When it comes to cake decorating I have a few friends that are amazing at it, but somehow I really didn’t get that magic touch. However, if I have a pattern and am having a patient day, I have been known to create some cake cuteness of my own. I was going through some pictures and realized I never posted my adorable Easter Rabbit cake that I made last year!
I used the Wilton Step-by-Step Bunny Pan to ensure that what I created would at least look like “something!” Having the rabbit shaped pan and some guidance made this a project even I could handle. All you need is a cake mix (your favorite flavor), white icing, pink icing, black icing (a tube is perfect) and a pink jellybean for bunny’s nose. You could use black licorice for bunny’s whiskers, too, but you don’t have to.
Following the instructions on the cake mix you choose, mix the cake batter, pour into the bunny cake pan (don’t forget to spray with non-stick cooking spray and flour the pan first) and cook according to the cake pan’s directions.
Remove cake and let it cool for a few minutes on a cooling rack before you attempt to remove the cake from the pan.
I obviously did not grease and flour the pan enough because my bunny cake did not come out of the pan in one piece. Even though it cracked a bit, all was well, and once it was frosted, no one else was the wiser!
See – no cracks!! Frost the rabbit cake with white frosting – your choice of flavors – and make it from scratch or cheat and use premade frosting from the can.
After frosting the whole bunny with the white frosting, I created his cheeks by mounding white icing. I used pink sparkly icing from a tube to fill in the ears and mouth. I also used black icing from the tube for his eyes, mouth and whiskers. Finally, I used a pink jelly bean for his nose. Looking back, it would have been cute to add extra jelly beans or green colored coconut shreds around the base of his head for some fun.
What do you think? According to my kids, bunny was pretty cute and tasted great!
PS – If you are looking for some activities to keep the kids busy while you make your Easter goodies, check out our Easter printables at Printables4Kids.com.