Forget the bunny trail, these little guys are flying in for Easter fun! Strapped to a parasail made to look like an Easter egg, these Hare in the Air Easter Cookies are perfect for any springtime celebration, including baby showers and birthday parties. Create a whole assortment of Easter-themed travelers, including bunnies, sheep and even chicks and ducks using the Hoppy Easter Lollipop Mold! A fun and easy Easter cookie to make, these decorated Easter cookies are a fun way to end your Easter brunch or dinner…and even better to hide in the kids’ Easter baskets!
In advance: Make bunny candies in lollipop mold. Tape over opening
for stick. Mold candies using Painting or Piping Method. Tap to
settle; chill until firm. Pipe facial features after unmolding using melted
candy in cut parchment bag.
Make cookies. Prepare and roll out
dough. Cut cookie background using egg cutter. Bake and cool cookies.
Pour thinned blue icing over cookies to cover. Let dry overnight
on waxed paper-covered boards.
Pipe 3 tip 4 bottom pink scallops 2 3/4 in. up from narrow end of egg
using full-strength icing. Add other colors using thinned icing.
5 yellow wavy band 3/4 in. wide. Pipe tip 4 violet wavy stripe, then tip 3
yellow wavy stripe. Pipe tip 5 green band 1/2 in. wide with curved top.
Use tip 5 to fill in violet top. Let dry at least 4 hours.
Pipe tip 3 dot trims.
Using full-strength icing, pipe tip 1 outline ropes. Attach bunny candy
with icing. Pipe tip 1 rope over bunny.
Adding color details to candies makes them more realistic and much more fun! For large areas of color, it's best to paint the melted candy right in the mold before the whole candy is molded using a decorator brush. Or, for very small details like vines, mouths and messages, melted candy should be piped onto molded candies using a parchment bag with a small hole cut in the tip.