Introduction: Bunny Cake
A simple and easy way to make a cake in the shape of a bunny. Perfect for Easter, spring, or any bunny-related occasion!
Two 8" or 9" round cakes
Candies for decorating
Coconut for decorating (optional)
Cardboard (for backing)
Foil (for backing)
Step 1: Bake the Cake
Bake a cake of your choosing. The only constraint is the recipe must be for two 8" or 9" round pans. I chose to make the classic 1-2-3-4 cake.
Step 2: Make Frosting
Make or buy a frosting of your choosing. I made Magnolia's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. It's easy to make and has a good flavor and consistency. https://www.marthastewart.com/255817/magnolia-bakery-vanilla-buttercream
Step 3: Prepare the Backing
Find a piece of cardboard that is at least 20" x 13" and cover it with aluminum foil. This is what you will put your bunny cake on. I came up with these measurements assuming use of a 9" cake pan. You might be able to squeeze your bunny cake onto a cookie sheet, especially if you're using 8" cake pans.
Step 4: Cut the Cake
Cut an hourglass shape out of one of the two cakes. The hourglass will become the bunny's bow tie and the other pieces will become the ears. Place the pieces on the aluminum-covered cardboard you prepared.
Step 5: Frost
Lather it up with frosting.
Step 6: Decorate
I like to sprinkle coconut on the frosting to make the bunny look "fluffy", then add candies to make the eyes, nose, and whiskers. This is your chance to get creative with it!
Step 7: Done!
Enjoy your bunny-shaped masterpiece!