With dreams of jelly beans, chocolates and colorful candy eggs, this Sweet Easter Bunny Cake can’t wait for your Easter celebration! A sweet Easter dessert that is easy for decorators of all skill levels, this Easter bunny cake features simple decorations and has sparkly candy ears that are sure to catch everyone’s eye. Also fun for baby showers or birthday parties, this bunny cake is just as sweet to look at as it is to eat!
One day in advance, make bunny ears. Print out Large Bunny Ears pattern. Tape pattern to cake board. Cover with wax paper.
Combine white Sparkling Sugar and white Cake Sparkles in small bowl. Set aside.
Melt white Candy Melts candy according to package instructions. Transfer to disposable decorating bag; cut small tip in bag. Outline and fill in bunny ears, reserving remaining candy for later step. Immediately top with combined sprinkle mix. Tap lightly to remove excess. Chill candy until set, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Once set, remove ears from wax paper. Place face down on cake board. Using reserved candy (reheat if necessary), pipe strip of candy on backside of ear. Position lollipop stick in melted candy, leaving about 3 in. of stick at bottom of ear for cake insertion. Chill until set, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Prepare and bake cake. Prepare cake batter according to recipe instructions. Divide equally into five pans and one bowl. Using Christmas Red icing color, tint batter in bowl light pink.
Using toothpicks, marbleize pink batter evenly into all pans. Bake and cool.
Stack cake. Level cooled cakes to top of pans. Set aside.
Prepare raspberry buttercream icing following recipe instructions.
Prepare decorating bag with tip 2A and ready-to-use decorator icing. Place one cake layer on cake board or plate. Pipe dam around edge of cake. Fill with raspberry buttercream icing. Position second cake layer on top. Repeat for all layers.
Using spatula, ice cake smooth with creamy white icing.
Decorate cake. Using Christmas Red icing color, tint ¼ cup icing dark red, 1/4 cup icing medium red and 1/4 cup icing light red. Using Black icing color, tint 1/8 cup icing black.
Prepare two decorating bags with tip 3. Fill separately with light red and black icing. Using light red icing, pipe small “X” on front side of cake for mouth. Using black icing, pipe eyes and eye lashes. Reserve remaining light red icing for later step.
Insert ears into top of cake.
Prepare three decorating bags separately with tips 1M, 21 and 32. Alternate adding dark, medium and light red icings, as well as any remaining creamy white decorator icing, randomly into each bag.
Pipe rosettes and stars around base of bunny ears.
The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.
The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.
Sweet Easter Bunny Cake is rated
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Rated 4 out of
Great designMy bunny turned out very much like the picture and what I expected. I did not have the layer cake set and made 3 x 19 cm cakes to get a similar efffect. I found pink sparkles and white balls so added pink to the ears. The raspberry icing was wonderful. Tasted delicious but was quite soft and not as firm as I would have liked. I'm in a hot climate and I couldn't get it firm enough to make a decent layer between my cakes. I used it as a birthday cake and our birthday girl and all her friends immediately saw it was a bunny.
My only criticism of the recipe is that the volume of icing of raspberry is probably double what was needed and the plain butter icing volume needed is unclear. For my shaped cake I probably used 4 cups of plain icing.
Date published: 2017-10-22
Rated 5 out of
Sweet Little Bunny CakeI loved making this cake, it was the centerpiece at Easter! I was pressed for time, so I made the bunny ears out of construction paper and pink straws. I'm very happy with how this sweet little bunny cake turned out.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of
Cute and Easy!Such a fun cake to make! The steps are easy to follow, and the recipe was simple enough for a beginner like me. The raspberry buttercream was a hit. Everyone loved this cake, especially the ears.
Word of warning though. The easy layer cakes are JUST too tall for the Wilton carrier. I watched as all my stars and rosettes were smushed and my poor bunny lost his scalp. Be sure to make other arrangements for transport.