Thursday, April 12, 2012

Bunny Cake Tutorial Easter

Hey there!

Hope everyone had a nice Easter.  My talented, precious daughter, who is also a great cook, made this bunny cake for our Easter dinner.  My mother used to make this version every Easter for as long as I can remember; then I carried on the tradition many years.  Now my daughter, Darla, carries on the tradition.  The grandchildren and children, young and old, always look for "THE bunny cake"!

Here are some pics she sent me on how to make it.  By the way, one cake mix will make two bunny cakes!  You just use one round cake pan for each bunny.  We usually make one with chocolate icing and one with white icing with coconut.

What big ears you have!



Face of our cute bunny.  Darla used pipe cleaners for his whiskers as she did not have any black licorice  on hand.  Of course we told everyone (or, I thought we did) NOT to eat these! ( but I guess my husband didn't hear that warning and that night, guess what, he was eating a piece of cake (the head, of course)  and said "what are these black things?" I almost ate them!  I'm so sorry, I said, I thought you knew! We really intended to remove them before eating the bunny - like you do candles, but we all forgot with all the activities going on, etc. (I know it's not funny, but I'm so bad....I couldn't help but turn my head and chuckle ) :) :) -  Please use black licorice or something edible for the whiskers - lesson learned.  The eyes are nose and teeth are jelly beans (teeth are white jelly bean cut in half).


This one round layer makes one bunny cake!


Stand up after frosting each half and push slightly together.

After you ice the middle and put together like this, you cut a small wedge of cake out of the front and place it on the back of the bunny for the tail.

Then you ice all over and into the empty spaces where the wedges are. (This usually takes two cans of icing per bunny)

Sprinkle all over with the coconut.

Add several drops of green food coloring and stir for the "grass" surrounding the bunny.  We usually cut out "ears" from card stock paper.  You can use pink or white and color with pink crayon.
Fold the bottom of each ear to make a crease and insert in the front behind the "head".  Place "grass" around bunny and decorate with marshmallow peeps, jelly beans, etc.

Just want to say, "Thank you so much Darla" for doing this tutorial and sending me the pics for sharing - you are awesome!! Love you!
By the way, the bunny cake was soooo moist and good - it didn't last long and I'm soooo glad Dad didn't eat those whiskers or the ears!  :) :) :)