I never tire of making this sweet cake. My mom made a cake like this for me for my first birthday. I guess it’s a sentimental thing, but I just get happy when I see this cake and have enjoyed making it many times with my kids. What I know for sure is it’s sweet look is hard to resist! Enjoy!

Bunny Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 white or yellow box cake mix

Icing

  • 1–1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1–1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup water

Decoration

  • 3 cups shredded coconut
  • Various jelly beans, licorice, candies

Directions

  1. Prepare cake as directed in two 8″ or 9″ round cake pans.
  2. Combine all icing ingredients, except vanilla, in a stainless steel bowl. Place bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. Beat well with electric mixer while the mixture cooks for 7 minutes. Mixture should stand in stiff peaks when the beaters are removed. Remove the bowl from boiling water, mix in the vanilla.
  3. After cakes have cooled, place one whole cake round on a serving tray or platter. From the second cake round, cut two convex-shaped ears from each side of the cake. Place on each side of the head for the ears. Use the remaining piece as the bowtie.
  4. Frost the entire cake, including the sides, with the icing. Pat the entire cake with coconut. Decorate the bunny face with jelly beans, licorice, and candy of your choice.