Did you know that there is a variety of radishes known as Easter Egg Radishes? They come in pink, purple, white, and red — begging to be fashioned into adorable, edible rabbits!
The first time I tried to create a radish rabbit, I was trying to go from memory and what I ended up creating was a bat. How embarrassing! Bunnies have cute noses, long ears, and funny little teeth. I made some with teeth, some without.
Some radishes were cannibalized to make thin slices for ears, razor thin pieces for noses and teeth. For all, little tiny holes were cut to insert peppercorn eyes. A tiny paring knife we used to draw a mouth. Note how the purple really worked well with the little slits. They were dark, so they showed up well. With the white radishes, however, you could not see where I had sliced a mouth, so I cut tiny slivers of pink radish the poked them into the mouth slits on the white radishes. Triangle-shaped noses were layered on top. The ears are inserted into a 1/2 inch slit made across the back of the head. The one radish on the right kinda looks like he has a snow parka on!
Brooke came over one day and we experimented a little more. I must say, she had a more natural affinity for creating radish rabbits than I did. She made a variety of different ear styles. I particularly liked the one (in the rear in the picture above, on the left) that had the ears overlapping a bit at the base. You don’t have to make a whole bunch of them (we did, because we were playing with variations). Just two or three on a vegetable tray will suffice to make it special.
With small, brightly-colored takeout containers, we made vegetables snacks to go!
Hop along now! If you are serving any kind of relish tray for Easter, you’ll want to start fashioning a few radish rabbits of your own!