eeks i LOVE this cute little face!! I've never used Wilton mists ... I love the watercolour painted look - NEAT! Gingham is seriously adorable.

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