This recipe is easy and everyone can get involved in helping to make the bunny come to life! If you have some family members who do not like coconut, don't cover the entire cake with it. I hope you try this recipe out with your family. Who knows, it may become a family tradition for your family, too!
Bunny Cake How To
- 1 box of cake mix (whatever flavor you like; check for the ingredients needed)
- 2 cans of cake frosting (vanilla or cream cheese, depending on cake OR you could use chocolate for a brown bunny!)
- 1 large package of shredded coconut; sweetened if desired
- Food coloring
- jelly beans, licorice strings, lollipops, gumballs, etc for making the face
Note: This cake is really too large for a cookie sheet once it is assembled. Use a large piece of cardboard covered with aluminum foil or pretty paper to serve your Bunny Cake. Store any uneaten cake in an airtight container.
- Bake two round cakes as directed on package.
- Allow the cakes to cool completely.
- Set one cake aside to be left whole for the face of the bunny.
- With the other cake, cut a curved scoop from the top and one from the bottom, as if you were cutting the North Pole and South Pole away from away from a map of the Earth. Those two scoops will be the ears. The shape left in the middle will be the bow tie. See picture to the left.
- Assemble the cake on covered tray. Refer to pictures at the top of the post.
- Dye about 1/2 cup of coconut pink for the ears, 1 cup or more (depending on your display) green for the grass and about 3/4 cup your desired color for the tie.
- Next, frost the entire cake making sure to be careful with edges of the cut pieces (the icing can start to get crumby).
- Cover the cake with coconut right after frosting. Use plain (white) coconut for the face and ears and your dyed coconut for the ears, tie and grass accordingly.
- Use jelly beans, gumballs, malt eggs, etc for eyes, nose and mouth, and licorice, stick gum, etc to make whiskers on the face. The sky is the limit here! The Master had the genius idea of using a Cadbury egg cut in half for the eyes last year!
- Surround the entire cake with green coconut to really make your Bunny Cake pop!
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