Our family has done bunny cakes for over 40 years. My 19 year old daughter took over the Easter Bunny cake decorating duties this year. We have always made a carrot cake in honor of the Easter Bunny. My 22 year old daughter made the carrot cake from scratch. She made the comment " I didn't realize carrot cake actually has carrots in it".
Unfortunately my 12 year old daughter was put on the side lines. She did get to put the M&M's on the grass. She added the tye dye to the bow tie. The pink for the ears and green for the grass are made out of dyed coconut, making it a completely edible design! The middle part of the bow tie didn't come out quite the way Kelsey wanted it but it still looks cute. "My older sisters didn't really let me do any of the work but the cake still looks pretty good.
I love the bow tie, tie dye is amazing." -Shelby ''Now even the vegetarians in our family can eat rabbit for Easter!" (Three of the family members are vegetarians).
This Easter bunny cake was my first Easter cake that I made. It was a little hard doing the ears and the bowtie but I did it. I got the idea for this Easter Bunny Cake off of this site!
Making the colors was fun. I made two cakes this was my first one. I put the cake in the freezer and it was easier to put the icing on it and then put it back in the freezer for one hour, then I put the face on the bunny. I used white cake mix with splenda in it and baked it in two 9' round cake pans kept one for the face and then cut the ears and bowtie out of the other one , and also used vanilla icing with splenda and took coconut and colored it green for the grass.
Then I put jelly beans in my grass and on my bowtie, and pink in the ears of my bunny. I put red icing for the whiskers and mouth. Everyone loved it.
I made this Easter bunny cake for Easter 2008. Its only a sheet cake but turned out pretty good. I dyed the coconut with green food coloring to make it look like grass. I even put a layer of cherry filling (Pie) bought from the bulk food barn. At the time I did not have any cake decorating tools, no special tips or icing bags. I used only plastic ziploc bags with a small hole for the icing, threw in some candy sprinkles and jellybeans and voila!
This year I have the right tools to make a better cake hopefully something a little more elaborate and if it turns out good like my Christmas cake I'll send the pic to you.
I got the idea for this Easter bunny cake off of this site! It was very simple to make. I just mixed up a box of marble cake mix and baked it in two 9' round cake pans. One of the cakes I kept round (for the face) and the other I cut the two ears out and used the remainder for the bunny's bow tie.
I used buttercream icing to ice the cake and used chocolate icing to draw on the face and outline the bowtie. For the ears, eyes and bowtie I used Smarties. All the kids loved this cake! I think this one will become an Easter tradition in my family!