This Bunny Cake is a birthday cake for my daughter’s best friend. The birthday girl had requested a colorful cake with bunnies and so I decided to add to the bunnies, carrots, flowers, ladybugs, leaves and mushrooms. The figurines are made with marshmallow fondant (which is melted marshmallow and icing sugar) the night before. I piped melted chocolate on fondant to make the Happy Birthday note on the cake.
The cake is a two layer 10 inch vanilla cake that I have made from scratch. I sandwiched and topped the vanilla layers with mixed berry yogurt mousse. To make mixed berry yogurt mousse, I pureed strawberries, black berries and raspberries and added the puree to yogurt, whipped cream and gelatin. The side of the cake is frosted with whipped cream then covered with chocolate flakes. The mousse cake needs to be refrigerated till served and as such I brought the fondant figurines separately and placed them on the cake prior to serving.
This was my second Easter Cake that I made. I got the idea from this site. Making the colors was fun.I put the cake in the freezer to get real cold so it was easier to cut and put the icing on it and then put back in the freezer for 1hr. 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 pan kept one for the face and then cut the ears and bowtie out of the other one, and I used vanilla icing with splenda and took cocount and colored it green for the grass then I put jelly bean in my grass and then I put blue in the ears and blue on the bowtie with orange jelly beans in the bowtie. I put white jelly bean for the whisker and yellow for the mouth. Everyone loved it.
I decided on a bunny cake for my daughter's first birthday, as she was born close to Easter last year and as her favorite sleep toy is also a bunny. The "flat bunny" was a carrot cake for all the adults, and then "sit up bunny" (picture not included) was plain white for her and all the kids.
I used green food coloring to color the coconut grass. I tried to decorate using various candies, but found that it was much easier to write/draw using colored icing squeezed from a small plastic sandwich bag, the corner of which was cut off to make a small hole. The idea for both these cakes I got from your website.
Olivia's favorite stuffed animal is a bunny she named Budda-budda (?), you know the one - that goes everywhere with her, and she loves to suck on it's ears. For her 2nd birthday, I made a cake that looked just like her best friend.
I used pieces of a "Kit-Kat" bar for the ears to make it simple. I didn't have quite enough icing to cover every little bit, but nobody noticed and Olivia LOVED it!