Friday, May 6, 2011

Easter Bunny Cake

My grandma always makes super cute bunny cake for Easter, but I've never seen one 'standing' up like this. I ran out of nuts, so my cake was not as brown as it should have been, but still fun!

-Kacee Carlson

Carrot cake & Cream Cheese Frosting
Walnuts (I can't eat them, so I used pecans)
Large marshmallows
Small marshmallows
small candies/chocolate chips for eyes
small candy for nose

To make the bunny:  You will only need one of the round cakes for the bunny cake.  Cut the round cake in half and stack them up with the flat, cut side down.  It should now be two half circles, flat against each other, sticking up in the air. 

Frost between the two half-cakes to stick them together.  Next you’ll need to cut a triangle out of the two half-circles, about 2-3 inches from the base.  This is hard to explain, but basically you cut a slice parallel to the base and then straight up perpendicular to your first slice.  This makes the place for the bunny ears.  Now frost the whole cake, including the indentation you just cut.  Now finely chop some walnuts until it resembles a powder.  Pat this walnut powder all over the surface of the cake – every place there is frosting.  Now cut 1 large marshmallow in half diagonally and place in the “ledge” you created, with their cut sides out.  These are the bunny ears.  Now cut another large marshmallow in half the short way (so that the two circular edges are intact).  Place these cut sides in on the “face” of your bunny for cheeks.  Use chocolate chips or brown M&Ms for eyes, a jelly bean or red/pink M&M for the nose (which is directly above your two marshmallow cheeks), and then put two small marshmallows under the cheeks for the buck teeth.  

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