Tranquility Trails

We just shipped off our first package of Bunny Biscotti Hay Treats to Tranquility Trails Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Sanctuary. And Tilbert and Violet offered up their tasters’ treats, CompingChafe, to the rescue buns awaiting their forever homes. Chomping Chafe makes a great snack hidden in a corner, or sprinkled on what used to be my night stand for a midnight snack.
T and V even signed the packing slip!

Tinker, tinker, tinker

Each Bunny Biscotti batch we make, we seem to discover something new about making our treats. Since each batch is made by hand, we’ll experiment with the methods, although the ingredients always stay  the same. For example, with our own summer  fennel sprouting in our gardens, we add fresh green fennel fronds to the mix instead of the ground fennel bulb we add in the winter. Or last night we discovered that juiced beets provide better color than pureed beets. It tastes the same, or so Tilbert and Violet seem to say, but we think you’ll appreciate the extra steps it takes to produce the more vivid color.
And despite having molds made for smaller treats, we have decided to return to our original shape, the biscotti, or to be proper, the Italian cantucci. The hay stems, panicles, and leaves can remain longer, there is less chafe during shipping, and are much faster to produce.  The other shapes will be available by special order.

Here come the Bunny Macarons!

We just finished up a new batch of our Bunny Biscotti Macarons, and even made a donation of our new boxed set to the Rabbit Meadows dinner and auction. (No pictures until the big unveiling!) The box was part of our “Parisian Collection” with BunnyBytes, and included the Bunny Clutch Purse and the Bun-glasses.

Macarons for bunnies

Yucca slices are naturally dyed with fruits and vegetables to achieve the same beautiful hues of regular French (Parisian) Macarons. Left to right are beet, carrot, spinach, and blueberry. All our filled with our own Banana Bunny Biscotti Hay Treat mixture, made with whole Timothy hay, pumpkin, and banana.

Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti–making

Each batch of our handcrafted Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti begins with over 3 quarts of dried flowers, including roses, calendula, chamomile, and lavender. With just a bit of fresh apple, they are perhaps the least sweet of the Bunny Biscotti line, but they are the most fragrant. The entire line of Bunny Biscotti is now available at BunnyBytes. Be sure to tell them  Violet sent you! Click here to learn more about Bunny Biscotti.

Dry ingredients for Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti

Bunny Macarons

Just in time for Easter, Bunfectionary releases its new line of Bunny Biscotti Macarons. In vibrant colors and soft pastels, these may look good enough, but they are strictly for the bunnies and other herbivores. The inside filling is our own Bunny Biscotti, full of Timothy hay and flavored with ripe bananas and cinnamon. The exterior shells are sliced yucca, hand dyed with fruit and vegetables, including red and golden beets, spinach, carrots, blueberries, and mango. Click here to learn more about Bunny Biscotti.

Bunny Biscotti Macarons

Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti

Introducing Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti. Bunfectionary’s latest flavor features calendula, rose petals, chamomile, lavender and rose water to create this pretty, and delicious treat that has all the natural goodness of Bunny Biscotti. Ingredients: Timothy hay, pumpkin, apple, romaine, rose petals, calendula, chamomile, lavender, rose water, and xanthan gum (a natural binder). Each measures about 2″ across.

Flower Garden Bunny Biscotti features rose petals, calendula, chamomile, and lavender.

Final Logo

Our final logo.

Nicknamed the “mystical bunny,” the grass blades imply the shape of a rabbit in the negative space. The bunny’s face shows bliss and contentment, with a hint of a smile and a squinting eye as if in the sunshine or getting a head rub. The font has a certain playfulness but remains legible and modern; the dot over the “i” has been replaced with a small leaf, reinforcing the naturalness of our products.

We believe it delicately–and ingeniously–reminds everyone of the importance of grass in a rabbit’s diet.

 

 

 

It is all about the grass

The Bunfectionary logo

Today we launched our new logo, at least virtually. Working with the talented DeShetler Design, we whittled nine concepts down to three, then down to one. Then we went through several iterations, and numerous fonts, and a florist’s worth of colors. The result is not what we had originally sought, but it is so much more. Nicknamed the “mystical bunny,” the grass blades imply the shape of a rabbit. The bunny’s face shows bliss and contentment, with a hint of a smile and a squinting eye as if in the sunshine or getting a head rub. The font has a certain playfulness but remains legible and modern; the dot over the “i” has been replaced with a small leaf, reinforcing the naturalness of our products.

We believe it delicately–and ingeniously–reminds everyone of the importance of hay in a rabbit’s diet.