I’ve seen lots of Easter Bunny cakes on the Internets and Pinterest, but I’ve never seen the bunny cake from my childhood.
This is the bunny cake I make my family every year — no round head with cake ears, no bow tie…just a little bunny standing there with his fluffy ol’ tail. Isn’t he cute?
Related — one time we had a pet bunny but the neighbor dog ate him. Okay, that isn’t really related, but I take every opportunity I get to share that. I mean…how many people have a pet bunny that gets eaten, amirite?
Anyways, what I love about this cake (besides the cuteness) is that you only need one layer of a round cake. So if you bake two 8 or 9 inch rounds, you get two cakes — one for you and one for a neighbor. Unless your neighbors are jerk faces, then you give one to someone at church or a relative or whatever. Or throw it off the top of a skyscraper. That might be fun.
Here’s how to make these cute little guys:
Cut your round cake in half, as evenly as possible. You don’t want your bunny to be lopsided. Then he’ll never make friends and be scarred for life.
Frost the two cakes together with the flat, cut side down.
In the front of the cake, cut a triangle shape out about an inch or so from the bottom. This will create the bunny feet.
Take one of the triangles and attach it to the back of the cake with a bit of frosting. This will be the tail.
Make a pair of ears out of cardstock or construction paper and tape them to popsicle or lollipop sticks.
Frost the entire cake and cover it in coconut. Use candies to create the eyes and nose, and insert the ears into the top of the head.
That’s it!! So cute and you can have this cut, decorated, and frosted in 30 minutes or less.
I hope you love it as much as I do. Enjoy!!