Coconut Bunny Cupcakes

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With Easter on the approach, I’m doing my due diligence as a good blogger to share a super simple Easter recipe. And though I don’t normally fall victim to the kitchy type of desserts, I have to admit that these coconut bunny cupcakes have been making me smile all week long. The coconut cupcakes themselves are moist and delicious and all sorts of amazing, but the marshmallow bunny ears add that level of seriously awesome that you just can’t beat. Bonus: remove the bunny ears for regular ol’ cupcakes that’ll please a crowd year-round. 

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Coconut Easter Bunny Cupcakes
Serves 12
A really easy, really adorable, Easter dessert
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
492 calories
57 g
77 g
29 g
3 g
19 g
112 g
104 g
46 g
1 g
9 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
112g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 492
Calories from Fat 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g
45%
Saturated Fat 19g
93%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 77mg
26%
Sodium 104mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates 57g
19%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 46g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. FOR THE CUPCAKES
  2. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1¼ tsp. baking powder
  4. ¼ tsp. salt
  5. ⅓ cup sweetened shredded coconut
  6. ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temp.
  7. ¾ cup granulated sugar
  8. 1 egg + 1 egg white, at room temp.
  9. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  10. ½ cup coconut milk, stired
  11. FOR THE FROSTING
  12. 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp.
  13. 2½ cups icing sugar
  14. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  15. 1 tsp. coconut extract (optional)
  16. FOR GARNISH
  17. Marshmallows
  18. 1/4 cup frosting
  19. Red food colouring
  20. Sweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. FOR THE CUPCAKES
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and coconut.
  4. In a stand mixer, on medium-high, cream together the butter and sugar until whipped and light in colour (3-5 minutes). Add the eggs, vanilla, and coconut milk mixing until incorporated.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and add your flour mixture in 3 batches, being careful not to over-mix.
  6. Pour your batter into paper-lined muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.
  7. FOR THE FROSTING
  8. While your cupcakes bake, beat your butter on high in your stand mixer for 5 minutes, stopping to scrape the bowl as necessary. Slowly add your powder sugar, beating on low.
  9. Once incorporated, increase the speed to medium and add vanilla and coconut extract.
  10. FOR THE BUNNY EARS
  11. Grab 1/4 cup of your frosting, and mix it with 2-3 drops of food colouring until your desired colour is reached. Place in a piping bag.
  12. Using kitchen scissors, cut your marshmallows on an angle, and pipe a small line of pink frosting onto the sticky side of the cut marshmallow.
  13. TO ASSEMBLE
  14. Once your cupcakes are completely cool, ice your cupcakes generously with the frosting. Place two of your marshmallow bunny ears on top and garnish with remaining shredded coconut.
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
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calories
492
fat
29g
protein
3g
carbs
57g
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Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
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Easter Egg Place Cards

Easter DIY
Easter has kind of snuck up on us, hasn’t it?! All the same, I’m pretty excited about it. As kids, my family and I would always get together in and around this time to decorate eggs, followed by an enthusiastic egg hunt that always resulted in amazing prizes and goodies to be won. Oh, nostalgia…

As adults living in a big city, I feel like many of us have to resort to other Easter traditions. On my mind lately: a pretty festive gathering! I made these Easter egg place cards (place eggs?) for my guests. They were super easy to do, and made my Easter table significantly more festive. Grab the details below! XO, Coco & Mingo

Easter DIY Watercolor easter eggs Easter eggs Easter Place Cards

materials
Large white eggs
Bamboo skewers
Watercolor paint
Paint brushes (2)
Gold leaf (or gold paint)
Gold leaf adhesive
Cardstock paper
Pen
Sewing needle or pushpin
Straw
Glue or tape
1/8″ masking or blue painter tape (optional)

instructions
|STEP 1|
With the sewing needle, poke a hole into each end of the egg. Wiggle the needle around until the hole is just large enough to fit the skewer through both ends.

|STEP 2|
Stick the skewer inside the egg to pierce the yolk. Then, stick the straw on one side of the hole and blow the inside of the egg into a bowl. (Don’t throw the insides of the egg out! It makes for one heckuva breakfast omelette!)

|STEP 3|
Rinse, clean, and towel dry the now empty (and fragile!) egg shells.

|STEP 4|
Wrap the the 1/8″ masking tape around the egg to create a fun and unique pattern. Keep in mind that whatever pattern is underneath the tape will appear white when you remove it.

|STEP 5|
Paint the egg with watercolor paint, painting over the masking tape and let dry.

|STEP 6|
Remove masking tape and use a brush to paint the gold leaf adhesive in whatever pattern you choose (or brush gold paint directly onto the egg!) Then let dry for 10 minutes. 

|STEP 7|
Once adhesive has dried slightly, apply the gold leaf and set it.

|STEP 8|
Use clean brush to wipe away excess gold leaf.

|STEP 9|
In your prettiest penmanship, write or print your guest names on cardstock paper and glue or tape them to the bamboo stick.

|STEP 10|
Fit the bamboo stick into the holes in the egg. Keep the bamboo in place by using pretty pastel-colored washi tape to cover both holes of the egg! And voila! You have a fun (and personalized) gold speckled Easter egg for all your friends and family.

Happy Easter and happy crafting!

lineDIY, Photography & Styling: Coco & Mingo  

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House Envy: Understated Glamour

Marble bathroom + silver tub

Comprised of a very black and white palette, this gorgeous Copenhagen-based home is the definition of understated glamour. After 50 years of neglect, these home owners ensured that every square inch has been attended to, all while maintaining an aura of comfort and approachability. And while I’d be thrilled to lounge atop that oversized sofa, it’s the uber luxe marble bathroom, complete with silver-clad tub, and white on white bedroom that steals the show for me.

Glamorous washroom Living room Black and white stairs Living room Gallery wall Living room Black and white kitchen Office Black and white office White bedroom

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Source: Lonny | Interior Design: Marianne Brandi and Keld Mickelson | Photography: Gaelle Le Boulicaut

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