Are you ready to make rag doll bunnies (I hate calling them dead bunnies but that’s what my friend wanted)? They are easy to make so let’s get started.
First you cut gingerbread men shapes and use the bunny head to cut off the heads of the gingerbread men so you’re left with the body. Next cut your bunny head shapes and place them together with the body. I gently rubbed the two pieces together at the seam to help them adhere to each other when baking. I would suggest leaving the cookies on the pan to cool completely before moving them. Also, I like to decorate day old cookies because they are less fragile. I won’t lie this cookie was a little frustrating to piece together because the ears kept wanting to break. I didn’t freeze the dough when I did it. Freezing probably would have made it easier.
I prepared the eyes by rolling out black fondant to about 1/8 inch. You could roll it thinner but I wanted a little thickness for stability. For the large button I used a Wilton 1M tip, a Wilton #12 tip for the indentation and a Wilton #3 tip to make the holes. For the smaller button I used a Wilton #12 tip, a small round cutter for the indentation and a Wilton #2 tip for the holes. I allowed the buttons to dry overnight. When fondant hardens it will have a bite on the outside but be soft on the inside.
Then with black piping consistency icing pipe the stitch details on the buttons and make a nose. Finally, I used a Wilton #103 tip to make a ruffle collar on the bunny. You can find a great tutorial on making ruffles here.
There you have it. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. By the way, here is my inspiration. It’s an image that I found online.