There’s the super easy Classic Bunny Rabbit Cake and then there’s this “a little bit more work, but isn’t he a charmer?” Easter Bunny Cake.
You can tell he’s an Easter Bunny because he’s so darn colorful — of course, if you prefer another color (even something bizarre like “brown” or “white”), all you have to do is select the appropriate color frosting. He doesn’t even have to be an Easter Bunny Cake, he’s equally happy to serve as the “pet rabbit cake.” Although, you might want to skip the bow tie — as pet rabbit cakes don’t usually enjoy dress up as much as Easter Bunny cakes.
Download the Bunny Rabbit Pattern
Creating the Bunny Rabbit Cake
Whip up your favorite cake batter (I made this white cake) and evenly divide the batter between one 9″ square cake pan and one 9″ round cake pan. Bake and cool cakes as your recipe requires. Remove cakes from pans.
Place the cut out pattern pieces on top of the 9″ square layer. Use a sharp knife to cut out the cake pieces.
NOTE: The small piece marked “hair” is a fussy bit. I love the rakish charm it adds to the rabbit cake, but if you’re short on time or don’t like fiddly bits, you can omit this piece and still have a wonderful bunny rabbit cake.
Here we have the classic bunny rabbit cake that Grandma first whipped up a long time ago — and even more Grandmas got into the act in 1973 with a copy of the Baker’s Coconut Cut Up Cakes (see the second “Easter Bunny Cake”).
Classic Bunny Rabbit Cutting Pattern
It’s a fabulous cake for anyone who loves cake-retro or who wants an easy and extremely forgiving (coconut covers a multitude of sins) bunny rabbit cake.
The instructions are super simple:
Bake any cake recipe in two round pans.
Cut one cake round as shown in the diagram to the right. Leave second cake round whole.
Place two “A” pieces (see diagram) as the bunny rabbit’s ears and place the “B” piece as the bunny rabbit’s smart and fancy bow tie.
Frost entire cake. You may frost the bow tie in a contrasting color.