That particular canister is from the 1970s, but I remember the ones from the 80s and 90s looking fairly similar. Do you remember the pop off metal lid?
While perusing through the grocery store, I picked up a canister of strawberry Nestle Quick thinking– I bet this would be a GREAT flavor for cupcake icing! And I can call them BUNNY CUPCAKES!
Since the star of this here show was going to be the icing, I was once again a-OK with using a cake mix for the base. We bought this chocolate cake mix from Trader Joe’s a while back, hearing it was DIVINE.
Once they cooled, I set to mixing up my Bunny Icing. This makes enough icing to generously cover 12 standard cupcakes.
- 1 stick room temperature butter
- 2 2/3 c powdered sugar
- 1/3 c strawberry milk powder
- 1/2 T vanilla
- Milk or light corn syrup on hand
- Food coloring to aesthetic pleasure
- Start by whipping your butter to smooth and fluffy.
- Add your powdered sugar
- Test for consistency– mine was a bit loose at this point, which is a good thing.
- Add your milk powder, then a bit of vanilla. The vanilla will boost the strawberry milkshake flavor.
- If your icing is too thick, add the milk or light corn syrup until it’s the proper consistency.
- I added a big blob of gel food coloring, because I needed that eye-searing shade of unnatural pink.