Help Your Children Make And Decorate An Easy Easter Bunny Cake

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Every family has their own traditions for special occasions such as Easter. My family gathers together on Easter Sunday to enjoy a big noonday meal of ham and all the trimmings.

After we have eaten, the little ones spend the afternoon looking for all the eggs the older children have hidden all around the yard. We always have a “Golden Egg” with a $2.00 bill inside.


It just wouldn’t be Easter at our house without our Easter Bunny Cake. This is a very easy cake to make, and it is so easy for the children to decorate. The day before Easter, I cover a plastic storage box lid with aluminum foil. This gives the cake a sturdy base so it can be moved without fear of it falling apart! This is the same kind of base I use for our Gingerbread House at Christmas time. A piece of styrofoam about one inch thick will work well, too.

We bake two layers of white cake, then shop for jelly beans and any other decorations we see in the store we think will be fun to use. We always get carried away with buying these candies, but what we don’t use for our Easter Bunny Cake, we will certainly eat them later on! We stay away from tiny foiled wrapped chocolate eggs. The small children get too impatient having to unwrap them before they can be eaten. One year a two year old actually tried to eat one of these eggs before we realized she was choking on the foil!

We no longer use foiled wrapped candies.

The Base For Our Easter Bunny Cake

This is the top to a storage box.  It is perfect to use as a base for our Easter Bunny cake.
This is the top to a storage box. It is perfect to use as a base for our Easter Bunny cake. | Source

Wrap The Base For The Easter Bunny Cake In Foil

The base for the Easter Bunny Cake  is now wrapped in foil.
The base for the Easter Bunny Cake is now wrapped in foil. | Source

We Love Jelly Beans!

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You Will Need:


A firm base to hold the Easter Bunny Cake

Two eight inch layers of cake. I just use a cake mix.

One can of prepared frosting. Use chocolate frosting for a chocolate bunny.

Jelly Beans or any Easter candies.

Flaked coconut for the inside of the ears.

Food Coloring


Instructions For Assembling The Easter Bunny Cake


Use one of the cake layers for the face of the bunny. Using a sharp knife, cut out two pieces of the second layer of cake for the ears. Look at the photo to see how we did that. The piece of cake that is left over after cutting out the ears makes his bow tie!

The bunny rabbit is then assembled on the base. and frosted. I use a prepared frosting from a container because it is easier for the small children to frost the cake instead of making frosting from scratch. I have seen some beautiful Easter Bunny cakes on YouTube using Fondant. If you can roll out Fondant, use that instead of frosting. I have never mastered the art of using Fondant, I’m afraid!


Our Easter Bunny Cake Is Ready To Decorate

Our Easter Bunny Cake Is now ready for the children to decorate.  Before they start frosting, remove all the cumbs
Our Easter Bunny Cake Is now ready for the children to decorate. Before they start frosting, remove all the cumbs | Source

I just stand back and enjoy watching the children decorate their cake. After all, it is THEIR creation!

Decorating Our Easter Bunny Cake

Colorful candies wrapped in foil are pretty, but we no longer use them.  If we use chocolate Kisses for the Easter Bunny Cake, we unwrap them first.
Colorful candies wrapped in foil are pretty, but we no longer use them. If we use chocolate Kisses for the Easter Bunny Cake, we unwrap them first. | Source

The Children Are Deciding Which Easter Bunny Cake To Make This Easter

This easy to make and decorate Easter Bunny Cake will be a fun project to enjoy with the children at Easter.

My children and grandchildren are already asking when we can make our cake this year even though it isn't Easter just yet.

We will get together and decide very soon. Maybe we will make a white Easter Bunny Cake AND a chocolate one, too!

Make Wonderful Memories With Your Children

I hope this article will inspire you to get into the kitchen with your children and make an Easter Bunny Cake.

They enjoy just being with you, and I think it is so valuable to have our children spend time with us.

It's a wonderful way to make memories! Another tradition our family has is to make a Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Men at Christmastime. I have included a link below to show how we make those.

Are You Now Inspired To Make An Easter Bunny Cake?

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© 2015 Mary Hyatt

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colorfulone 20 months ago from Minnesota

Oh yes, it would be fun to have the grandkids around to help make one of these bunny cakes for Easter. That is so cute. Thank you for showing how to make one, Mary. - Useful hub!


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billybuc 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

Where were you when I was a kid? LOL How cool is that cake? I'd need one for me and one for the kids, Mary. :)


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, colorfulone I'm glad you thought our Easter Bunny Cake was cute and useful. They are fun to make. My little ones should be here Saturday to make our Easter cake.

Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, billybuc You and I would have a great time spending time together, I'll betcha!! My son loves to help me in the kitchen. His specialty is chocolate chip cookies! I can't seem to teach him to cook a real meal, though.

I'm glad you liked our Easter Bunny cake, Mary


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bravewarrior 20 months ago from Central Florida

Mary, I don't have any little ones, but this sure looks like fun!

When I was little my mom would bake my birthday cake in the shape of my age. I always thought that was so cool. She (and I) bake from scratch, which most of the other moms didn't do. But none of them made cakes in the shape of numbers. My mom really made me feel special with that extra effort.

Happy Easter and enjoy all your little angels!


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Jackie Lynnley 20 months ago from The Beautiful South

I rarely do anything like this but I do love it. Genius way of making the ears! Fun read.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, bravewarrior What a clever idea of baking your birthday cake in the shape of your age! I never thought of that. That is so great that you two spent time together in the kitchen.

I hope you and yours have a Happy Easter, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Jackie Lynnley, hi there....Glad you like the way we made our Easter Bunny cake; we always have fun making them at Easter. I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Mary


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Larry Rankin 20 months ago from Oklahoma

I'll have to give this a try when my little girl is old enough to appreciate it.


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Thelma Alberts 20 months ago from Germany

WoW Mary! This looks awesome and easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Easter!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Larry, My youngest granddaughter is only two years old, and she has the greatest time putting the jelly beans on the bunny rabbit! Mine are all coming over tomorrow so we can made our cakes.

Happy Easter to you and yours, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Thelma Alberts Yes, this silly little Easter Bunny is so easy to make and a lot of fun, too. Thanks for reading and commenting. Happy Easter to you and yours, Mary


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drbj 20 months ago from south Florida

Thank you, Mary for these easy directions. The chocolate covered bunny cake appeals to me the most. In fact, I believe I can hear it calling my name.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Well, hello there, drbj. So nice to see you! My grandkids and I went shopping today to buy the ingredients for our Easter Bunny cake. They want another chocolate bunny. We could save some for you, OK??

Happy Easter, old friend......Mary


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Sherry Hewins 20 months ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

This cake looks very familiar, did you remove the post and then decide to repost it? In any case, it looks like a wonderful project to do with the kids. I think I shall pin this.


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travmaj 20 months ago from australia

This sounds like a lovely Easter day - and the Easter Bunny Cake is delightful. What happy memories you are making for all your family. Happy Easter wishes to you all.


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Pamela99 20 months ago from United States

I think your cake is adorable. I don't have any small ones at home any more, so I don't make cakes anymore. It is a great idea though even if you have family coming over for dinner, etc.


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manatita44 20 months ago from london

Mary what a sweet Easter Bunny! I'll have to look you up. Florida, is it? he he. Very cute and appropriate article at this time.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, Sherry Hewins The pattern for this Easter Bunny Cake has been circulated for years. In fact, I see a related Hub to this one that I did a double take when I saw it! It is a popular cake for Easter.

Thanks for reading about how my children make and decorate our cake, and thanks for the Pin.

Happy Easter, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, travmaj How nice of you to take the time to read and comment on our Easter Bunny Cake. My children (and the grands) have already made our cake for Sunday. This time they went for the white bunny!

I hope you and yours will have a wonderful Easter Day, too. Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Pamela99 You are so right; this Easter Bunny cake can be used as a centerpiece for a family buffet at Easter time. In fact, we display our bunny in a place of honor at our table!

My house is filled with kids at Easter, and next Easter we will have two more little ones. (Want to borrow one or two of mine??)

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, manatita44 Yes, I live in sunny, beautiful Florida! Thanks for reading how we make and decorate an Easter Bunny Cake. I'm glad you think he is cute!

Happy Easter, Mary


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Vellur 20 months ago from Dubai

The cake looks adorable and delicious! Great hub, brightened my day!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Vellur Thanks so much! We have a lot of fun making ourEaster Bunny cake. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter, Mary


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Gypsy Rose Lee 20 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Mary your Bunny Cake deserves an award. It is just me and Martin and Sid at Easter and I could make this lovely cake for fun but this year my darling gifted me with my favorite cake a Honey Cake. I will bookmark the recipe though. Sending you and your family much love at Easter. Sid sends meow Easter greeting to Baby and I send love and hugs to you. Passing this on.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good Easter Morning, Gypsy Rose Lee I never heard of a Honey Cake before! Thanks so much for the Easter greeting, as as always, Baby sends much love to Sid.

Thanks for passing this one.....Hugs to you all, Mary


Heather 20 months ago

I love these ideas!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Heather! Thanks so much for reading my Easter Bunny Cake! Hope you had a wonderful Easter today, Mary


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ChitrangadaSharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

What a cute Easter Bunny cake!

It would be fun to bake and decorate it. Thanks for sharing the step by step instructions and pictures. Would love to try this! Voted up!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, ChitrangadaSharan Thanks for reading about our Easter Bunny cake. I am pleased you may try to make one of these. Thanks for the vote, too. My best to you, Mary


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

Love this little cake, Mary. funny story. One year, about 1987 ish, I volunteered to make these cakes for my coworkers at the middle school where I taught. I had so many orders, I had to take off work to fill them :D :D What fun that was.

Great little fun cake. Voted up shared and pinned to Awesome Hubpages.

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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jhamann 20 months ago from Reno NV

Grandma makes this cake with the kids every year! They get so happy to see it! We always eat ears first. Jamie


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peachpurple 20 months ago from Home Sweet Home

do you mean i have to bake 2 sponge cake? Wow, takes a lot of hours but worth it for the kids


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Good morning, pstraubie48 I'm so glad you liked our Easter Bunny Cake my children and I make every Easter! Sounds like you had fun making cakes, too. I always enjoyed getting the kids in the kitchen to help me bake.

Thanks for your Angels today. Thanks for the votes, the share, and the Pin, too. Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, jhamann How nice that your Grandma made an Easter Bunny Cake. I hope when my children get older, they will also remember the fun times we had making these cakes the way you have fond memories.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, peachpurple Whew...you had me scrambling to reread this Hub to see if I did say "sponge cake"! I have my moments when I think one thing and write another! No, dear, you just need two layers of a white (or chocolate) cake. I did find a typo when I reread this, so I'm glad you made me go back and reread!

It really does't take much time to make and decorate this Easter Bunny Cake, though. Thanks for reading, Mary


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randomcreative 20 months ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bunny cakes are such a fun Easter tradition! Thanks for the detailed photos and instructions.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, randomcreative So glad you agree Easter Bunny Cakes are a fun tradition. This year the kids made a white and a chocolate cake! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Peggy W 20 months ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Mary,

You certainly make it fun for the youngsters (of all ages) in making Easter bunny cakes such as you have shown us here in this hub. Your instructions are excellent and the photos...so cute! Up votes and will be pinning to my cakes board and also will share even though Easter is now over. These cakes could be made any time of year because they are just so cute!!!


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Peggy W My family really enjoys making these Easter bunny cakes, and you are so right about making them year round. One year they made a "Casper, the friendly ghost" cake, and one year they made a Jack O Lantern!

Thanks for reading, the votes and the Pin, Mary


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FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

I love bunny cakes! My mother used to make them when we were growing up, and just as you mention the kids got to decorate them. Voted up and more.


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mary615 20 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, FlourishAnyway I'm happy you have fond memories of making Easter Bunny cakes with your mom. They really fun for the kids to decorate! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Oh, I wish I had seen this one before Easter, and I surely would have baked one for my grandchildren to decorate. They would have love it. So much fun. I will remember it next Easter.

Up ++++

God bless


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Faith Reaper I do hope you'll remember the Easter Bunny cake next Easter, and think of me! One Halloween my kids and I made a ghost using this basic idea; just frosted it white with Casper-like features.

Thanks for reading and for the votes. Blessings back to you this beautiful Sunday morning, Mary


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teaches12345 19 months ago

Easter is over but seeing your cake makes me want to bake one just for fun. It is always a great way to pull the family together for an evening of togetherness.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

teaches12345, good morning! My kids and grandkids love to make an Easter Bunny Cake. We use the same idea for other holiday, too. We have made "ghosts", and even "Santas". Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary

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