Easter Bunny Cake Tutorial

"Easter Bunny Cake - easy tutorial"
Nothing says Happy Easter or Spring like a Bunny Cake!

Just follow these easy instructions to build your own Easter Bunny Cake – involve the kids and let them use their creativity to give Mr. Bunny an original look.

“We’ve been making what we call “Mr. Bunny Cake” for 2 generations.  It has been a staple at our Easter celebrations for over two generations. Growing up, my mom was always whipping up a cake for to celebration the occasion. One of our favorites was the beloved Mr. Bunny Cake. Each year we’d have fun reinventing the cake by using different types of candy to give Mr. Bunny his annual makeover.” – Elizabeth
Easter Bunny Cake
Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups white frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Assortment of materials to decorate (pictured in Mr. Bunny Cake: skittles Hershey’s chocolate drop candies, pink frosting)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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2. Add cake mix, eggs, oil and water to mixing bowl. Mix on low for 30 seconds just until combined and then mix on medium for two minutes.

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3. Prepare two 8” round cake pans by greasing with shortening and flour.  Then divide batter into two equal portions (approx. 2 cups.) Fill each cake pan with two cups batter.

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4. Bake cakes for 25-28 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly.

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5. Prepare one cake to cut into two ears and a bowtie. Turn over 8” round baking pan and use to mark concave cuts on one of the cakes. Use the tines of a fork to outline your cuts. Make sure both “ears” are equal and that your “bowtie”, the piece remaining in the center, is proportionate – we measured 3.25” | 2.5” | 3.25” across the diameter.

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6. Cut cake along markings to create two ears and a bowtie.

7. Place other 8” cake 2/3 of the way down on your platform – this is the head. Arrange bowtie and ears around head, leaving a little room to allow for frosting head.

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8. Set aside 1 cup of frosting, add a 1-2 drops of red food coloring to make pink frosting. Use remaining white frosting to frost cake starting with head.

9. Nestle ears and bowtie into head and frost. Pipe pink frosting into center of ears.

10. Continue decorating Mr. Bunny Cake with pink frosting and assortment of decorative items.

Tips:

  • Prepare platform for cake – a large cutting board, platter or tray works well. If you don’t have one, make one by covering a large cutting board or sturdy piece of cardboard with tin foil.
  • You can bake cakes a day or two before assembling and freeze. Cover each cake with wax paper, store in airtight container and freeze. Remove cakes from freezer just before assembling. Cakes are easier to cut and less crumbly when frozen.

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Easter Bunny Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups white frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • Assortment of materials to decorate (pictured in Mr. Bunny Cake: skittles Hershey’s chocolate drop candies, pink frosting)
Instructions
  1. Prepare two 8” round cake pans by greasing with shortening and flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add cake mix, eggs, oil and water to mixing bowl. Mix on low for 30 seconds just until combined and then mix on medium for two minutes.
  3. Divide batter into two equal portions (approx. 2 cups.) Fill each cake pan with two cups batter.
  4. Bake cakes for 25-28 minutes. Allow to cool thoroughly.
  5. Prepare one cake to cut into two ears and a bowtie. Turn over 8” round baking pan and use to mark concave cuts on one of the cakes. Use the tines of a fork to outline your cuts. Make sure both “ears” are equal and that your “bowtie”, the piece remaining in the center, is proportionate – we measured 3.25” | 2.5” | 3.25” across the diameter.
  6. Cut cake along markings to create two ears and a bowtie.
  7. Place other 8” cake ⅔ of the way down on your platform – this is the head. Arrange bowtie and ears around head, leaving a little room to allow for frosting head.
  8. Set aside 1 cup of frosting, add a 1-2 drops of red food coloring to make pink frosting. Use remaining white frosting to frost cake starting with head.
  9. Nestle ears and bowtie into head and frost. Pipe pink frosting into center of ears.
  10. Continue decorating Mr. Bunny Cake with pink frosting and assortment of decorative items.
Notes
Tips:
Prepare platform for cake - a large cutting board, platter or tray works well. If you don’t have one, make one by covering a large cutting board or sturdy piece of cardboard with tin foil.
You can bake cakes a day or two before assembling and freeze. Cover each cake with wax paper, store in airtight container and freeze. Remove cakes from freezer just before assembling. Cakes are easier to cut and less crumbly when frozen.

One Response to Easter Bunny Cake Tutorial

  1. This is awesome, I *love* your step by step! Makes it so much easier!

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