How To Make An Easter Bunny Cake – Hop Into Spring With This Fun Cake

 

Easter Bunny Cake

EASY EASTER BUNNY CAKE

Nothing says “Spring is FINALLY here,” like Easter, and making a fun treat to commemorate this beloved holiday is a must.  Especially if it means making this absolutely adorable cake.  So, here I will show you how to make an Easter Bunny Cake.

In order to make this cake, you need to have a few things ready.

 

What you need to prepare in advance

  • Two 8 inch or 9 inch round cakes in whatever flavor you want
  • 1 Buttercream recipe or three cans of pre-made vanilla or cream cheese frosting
  • 13 x 19 inch cake board, covered in foil if desired

 *  Set aside about 1 cup of frosting, or one pre-made can of frosting, for coloring purposes.

Tools you will need

  • Off-set spatula
  • Straight spatula
  • Fork
  • Decorating bags or freezer ziploc bags
  • Icing food coloring…red, blue, brown, green
  • Knife
  • Disposable cups or bowls
  • Plastic spoons
  • Oreos (optional, and not a tool)

 

Making the Bunny

In order to make the bunny, you will need to make sure that your cake has been fully cooled and that you have leveled the top of the cake.  See my tutorial on how to level a cake for a step-by-step guide.

Making the Bunny Ears and Bow Tie

 

Step 1:

Using only one of the cakes, take a round cake board (or a plate, the round pan, plastic container lid), and place it on top of the cake off-set to one side.  Make sure you don’t meet the edge of the board all the way to the middle, go about an inch out from the middle.

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Lay the board an inch out from the middle.

 


 

Step 2:

Take your knife and cut along the side of the cake board, following it around.

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You do NOT have to cut all the way through at this point.

 


 

Step 3:

Take the board off the cake.  Follow the line, again, with the knife, and cut all the way through.

 

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Follow the line and cut all the way through.

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Pull the pieces apart. You have now made the first ear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Step 4:

Take the cut piece and lay it on top of the other side of the cake, lining it up exactly with the edge.

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Make sure when lining the pieces up that everything is even. The leftover piece in the middle of the cake will be the bow tie.

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Follow the same steps as cutting the first piece. First cut with the knife to trace, then take that piece off and cut all the way through, following the line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Step 5:

Now you have the base for your ears and your bow tie, if you wish to have one.

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This is what it looks like with all the main cuts done.


 

Step 6: (Optional)

At this point you can decide to either leave it how it is, or trim it up a bit, like I did.  I cut the bow down a bit, to make it smaller, and I trimmed the brown edge of the ear off to make the ear skinnier.  But this step is optional.

 

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Cut the bottom end of the ear so it sits flush to the head.

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Trim the browned edge off the ear to make it skinnier.

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Make bow smaller by cutting pieces out of the middle.

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Ready to crumb coat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Crumb Coat the Bunny

Step 1:

Take your buttercream frosting, or pre-made frosting and start to coat the cake in a thin layer of frosting.  Don’t go too thick.

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Start on the main part of the cake and work your way out.

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Make sure to spread on all the sides to capture all the crumbs.

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Make sure to get between the ears.

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Thin layer of frosting that captured all the crumbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Step 2:

Once you have covered the cake in a crumb coat, put it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the frosting harden.

 


 

Making the Fur

Step 1:

Fill a decorating bag or freezer ziploc bag, fitted with a large round decorating tip (you can also just cut the corner of the bag and just use that instead of a decorating tip), with frosting.  Start on the side of the bunny’s head and squeeze out large dots all along the head and the ear.  You do not need to do this on the bow.  Continue the dots, going to the next row up, until the sides are done.

 

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Squeeze out large dots. Try to stagger them.


 

Step 2:

Take a fork, starting on the bottom row, and texture the side by gently raking the fork in the frosting and pulling outward.  Do this all the way around until the sides are done.

 

 

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Stick the fork in the icing and gentle bring it down, then out of the frosting, giving it a spiky look.

Tip:  At this point, you may need to put the bunny in the refrigerator, and your frosting, if your frosting is too thin or warm.


Step 3:

Repeat the process of making large dots on the top of the cake, making sure to leave a space open in the middle of the ears, and using the fork technique to make the fur.

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Cover the whole top, and part of the ears, with the large dots.

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Maker sure to leave the middle of the ear,s and bow tie, alone for now.

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Carefully rake the fork in the frosting like you did on the sides, raking out towards the edges of the cake.

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Do the same to the ears, raking outward.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Finishing the decorating

Inside of the Ears

Step 1:

Using the food coloring of your choice, take out about 1/3 cup of the remaining frosting, and add a drop at a time of the icing coloring until you reached your desired color.

Step 2:

Fill a new decorating bag, or ziploc bag, with colored frosting, and snip off the end.  Fill in the middle of the ears with your colored frosting.

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The eyes are the cream center of an Oreo that I scraped off the cookie.

Tip:  If you choose to use red, you can also use it for the nose.


 

 

The Bow Tie

Step 1:

Color about 1/3 cup of the left over frosting whatever color you wish the bow tie to be.  I did mine in a pastel blue.

 Step 2:

Fill a decorating bag or ziploc bag with the colored frosting and cut the tip.  Trace the bow tie out and fill it in with the frosting.

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Pipe on the frosting using whatever color you want.

Step 3:

Use an off-set spatula or straight spatula to smooth out the frosting on the bow tie.

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Smooth out the frosting.

Step 4:

Get creative with another color icing, or sprinkles to decorate the bow tie.

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Decorate the bow tie.


 

 

The Face

The face can be done however you wish.  

For the eyes, I used the cream of an Oreo cookie as the whites of the eyes then used the blue frosting that was used on the bow tie to color in the eye.  You can just use the leftover white frosting, if you wish, for the whites of the eyes.

Tip:  Make sure you have more than two Oreos if you do this method.  It took me about ten cookies to get two off in one piece.

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Twist Oreo carefully apart.

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Use a thin knife to carefully scrape the cream off the other half of the cookie.

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Place on the cake and press down a little.

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Blue frosting as the color of the eye, with a little white dot on the top left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

For the nose, I used the color from the inside of the ears.

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Use the color from the inside of the ears for the nose.


 

 

For the mouth, I colored a small amount of frosting, light brown, which I also used for the eyebrows and whiskers.  I placed it in a ziploc bag, snipped the corner off a little, and piped it on.

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I thought the brown would be better than black because it was softer with the pastel colors.


 

 

Finishing off

You can finish this cake off however you wish.  Candy eggs, plastic eggs as decorations, green frosting to make grass.  I just took leftover white frosting, spread it around the board with my finger, to make a thin layer, and sprinkled on green sugar for grass.

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The final product. How cute is this?


 

 

I hope you all enjoyed this cute little Easter Bunny Cake.  This cake was meant to be easy enough for those who are just learning, and fun enough for experts to do quickly.  It would be great for decorating with your kids too.  Please let me know if you have any questions and please feel free to leave a comment below.

 

God Bless,

Amanda 🙂

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8 comments

  1. Katerina Markakis says:

    Hello, this is my first time visiting your website! Wow I can’t believe how easy you make cake making look like!
    It’s truly amazing what you can do with cakes!
    I really want to make one like these for my niece’s birthday! I will be visiting more often for more ideas!
    Thank you for sharing!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Katerina, I appreciate it. One thing I should have mentioned was that you can make the fur a lot easier, but that is only if the people you are serving it too likes coconut. Just put on a final layer of frosting, after crumb coating it, but just spread it on, then take sweetened coconut and sprinkle it on top and on the sides. Unfortunately, I am the only one who enjoys coconut in my family. You can also omit the bow tie and make a ribbon bow for one of the ears, to make it a girl bunny, but don’t forget the eyelashes. Maybe this will help with your nieces birthday. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Teresa. 🙂 I wanted to make a fun Easter treat but also make it easy for beginners. In my mind, this cake wasn’t going to be a really long post, but that was until I started writing the steps. I think for future cake posts, that involve tons of steps, I will have to post it in a series of posts. It is a lot of information for one article. I am so glad you liked it, though. 🙂

  2. PY says:

    OMG! this is too wonderful! I wish I saw this sooner! Love the oreo eyes 😉 I’ll pin this up on pinterest for next year! Keep those amazing cakes coming Amanda!

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