Help Your Children Make And Decorate An Easy Easter Bunny Cake
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
Wrap The Base For The Easter Bunny Cake In Foil
We Love Jelly Beans!
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.
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
I just stand back and enjoy watching the children decorate their cake. After all, it is THEIR creation!
Decorating Our Easter Bunny Cake
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.
- How To Make Easy And Adorable Gingerbread Men: Complete Instructions And Recipe For Delicious Ginger
One of our Christmas traditions is to make Gingerbread Men. They are fun to make, and everyone loves to receive one of their own, especially if their name is written on the Gingerbread Man.
- How To Make A Gingerbread House: Complete Instructions And Photos
This article should inspire you to make a beautiful and sturdy Gingerbread House. The house is constructed from cardboard or foamcore can be used over again.
Are You Now Inspired To Make An Easter Bunny Cake?
© 2015 Mary Hyatt