A quick and easy last minute gift for Easter that children are sure to love. Better still, why not keep them busy and let them have a go at making a bunny themselves?
You will need / Du vill behöver:
- A small chocolate Easter egg
- Sugarpaste (sockerpasta)- brown/chocolate plus small amounts of white, black and any choice of colours
- Edible glue (ätbart lim) OR melted dark chocolate
- Workboard (kavelplatta)
- Plastic knife modelling tool
- Cocktail stick (cocktailpinne)
First prepare the rabbit's feet. Make 2 long teardrop shapes, then flatten slightly. Use the plastic knife tool to cut toes into the wider end of each foot. Position the feet on the workboard with the backs stuck together using a little edible glue (ätbart lim) or melted dark chocolate.
Again using edible glue or melted chocolate to hold it in place, unwrap the chocolate egg and press firmly onto the back of the rabbit's feet.
Next create the rabbit's head. Roll a ball of brown/chocolate sugarpaste then form it into a fat egg shape. Attach it to the top of the chocolate egg body.
Roll 2 equal-sized sausage shapes of brown sugarpaste to be the rabbit's arms. Thin them slightly at one end and attach this end to the rabbit's shoulders. Make sure that the rabbit's paws meet in the middle of the chest. Use a little edible glue or melted chocolate to secure the arms in place.
For the rabbit's cheeks, roll 2 small balls of brown sugarpaste and then flatten these slightly. Attach to the lower half of the face and use the cocktail stick (cocktailpinne) to add small whisker holes.
Roll 2 equal-sized sausage shapes of brown sugarpaste to be the rabbit's ears. Thin them a little at one end and then flatten. Bend over the thin end of the ear and attach to the top of the head.
Make the eyes by rolling tiny balls of white sugarpaste then flattening and sticking just above the cheeks. While you are working with the white sugarpaste don't forget to give the rabbit a little tail.
Roll a tiny ball of black sugarpaste for a nose and attach. Extremely tiny balls of black sugarpaste are needed for the pupils of each eye. Use the cocktail stick (cocktailpinne) to give the rabbit smile lines next to his eyes.
TOP TIP: If you find it hard to roll such small balls, try rolling out a small piece of black sugarpaste and cutting out tiny circles using the tip of a number 2 or 3 piping nozzle. These are perfect for eyes.
No Easter bunny is complete without a few eggs. Roll small balls of sugarpaste in different colours and thin slightly at one end to make the egg shape. Attach the eggs to the rabbit's paws.
*Shortly after taking this photograph the easter bunny mysteriously disappeared. We may never solve the mystery but a small chocolate covered child is helping us with our enquiries...