Cute Homemade 2D White Easter Bunny Cake

I made this Easter bunny cake following a 1960’s baking guide from a friend’s mom. It turned out even better than I expected and I can’t wait to use the book again for another creation.

Pattern was from 2 x 9 inch round cakes (here I used a coconut white cake, diagonally sliced and filled with raspberry jam). Frosted with 7-minute (coconut flavored) whipped frosting, then sprinkled the whole cake with coconut. Part of the coconut was tinted pink by adding food coloring before placing.

Eyes, paws and mouth were from licorice strings. Nose and mouth also included pink jelly beans. To form the shapes: First pan had a 7 inch diameter circle cut out of the center (for the head). Leaving a 2 inch ring, which was cut into 8 equal parts. These wedges were stacked 2 on top of each other (jam between), to form the 4 paws. Second pan: cut about a 6 or 7 inch square in the center of the circle (for the body).

Remaining are 4 crescent shapes – 2 of each are placed side by side (long/flat edges together with jam) to make the ears. I’d recommend frosting the night before serving so that the coconut “sets” better. I only had a problem fitting it in our fridge but managed on 2 different serving boards (assembled the morning before Easter brunch).

5 thoughts on “Cute Homemade 2D White Easter Bunny Cake”

  1. My Mom made that same cake for me on my first birthday in 1969! Very special cake, looks like a lot of work though.

  2. I made this bunny last year, it was simple and a big hit. I may make it again this year as my grandson is only 2 years old. My mom made the bowtie bunny every year for us.

  3. I made this cake for my daughter’s first birthday in 1981 and I am making it for her daughter’s first birthday this weekend. Children seemed to love it. Can’t keep their hands off it.

  4. I’ve made this cake since the 70s. My grandsons don’t like coconut, so I pipe every single hair with a grass/fur tip. I use Twisters licorice, because string licorice is hard to find. Instead of a ribbon bow that gets greasy, I now fashion his bow tie from Fruit-Rollups.

  5. I made this cake for my 43 yr. old daughter’s first birthday, and wanted to make it this Easter for my soon-to-be 4 yr. old granddaughter….thanks so much for sharing. I have an old photo of the cake, but not directions.

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