Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Bunny Cake

This adorable bunny cake is pretty easy to make.  My little granddaughters did all of the decorating themselves in less than 30 minutes.  After baking, I cut the layers in half and stood them up on the cut side after they added some frosting.  Then I cut the notches and let them go to town decorating.

 I thought the vanilla frosting would be white but it was yellow.  You probably want to be more careful than I to be sure you pick up a white frosting. 
 The girls frosted their bunny cake while Jared and pop-Pop worked on a school project together.
At first our bunny looked like a car without wheels but with a little shaping with the frosting, it took on more of a bunny shape.
 Patting on the coconut.
 adding ears
 making green coconut grass
showing off their creation

photo source: Betty Crocker

Easter Bunny Cake
recipe source: Betty Crocker
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Ingredients
1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ carrot cake mix (or flavor of choice)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
1 cup shredded coconut
Paper for ears
Jelly beans or small gumdrops, as desired for eyes and nose
1+ cup shredded coconut
Green food color

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans.

Reserve 1 layer for another use or to make a second bunny. Cut 1 layer in half as shown in diagram. Put halves together with frosting to make body. Place cake upright on cut edge on serving plate.

Cut out a notch about one-third of the way up one end of body to form head (small end) as shown in diagram. Attach half of cutout piece from tail with toothpicks. Frost with remaining frosting, rounding body on sides. Sprinkle with 1 cup coconut. Cut ears from paper; wrap ends that will be inserted into cake with plastic food wrap. Press into notch on top. Use jelly beans for eyes and nose.

Shake 1 cup coconut and 3 drops food color in tightly covered jar until evenly tinted. Surround bunny with tinted coconut. Add additional jelly beans if desired. Remove ears, plastic wrap and toothpicks before serving. Store loosely covered.

RECIPE NOTES:
We baked a strawberry flavor cake in 8-inch pans and used both layers to made two bunny cakes. We used a container of frosting for each cake and about 4 cups of coconut all together.
here is another Bunny Cake made in 2010
Linking to Idea Box @Mila's Little Things

18 comments:

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are teaching them so many things. I like seeing their concentration as they do the cake, and I cannot believe how cute the bunny cake is! What a great idea!

Pondside said...

I love seeing the cooperation among the girls. Making memories and traditions - a grandmother's gift.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what precious grandchildren and that cake is just beautiful! Loving it, it makes me so hoppy to see such a creation!
Nancy~

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my gosh! They are all so very sweet and so very intent on making that bunny. Cute, cute, cute! Best wishes for a great week. Tammy

Mildred said...

Precious times shared with your sweet granddaughters. Such a cute cake. Blessings to you and yours.

Ann Thompson said...

They did an excellent job of decorating that cake. It's adorable

lindsey said...

Beautiful job and beautiful granddaughters! That is one great Easter cake!

Primroses Attic said...

What a great cake and nicely decorated. I must make one for Easter.
Rosezeeta

My Recent Favorite Books said...

They did such a great job decorating this cake! It looks great!

Thanks for sharing the directions!

Lynn said...

Such a fun family project! You're creating great memories-enjoy:@)

NanaDiana said...

OMGOSH, Lorraine! That is the cutest thing ever! I don't have anyone coming for Easter this year...otherwise, I would make one. Just darling!!! xo Diana

Susan said...

So adorable,LDH. Makes me want to hop right into that kitchen and make one myself!

Thanks for your visits, too. Always love to know you stopped by. Susan

Debby Ray said...

Lorraine...it's just adorable! How much fun are those little ones (and big ones) going to have eating it...or have you already?! Lol!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Such a fun activity for the girls! The bunny cake is adorable and thank you for the instructions!

Barbara F. said...

So cute, Lorraine!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

What a cute cake and love the inspiration!!

Happy Easter!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Creations By Cindy said...

The cake is adorable but your grandgirls are beautiful! Nothing like seeing the grands participating in something like this together. This will be such sweet memories for them and you. Have a blessed Easter. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Cyndee Christman said...

Your bunny cake is adorable. And so nice to have the children help make it. What fun! Thank you for partying with us at Idea Box!

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