Eggcellent Egg-Shaped Bunny

Easter…CHOCOLATE! What else is there to think about really?! I was looking at making a fondant bunny tutorial when I came across the plastic eggs that I use for my kids egg hunt. The ones you can fill with things other than chocolate, when I realised that I could probably fill the plastic egg with lollies, jewellery, mini marshmallows, popcorn or mini m&m’s (like in my St Pats’ Hats) and cover it in fondant to create a cute Easter Bunny gift. This is how I did it. I must warn you though, I think his face needs some work…he’s not as cute as I had planned lol!

Starting with an egg hunt plastic egg, fill it with your choice of 'goodie'.

Starting with an egg hunt plastic egg, fill it with your choice of ‘goodie’.

 

To have both hands to work with (makes it so much easier) I stuck a skewer into some foam and propped the egg on the skewer through one of the manufactures holes at the bottom.

To have both hands to work with (makes it so much easier) I stuck a skewer into some foam and propped the egg on the skewer through one of the manufactures holes at the bottom.

 

I used tylose glue for this. Roll out your choice of coloured or white fondant and cover the egg like you would a ganached cake. Don't smooth or pull too hard or it will tear from the top.

I used tylose glue for this. Roll out your choice of coloured or white fondant and cover the egg like you would a ganached cake. Don’t smooth or pull too hard or it will tear from the top.

 

Not entirely sure this is necessary, but I acutally cut the fondant at the opening of the egg using my pizza cutter. I figured if a child was opening this they may need a little help.

Not entirely sure this is necessary, but I acutally cut the fondant at the opening of the egg using my pizza cutter. I figured if a child was opening this they may need a little help.

 

Now, I got a little carried away with creating the bunny and… photos of the process didn’t get taken. Basically roll and cut flat 2D areas of fondant and start with a sphere of fondant before shaping the 3D items like nose, paws and mouth. You can always create your own character too.

 

I added a couloured panel for his belly, eye socket area and mouth/muzzle. I then used a veining too to create his mouth before adding in the teeth.

I added a coloured panel for his belly, eye socket area and mouth/muzzle. I then used a veining too to create his mouth before adding in the teeth.

 

I had planned for it to be holding or munching this little carrot, but the paws were so far apart...

I had planned for it to be holding or munching this little carrot, but the paws were so far apart…

 

From the hollow, plastic egg to this treat-filled Bunny surprise...

From the hollow, plastic egg to this treat-filled Bunny surprise…

 

Ok, so his eyes are a bit big, but his face isn't as bad as I thought...

Ok, so his eyes are a bit big, but his face isn’t as bad as I thought…

 

I hope you and your families have a wonderful, restful Easter break. Happy chocolate-eating 🙂

Sam @CS

 

 

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One Response to "Eggcellent Egg-Shaped Bunny"

  1. Lyn says:

    How cute 🙂 Looks great.

    Hope you and the family have a wonderful Easter xxx

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