Happy Easter from all of us at BakerMaker. We do hope your Easter was spent with family and loved ones.
The Bunny Cake
My grandma made our family’s annual Easter feast even better when she’d bake my brother and I a Bunny Cake. She’d work tirelessly for us because she knew how much we loved this cake at Easter. She’d mix her special cake recipe and add coins, 5, 10, 25 cents (wrapped in aluminum foil), bake, form the ears and legs out of fondant, paint the ears with a little red food coloring, add green food coloring to some of the shaved coconut to make it look like a bunny playing in the grass. It was a lot of work, but she loved doing it for us.
My brother and I always got to help our grandma bake, but never the Bunny Cake, until now.
Our grandma “retired” from baking a few years ago, at 90 and with very poor vision, she had decided to stop making the Bunny Cake and most everything else for that matter. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a Bunny Cake for Easter it so my brother decided it was time to bring it back.
Below is the finished product. It may not look a beautiful as the one’s our grandma made but it was delicious, and gluten free.
Make a Bunny Cake for your next Easter
1 round cake pan
1 cupcake pan
1 large marshmallow for the tail
White fondant for the ears front feet and back legs
1 bag of traditional jelly beans
1 bag of shaved coconut
1 green food coloring
1 red food coloring
Box of toothpicks
Your favorite cake mix recipe
Your favorite frosting recipe
Take your favorite cake recipe and pour it into a round cake pan and bake. Don’t forget to save enough cake mix to make a cupcake for the head.
Bake this until perfect and let cool.
Release round cake from pan and cut in half.
Frost one half and stick piece together and place flat side down on serving tray.
Use toothpicks to hold cupcake to round cake (head to body)
Use fondant to make little front feet and place just under the head.
Make fondant rear legs
Frost it. Frost everything.
add coconut shavings
Add your fondant ears (use water and drop of red food coloring to make it look like a bunny.
take two cups of shaved coconut and place into a large Ziploc bag. Add 4-7 drops of green food coloring and gently mix it around to until completely covered. Add more drops if needed.
Lay “grass” around the body of the Bunny Cake
Use two pink jelly beans and cut the back side / larger side of the bean to make the bunny’s eyes.
One black jelly bean cut from the smaller end to shape the nose
Finish by spreading jelly beans all over the grass and around the bunny.
That’s it. Done.