Introduction: Geometric Bunny Rabbit Carrot Cake

I wanted to make a cake that was easy to decorate and even easier to eat. I came up with this carrot cake in the shape of a rabbit. When you're hungry, just pull a slice away and enjoy.

Step 1: ​Gather the Ingredients

Marshmallow Fondant:

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water

Cake:

  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup milk

Plus: 1/2 cup shredded carrots to cover the sides of the cake.

You will also need to print a rabbit template. Cut out the individual pieces of the rabbit's body and set the pieces aside for later. These will be used to shape cake and the fondant.

Step 2: ​Marshmallow Fondant

Marshmallow Fondant:

  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water

Put the marshmallows and water into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave. The marshmallows should be very soft, fluffy and mostly melted. Stir with a spoon. Microwave again for 10 more seconds and mix until smooth. Then, fold in the sugar one cup at a time until it turns into a dough.

The next step is kneading. To prevent the mixture from sticking to everything, sprinkle powdered sugar on your hands as well as on the surface you will be kneading on (you can also use butter or shortening to preventing sticking). Remove everything from the bowl and knead it with your hands for about 5 minutes until it is smooth.

Step 3: Cut the Fondant

Roll the fondant out into a thin sheet big enough to cover the area of the template. Lay the paper pieces on top of the fondant so you will know exactly where to cut. Use a knife to carve the pieces out.

Step 4: Bake the Cake

Carrot Cake:

  • 1 Box Carrot Cake Mix (plus whatever additional ingredients the mix calls for like eggs, water, oil, etc.)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Prepare your mix by following the directions on the back of the box. Then, mix in 1 cup of freshly shredded carrots. Pour the batter into a greased 11" x 7" baking dish and bake as directed (Approximately 40 minutes at 325 degrees).

Step 5: Cut the Cake

Once the cake has cooled, remove it from the pan so that you can level it. To level the cake, cut off the rounded top by slicing straight across with a large knife. Now that you have a level cake, you're ready make it look like a rabbit. Lay the paper template pieces on top of the cake, line your knife up with edges of the paper and cut straight down.

Step 6: Frosting

Frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup milk

In a bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter. Then, gradually add in the powdered sugar. It shouldn't look like much has happened because the mixture will still look like powder. Beat in the milk and vanilla extract- this will make a creamy frosting.

Step 7: Finishing Touches

Cover the sides of each piece with frosting and roll the pieces in shredded carrots. Then, spread frosting across the top and attach the fondant pieces. Put the pieces of the rabbit together and you'll have a rabbit cake!

Comments

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nuelma made it! (author)2015-05-18

It is like a figure of tangram

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Phoenix Flare made it! (author)2015-01-07

Wow! That is so unique and looks so good! Well done! I should try this! Voted!

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