This Easter Bunny Cake is a long standing tradition in my mother’s household. We had this cake every single year throughout my entire childhood, and now it’s time for a resurrection! Perfect word of course for such a holiday if you get down with that. Either way, this Easter Bunny Cake is uber adorable, edible, and fantastic, especially when you consider serving it after arranging the cake in the midst of the absolute cutest of Easter decorations (see pics below). Your guests will be more than impressed and may follow up with a few of these: “Awe!!” “Adorable, absolutely brilliant!” “How cute!” “Can your wife make a cake like this?” I kid, I kid, but one can only hope. 😉
I specifically remember my mother making, yes making me wear an Easter bunny costume on several Easters. That’s not the embarrassing part. I had to stand on the front lawn with an Easter basket and greet my neighbors, after getting my face painted and losing all sense of self dignity. I was fifteen years old. Amen. This happened.
My family killed it in the holiday department… every year, every holiday. We went holiday decor bananas and ate like professional food champs. If you didn’t feel like your clothing was about to hurt your soul because you were so full, you’d not eaten enough. It only got better as we neared adulthood because we could at least sneak in some spiked libations when the real adults weren’t looking. On that note, as I made this Easter Bunny Cake I sipped on a sparkling rose, okay, I totally drank half the bottle. I suppose I should’ve included a picture of that as well.
I wish you all an absolutely fabulous Easter Sunday and only hope you can recreate the love that came along with this Easter Bunny Cake, and for that matter, every fabulous holiday this year. Cheers to Springtime and Summer en route! Sip with champagne, sparkling wine, or any delightful drink for that matter. Happy Easter!!!
- 1 box of cake mix (I used carrot cake but you could easily use vanilla)
- Jelly beans
- Licorice strands
- Shredded coconut
- Vanilla frosting
- Chocolate chips
- Food coloring
- Two 8-inch pans
- Mix the cake ingredients and put the 8 inch pans in the oven
- While the cake is cooking, dye some of your coconut green and pink
- When the cake is done cooking, let it cool completely
- Once the cake has completely cooled, cut one of the cakes into the two ears and bowtie as shown in the picture
- Arrange your bunny on a tray and frost it, cover it with coconut, add the colored coconut to the ears and bowtie as shown in the pictures
- Add the chocolate chips, jelly beans, and licorice strands as shown in pictures