How to Make a Bunny Cake

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    Easter Bunny Cake

    Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    A Bunny Cake. Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    If you are looking for an Easter table decoration and a cute dessert, look no further than this cute Easter Bunny Cake. You don't even need a special cake pan! Just follow these step by step instructions. We've even included photos to help you with decorating. 

    Be sure to first check out the Easter Bunny Cake recipe for a list of all the ingredients and more details.

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    Step One - Make a Round Layer Cake

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step One. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Take a single 8" or 9"-inch round cake layer and freeze it for 1 hour. Cut the layer in half as shown.


     

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    Step Two - Stand the Halves Together

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Two. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Stand the layer halves together up on its cut edges.

     

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    Step Three - Form the Bunny Head

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Three. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Cut a notch in the two pieces approximately up one-third the way from one end of the body to form the bunny head.

     

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    Step Four - Frost the Cake

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Four. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Frost in between the cake layer halves. Also, frost the bottom of the cake, so it won't slide around on the serving plate.

     

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    Step Five - Find the Right Serving Plate and Finish Icing

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Five. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Choose just the right serving plate. You may need a plate that not only will hold the bunny but would fit in a cake carrier tall enough for the bunny ears.

    Ice the entire bunny with 1-1/2 to 2 cups of frosting.

     

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    Step Six - Form the Tail

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Six. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Using one of the notches cut from the cake layer to form a bunny tail. Add the tail to the bunny body and cover it in the frosting. The frosting should be enough to hold the tail on the end of the bunny body.

     

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    Step Seven - Sprinkle With Coconut

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Seven. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    Sprinkle entire bunny body with 1 cup of coconut. Use your fingers to lightly press the coconut into the frosting.

    At this point, put the bunny cake into the refrigerator overnight if you aren't serving it until the next day. This step is optional.

     

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    Step Eight - Place the Ears

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Eight. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    These ears are orange and a little short is because we used some dried mango already had on hand. There are other bunny ear options like dried fruit roll-ups or even using cut pink construction paper. It's your choice.

     

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    Step Nine - Make the Eyes and Nose

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Easter Bunny Cake Step Nine. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    To make the eyes and nose, use jelly beans -- black ones for the eyes and an orange one for the nose. If we were using red or pink for the ears, we would have used red or pink jelly beans instead.
     

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    Step Ten - Decorate the Plate

    Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Ten. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    To decorate the serving plate, use 1 cup of green tinted coconut and sprinkle with jelly beans.

     

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    Step Eleven - Eat

    SPhoto (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
    Step Eleven. Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

    As you can see, not much is left of my bunny cake. We made straight slices from the tail to the ears. There were ten servings with some leftover.

    Do​n't forget to check out the Bunny Cake Recipe before getting started!