Disclosure: Forgive the not-so-great pictures. It was 9 o’clock at night. What more can you ask for!?
Growing up, my mom would always make a bunny cake (Easter bunny cake for those who celebrate, but this could be just for fun too!) every year for Easter. When we got a little older, she stopped making it. A few years ago, I gave it a whirl for the first time on my own and made some minor altercations. What is great about this activity is that you can make changes where ever you deem fit!
You will need:
1 box of cake mix
1 can white frosting
2 – 8 or 9 inch round cake pans
A large enough surface to assemble cake (tonight hubby cut out the side panel of a vacuum box and I wrapped it in tinfoil)
Make the cake as directed on the box. (Tip: Tonight instead of using the whole egg recipe, I used the 4 egg whites. We didn’t have vegetable oil in the house, but we did have a jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil so I used that as a substitute. Hubby and I have to agree, this was the best cake I have ever made – and I make a lot of cakes!)
You only need one box of cake mix because you will split it between the 2 cake pans. I recommend spraying the cake pans thoroughly before putting the cake batter in.
Bake the cakes as directed. (Tip: When baking, always set the timer for the minimum time. You can always increase the time minute by minute, but you can’t take back time if you overcook it.)
Once the cakes have cooked, let them cool completely. If they are still hot or too warm, the frosting is going to melt and the cake is going to crumble when you try to move it around.
While the cake is cooking and/or cooling, I take this time to prep my decorations. Growing up, the only part of the decorations I remember is mom using shredded coconut to give the bunny the fur appearance. Being that we do not care for raw coconut, I use white frosting and then use pastel M & M’s for the pink of the ears and nose; the blue eyes; and to decorate the bow tie. I use mini M & M’s for the brown. I use one brown for the center of each eye; the mouth; and the whiskers. (Tonight, I forgot to purchase the mini M & M’s so I used the brown Sixlets since I had those left over from Buggy’s 100th day of school!) Be creative with your bunny!
After the cake has cooled, move it to your work area. Remove one whole round cake from the pan and place on your work area.
Next, take the second cake and cut two ears from the edges. This will give you two ears and the bow tie.
Frost the cake. (Tip: I frost the outer edges first because they seem to be the most time consuming and difficult.)
- 1 box of cake mix
- 1 can white frosting
- 2 – 8 or 9 inch round cake pans
- A large enough surface to assemble cake
- Make the cake as directed on the box.
- I recommend spraying the cake pans thoroughly before putting the cake batter in.
- Bake the cakes as directed.
- Let them cool completely.
- After the cake has cooled, move it to your work area.
- Remove one whole round cake from the pan and place on your work area.
- Next, take the second cake and cut two ears from the edges. This will give you two ears and the bow tie.
- Remove these pieces and assemble your bunny head.
- Frost the cake.
- After the cake is fully frosted – Decorate to your hearts desire.