It's an Easter tradition at our house to have a bunny cake for Easter--one that was passed down from my grandparents. The reigns sort of passed to me in 2009 when we hosted Easter for the first time. Not bad for a first attempt huh?!Last year, even though Easter was at our house, we were at the hospital having our own little Easter bunny. Given the circumstances, I didn't get a bunny cake made so someone purchased a store-bought variety as a stand-in. Is it just me, or is that a little scary?! Ew.
So, I'm back to making our bunny cake this year, thank goodness. This little guy is just so much cuter! And, really, not that difficult to make! :)- After ample cooling time (during which you could make your frosting), cut the cakes in half. Place a thin layer between the two cakes & a thin layer on the flat, cut bottom (to help hold everything in place). Then, place it on a platter:
- 1 cake mix (or cake recipe) of your choice
- 1 can/batch of frosting (I used the cream cheese frosting recipe I use all the time).
- 1 bag shredded coconut
- jelly beans
- green food coloring
- Bake cake according to directions in 2 round pans (mine were 9")
- Cut a piece off one end (where you will attach the end) and attach that cut piece (with some frosting) to the back for the tail:
- Using one of the cake halves left, cut a circle out from the center for the head. Attach with frosting. Use the pieces left over from either side of your cuts to make bunny "haunches".
- Using the last half, carve out 2 bunny ear shapes, like this:
- To make sure the ears stay in place, put 8 toothpicks into the cake, starting at the head:
- Smear a generous amount of frosting to the sides and bottom of the ears (to help hold everything in place) and put the ears onto the toothpicks:
- Frost the cake. (You don't really need to worry about a crumb coat or appearance). Then, gently pat on coconut for the bunny's fur. Push in jelly beans for the face.
An adorable Easter bunny cake!What Easter meal traditions do YOU have?
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