My name is Amy Cady, I am a self-taught, in home baker. I have a full time job, two kids, and currently a 160 mile round trip commute to work. I only make a couple cakes at max a week, and even that keeps me pretty busy. I finish most of my cakes Friday night and forgo my much coveted sleep to do so. I come from an artistic background. I studied art from the time I could hold a pencil or brush basically; and I believe it comes through in my cakes. I have previously submitted a few of my other cakes on here, but this one is unique. Now on to the details and process of making this Bunny Birthday Cake.
I wish I would have taken pictures of this cake during the process, but I was in a hurry and didn’t stop long enough to do so. Therefore I will just have to describe in detail the process I used. First I baked 4 9×13 sheet cakes, cooled them, then layered them. I then put them in the freezer for about an hour. I used a long serrated knife to sculpt the shape of the body from the sheet cakes then crumb coated with butter cream. While the body sat I began working on the head and feet. I smashed together multiple rice crispy treats then sculpted them into the general shape of a head and feet.
Then I covered the head, feet, and cake in a normal smooth layer of fondant. To make the fur, I layered on small thick sections of fondant over the original fondant layer and cut into it using my clay sculpting plastic knife tool. I repeated this process until the entire body, head, and feet were covered with a fur like texture.
I used that same knife to separate the bunny’s “toes”, and also to cut in the bunny’s nose. For the ears I rolled out the fondant, cut it into the general shape of an ear, and then used the same process as previously mentioned to make a fur like appearance on the ears.
After attaching the ears I began painting the rabbit. I used a Wilton brown and black gel food coloring mixed with vodka to paint the color patterns on the rabbit. I used a picture of a real flop ear bunny to get a more realistic type pattern in the coloring. I also used a mix of black and brown to create depth between the bunny’s toes and nose.
After all the painting I added black fondant eyes and a subtle eyelid of white fondant to add to the realism. I painted the black fondant with pure water to make it shine, and added a speck of white fondant to also represent the reflection in the eye.
To remove the sheen that the food coloring and vodka left on the “fur” of the body and head, I dusted the entire thing with cornstarch. Finally after some thought, I hunted down fishing line to add some realistic looking whiskers to finish it off. The edible grass around the outside is edible Easter grass that can be purchased at Wal-mart.
My biggest tip in making characters or animals is adding eyelids, it makes the characters more realistic. Enjoy making your own Bunny Birthday Cake!
Coolest Bunny Birthday Cake
I made this Bunny Birthday Cake for my 8 year old bunny lover! This cake was fun and easy to make. My granddaughter wanted a bunny cake with 3 layers and that is what she’s getting.
How I Made This Bunny Birthday Cake
- I looked on the internet for bunny ideas.
- I’m not very good at painting details so I went with just little eyes that so I could add a dot with an edible marker.
- I had to offset the layers in order to get my bunnies on the cake. They were a little bigger than I realized as I was making them.
- I went with a garden theme.
- It was a challenge to make heads of lettuce. They didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked.
- The carrots, head of cauliflower and strawberries turned out very well.
- I used marshmallow fondant for my figures.
- I cheated on the flowers around the base. They are Wilton.
- I don’t write very well with icing, so lately I have been putting signs on the cake(s) and then I use them for their scrapbooks.
- The dirt is smashed Teddy Grahams. That was all I had. I would have preferred a darker dirt.
I have made a lot of elaborate cakes for my grandchildren and this one is my husband’s favorite. I’m sure my granddaughter will love and want to keep the bunnies forever!
Birthday Bunny Cake Worth the Aggravation
This year, my son’s birthday was three days after Easter, so for Easter Sunday he wanted a grey Bunny Birthday Cake.
The week before Easter I made two round cakes (I used 1 ½ batters so they were really high; I then leveled them) and froze them. Freezing them helped when it came time to cut the shapes out as the cake didn’t crumble because it was still firm. When I went to make my grey frosting, the black tinting gel must have gotten on my hand which touched the bottom of the bowl I was mixing the frosting in.
Well everything I touched had a black finger print. I wiped it off and again there was another black print. I finally realized that the black gel was all over the bottom of the bowl.
After mixing the black tinting gel in the frosting, the color grey was defiantly not the color grey I was hoping for but more of a bluish grey. I began to decorate and realized that the frosting was too thick to come out the tip, so I needed to add more water, made it too thin, had to add more confectionery sugar, etc. I finally got the correct consistency and began decorating.
I then ran out of the grey frosting and knew I wouldn’t be able to get that same color “bluish grey” again so I decided to make a white & grey bunny. I had just enough frosting to cover the whole bunny but not enough for the bow tie I decided to make, so I covered that with sprinkles.
The look on my son’s face when he saw the cake made all the work and aggravation worth it!
Coolest Easter Bunny Cake
For this Bunny Cake, I made a round sponge and cut in half to create the body and made a small square sponge to create the head. When I had the shape I covered in icing. I then added the eyes, etc which was fondant. Then I covered the board in green icing and made a fondant rose and carrots for decoration. This was an Easter bunny given to my nieces and nephews instead of Easter eggs, and they loved it!
Coolest Bunny Cake
I made this Bunny Birthday Cake with 5 boxes of cake mix that took me all day to bake then I cut out the shapes to shape the bunny. I crumb iced him then I let him cool off in the fridge overnight.
I went in and covered him with butter cream icing and then sprayed him with yellow food coloring, then a ting of warm brown to have his color pop then I used a black to do his feet.
I did his eyes and put on one of the kids masks that you can buy at the store with the sunglasses to make him look cool and that’s it. I put him up here because he’s the coolest.
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