Easter Bunny Cake

Recipe by spacekitty
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 ounce) box white cake mix (white or yellow are best, or use your own imagination...)
  • 3
    eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13
    cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13
    cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1
    (16 ounce) can white frosting (or use your favorite recipe, "ready to spread" will do but I'm not sure how much it will take)
  • 1
    (14 ounce) package coconut (either flaked or shredded will work)
  • 12
    yard ribbon (approx., for bow)
  • food coloring
  • jelly beans (for decorations, eyes, nose, etc.) or gumdrop (for decorations, eyes, nose, etc.)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare cake mix according to directions on box for 2 round 9" layers.
  • Tint 1/4 cup of the coconut pink (I'm guessing at the amount) for the center of ears and feet.
  • Tint 2 tablespoons of the frosting brown for decorating face and feet ( or you can buy one of those prepared decorating icing tubes).
  • When cake is cool, cut layers as shown in diagram (see other photo).
  • Take 4 of the 8 outer ring pieces and frost the tops. Place 1 of the remaining 4 on top of each and frost top and sides. These will make the feet of the bunny.
  • Place round-cut center piece next to the top edge of the square, keeping them both flat, to form body and head.
  • Assemble the 4 side pieces in twos, flat sides together (you can use a little frosting to hold them together) to form the ears and arrange at the top of the head.
  • Frost entire cake and attach the completed feet, 2 on each side of the body.
  • Sprinkle coconut over entire cake and decorate with jelly beans/gumdrops for eyes, nose, etc. as desired, using pink-tinted coconut for center of ears and feet.
  • Here's where you can really have fun and get creative! You can tie the ribbon in a bow and place on the cake as a bowtie, make buttons out of the candy, add a hat, etc.
  • ** Tip for using frosting to decorate without a pastry bag: Spoon the frosting into one corner of a small plastic sandwich baggie, twist tightly and snip off the tip of the corner. Voila!
  • Note: The finished cake is almost 2 feet long so be sure to have it on a large enough cookie sheet or platter!
  • Servings vary on how you decide to divide up the body (er, bunny) parts -- .
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