Easter Bunny Cake
Posted by: Sass Sat 10 Apr 2004 9:52 am
Did you ever see the bunny cakes in the grocery store bakery department? If you
have, you may have noticed that they can be expensive. I'm going to tell you how
to make your own so you can save money.
any flavor cake mix
a round cake pan
white frosting (purchased or homemade)
stiff construction paper in white, black and pink
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions and bake it in the round
cake pan. Most cake mixes make enough batter for two round cake pans; therefore
you can make two bunny cakes or make cupcakes with the rest of the batter if you
only want to make one bunny cake.
After the cake has cooled, remove it from the pan and cut the circle in half.
With white frosting, frost the bottom of one of the halves generously, then
stand the two halves up on their cut side on a plate or cake stand and push the
two bottoms together so the frosting is in the middle holding them together. Now
frost the whole thing, this is the body of the bunny.
For the eyes, cut two round circles out of white construction paper, then two
smaller circles out of black construction paper and glue each black circle onto
a white circle. Stick the eyes onto the frosting on the front of the bunny body
(one of the narrow ends).
For the ears, cut bunny ear shapes, in proportion with the body, out of white
construction paper. Cut smaller bunny ear shapes out of the pink construction
paper and glue them onto the white ones to make the center of the ear. When glue
has dried, insert the bottom of the ears into the frosting about an inch above
For further decoration, lay Easter grass around the cake, place jellybeans on
top of the grass and put coconut on the frosting of the cake as bunny hair.
This cake makes a nice centerpiece for your table. Use it with a vase of in
season flowers and there you have it.