It’s almost Easter, are you ready? Do you have something special for dessert after Easter Dinner? Well Walmart asked me to share a special Easter idea, so I wanted to show you this adorable Easter cake that is sure to knock everyone’s socks off! Not only that, It’s really easy to make. I promise–you can make this!
To make your Easter Bunny cake just head out to your local Walmart and pick up:
A box of strawberry cake mix and the items you need to make it–eggs and oil (you could use a carrot cake, a lemon cake, vanilla cake. . . you get the idea), 3 cans of fluffy white frosting, a bag of jelly beans, and some sweetened coconut. Oh, and if you don’t have some green food coloring in your cupboard you’ll need to buy that two.
Mix up and bake your strawberry cake according to the directions on the box. Use 2 round cake pans. When the cake is baked, removed from the pans and cooled fully you cut each layer in half, and then “glue” them together with some frosting.
About one third of the way back, you cut a notch out–that makes the head and the body, and the notch piece becomes the tail. Do this to both rounds.
Now if you try to frost a fresh cake it is going to tear and crumbs will mix in to the frosting. So the trick is to freeze the cakes until they are hard. That’s going to take several hours–over night might be a good idea.
While the cake is freezing you can go ahead and dye some coconut. You just pour a portion into a baggie and add 3 or 4 drops of food coloring (I did about 1/4 of the coconut to start with, then after I got done with the “bunny fur” I poured the rest in and added more coloring). Just massage the coconut around until it’s all green.
When the cakes come out of the freezer, put them on the platter you will be serving them on and give a good coat of white fluffy frosting all over. I took a picture to show you that at this point they still may look sort of ugly and un-bunny-like. That’s ok, I promise. The coconut fixed everything!
I just put a bit of coconut into my hand and then pressed it into the frosting all the way around. I found it was easier to rotate the tray with the bunnies, but do whatever works for you! Once they have all their fur grab some black jelly beans for eyes, and some pink ones for a nose and use a little dab of frosting to stick them onto the bunny faces. The final touch is to cut some ears out of paper–if you wanted to be super fancy you could fill in the center with pink 🙂
Scatter the coconut “grass” all around them and place some extra jelly beans as Easter Eggs for decoration.
See? It’s a shaped cake that anyone can do with great results!
Looking for more delicious recipes and fun crafts for Easter? Check out my fellow Walmart Moms and their ideas!
Mini Easter Peep Dirt Pies – from Mommy’s Kitchen
Golden Egg Hunt Tutorial – from Lille Punkin’
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.