How to Make a Bunny Cake

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    Easter Bunny Cake

    Bunny cake
    Easter bunny cake. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    If you are looking for an Easter table decoration and a cute dessert, then look no further than this magnificent Easter bunny cake. You don't even need a special cake pan! Just follow these step-by-step instructions and we will walk you through how to make an adorable, sweet-treat that even the Easter bunny will be jealous of.

    Ingredients You Will Need

    • One single 8- or 9-inch cake layer (any flavor)
    • 2 cups frosting (enough for 2-layer cake, any flavor)
    • 2 cups flaked coconut (divided)
    • Green food coloring
    • Dried mango slices or other material for ears
    • Jelly beans
    • Optional: additional food colors
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    Make a Round-Layer Cake

    Easter bunny cake
    Easter bunny cake cut in half. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Take a single 8- or 9-inch round cake layer and freeze it for 1 hour. Cut the layer in half as shown.

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    Stand the Halves Together

    Bunny cake
    Easter bunny cake stacked. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Stand the layer halves together up on its cut edges.


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    Form the Bunny Head

    Form the bunny head
    Form the bunny head. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Cut a notch in the two pieces approximately up one-third the way from one end of the body to form the bunny head.


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    Frost the Cake

    Frost the cake
    Frost the cake. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Frost in between the cake-layer halves. Also, frost the bottom of the cake, so it won't slide around on the serving plate.


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    Find the Right Serving Plate and Finish Icing

    Finish the icing
    Finish the icing. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Choose just the right serving plate. You may need a plate that not only will hold the bunny but would fit in a cake carrier tall enough for the bunny ears if you are traveling with it.

    Ice the entire bunny with 1 1/2 to 2 cups of frosting.

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    Form the Tail

    Form the tail
    Form the tail. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Using one of the notches cut from the cake layer, form a bunny tail. Add the tail to the bunny body and cover it in the frosting. The frosting should be enough to hold the tail at the end of the bunny body.


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    Sprinkle With Coconut

    Sprinkle with coconut
    Sprinkle with coconut. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Sprinkle the entire bunny body with 1 cup of coconut shavings/flakes. Use your fingers to lightly press the coconut into the frosting.

    At this point, put the bunny cake into the refrigerator overnight if you aren't serving it until the next day. (This step is optional.)


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    Attach the Ears to the Cake

    Attach the ears
    Attach the ears to the cake. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    There are lots of bunny ear options that you could pursue, like dried fruit roll-ups or cutting out white and pink construction paper. We decided on the latter of the two options, as it is super kid-friendly and rather adorable!


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    Make the Eyes and Nose

    Make the eyes and nose
    Make the eyes and nose. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    To make the eyes and nose, use jelly beans―black ones for the eyes and an orange one for the nose. If you are using red or pink for the ears, you could use red or pink jelly beans instead.

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    Decorate the Plate

    Decorate the plate
    Decorate the plate. The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    To decorate the serving plate, use 1 cup of green tinted coconut and sprinkle with jelly beans. Or just use jelly beans or another Easter candy favorite! Slice up and enjoy!