I saw the bunny cake in the link below on Pinterest and thought I could try:
Well…my motto is ‘they will love your effort’ and when I showed my daughter the picture, she loved it! We decided to go ahead and try.
I first made two 8″ round strawberry cakes using strawberry cake mix. Well…actually I don’t actually own two 8″ round cake pans, I have a regular 8″ round cake pan and a 9″ spring form pan. After seeing that it wouldn’t really matter(each individual cake will make a bunny), I figured…meh, why not:-)
After the cakes were baked and cooled, the fun began.
I first took two small pieces of aluminum foil, laid it down and put some frosting on it the length of the cake.
I then took my two cakes, cut them in half, spread frosting on one side of each 1/2 cake and stick it to it’s matching side and cut out a portion. One I made it simple and knew I would be adding ears, the other, I cut ears into it.
The frosting was easy on the baked cake sides, but was tricky on the exposed cut side. You have to make sure you have enough frosting on so that as you spread, you don’t pull any cake crumbs into the rest of your frosting. Lesson learned, be prepared to use a lot of frosting. Each cake used almost a whole container of frosting.
My daughter loved the edible eyes from the baby cake pops so we decided that the bunnies needed eyes. The original bunny cake didn’t, but that didn’t stop us. We use pictures and things we find as inspiration and go from there:-). We also decided not to cover the bunny in coconut because we weren’t sure how many people really liked coconut.
That second picture of the bunny that looked kind of funny would end up being our fancy dinner party cake.
We took pink lollipops and melted chocolate and poured it onto the lollipops to make ears:-). We loved how it turned out!!!
We served this with fresh strawberries:-)
Our dinner party was a success and even though my bunny cake wasn’t magazine perfect it didn’t matter…it tastes good and was really fun!
Remember…They Will Love Your Effort:-)