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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
Okay, I’ll admit—I’m not crafty.
My cakes don’t typically look like ones you’d find in a nice bakery. So I was
excited years ago when I learned how to make this Easter bunny cake. Whether or
not your Easter celebration includes non-religious items such as Easter eggs, bunny
cakes, or jelly beans, this is a great family dessert your kids will love. Mine
were always greatly impressed with the Easter bunny cake, no matter how it
turned out. Even more convenient is that you probably have ingredients in your
pantry and fridge to make even a basic one like I made back in 2004 (pictured
on the left). If you want to create something fancier, google “Easter bunny
cakes” and scroll through all the elaborate cakes people have decorated for
Yellow or white cake mix and
ingredients to make it.
White icing (buttercream works
Small tubes of colored icing for decorating
Cut cake layer into three parts
for bunny's ears
Mix and bake cake in two
nine-inch round cake pans. After the cakes have cooled, remove from pans. Leave
one whole for the bunny’s face. The second one, use the edge of your knife and
sketch the two ears and bowtie. Once you’re sure of the spacing, cut the cake
into the appropriate pieces.
Use a cookie sheet or something
similar in size for the base of the cake. You can make a base with a piece of
sturdy cardboard and aluminum foil, as well. Arrange the bunny to your
satisfaction on the base. Frost with a white icing of your choice and then sprinkle
coconut over cake. Save some coconut for accenting.
Separate extra coconut into bowls, add food coloring, and toss to blend. Use this for the interior of the ears
and bowtie. Use jelly beans for the eyes, nose, and to line the bowtie. Use
colored icing tubes to draw whiskers and a mouth. If your family does not like coconut,
save some of the icing and mix that with red food coloring to line the bunny’s
The neat thing about this cake is
you really can’t mess it up. As long as the bunny has eyes, a nose, and a
mouth, your kids will recognize it and be impressed. The adults will enjoy
eating it after Easter dinner with a steaming hot cup of coffee or tea. It’s a
win-win situation for everyone.
Have a blessed Easter,
Laura Hodges Poole
is a freelance writer with dozens of articles, devotions, and short stories in
publication. Her novella, "A Christmas Chance," and devotional, "While I'm Waiting," are available on Amazon. She is a 2014 ACFWGenesis
semi-finalist and a 2012 RWA Emily finalist
in Christian fiction. Laura is also a non-fiction ghostwriter/collaborator. Her
passion is encouraging others in their Christian walk through her blog, "A Word of