How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake
Contributed by: Monica Resinger of HomemakersJournal
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. You'll need:
- any flavor cake mix
- a round cake pan
- white frosting (purchased or homemade)
- stiff construction paper in white, black and pink
- Easter grass
- shredded coconut
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. It should
look like a half circle standing on a plate; 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 the eyes.
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.
© 2001, Monica Resinger
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