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The Easter Bunny Cake Tradition

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Thoughts of Easter bring back sweet memories including our homemade Easter Bunny Cake! Looking at these old pictures of those cakes is nostalgic. If you can bake two 8″ cake layers, you can make one of these Easter Bunny cakes. 

Updated 3/27/18

Please take a minute to visit my fellow bloggers at the end of this post for more Easter Family Tradition ideas.

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Long before Pinterest existed we found fun ideas in magazine such as Woman’s Day, Family Circle or Southern Living. Pinterest has served to expedite domestic ideas through the miracle of the internet. Recently, the Easter Bunny cake has made a ‘comeback’ on Pinterest. Have you seen them?

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My family first started making the Easter Bunny cake sometime back in the late 1970’s. It seems to me that my Mom saw it in a magazine and made the first one.

I spent too long digging through old (unorganized) photographs to find these old pictures of our Easter Bunny cakes from yesteryear. 

Can you imagine two women in the same family, at the same event making the same cake? My sister-in-law and I made these two cakes together in my Mom’s kitchen. What a fun day of fellowship with family! 

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We almost always gave our Easter Bunny Cake a bowtie. He is decorated with colored coconut, jelly beans, licorice sticks and those marshmallow peeps the children claimed first.

Our family went through a few years of going on pic nic’s for Easter dinner. The above and below photos are from several of those years.

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This Bunny Cake needs his own table! He takes up a lot of space! I’m sorry we did not write the dates on the pictures, I wish we had. The photo is an old Polaroid which I scanned onto the computer. Home photography has improved tremendously hasn’t it!

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Fast forward to 2012. My oldest daughter is all grown up, married and the mother to 5 wonderful children. Four of them are watching and licking their lips as she completes the decorating process of her Easter Bunny Cake.

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My daughter decided to leave the bowtie off her Easter Bunny cake. I really like the way the nose and mouth are done too. It is a nice new look for our old family tradition Easter Bunny Cake. 

How To Make The Easter Bunny Cake

Cove a large piece of foam board with aluminum foil to set your cake on.

Allow two round cakes to cool completely prior to cutting and decorating.

Bow Tie Cut: Cut the two ears as shown in illustration below. The center will be the bow tie.

Without Bow tie: Cut the two ears without leaving the space for the bow tie. The ears will be much larger as shown in the pink bunny cake photo.

Coconut is used for the bunny fur. Tint your coconut with food coloring as desired for your bunny decor.

Red Vines or other Licorice work well for his nose and mouth.

Jelly Beans make cute polka dots on his bow tie and can also be used for eyes and nose.

 

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Week 1 of the Bunny Blog Hop was all about Tablescapes.

Week 2 was about Spring Recipes, so make sure you hop on over to the other bloggers too.

Please visit these blogs for Easter Tradition Ideas

Teen Candy Easter Baskets @My Pinterventures

Natural Egg Dying Techniques @Sprinkles & Streamers

Easter Traditions For Little One’s @Your Home Your Happy Place


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Happy Easter to you and your family.

Please remember that Christ died for you. Easter is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection and our redemption.

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12 Comments

  1. What a great story! I love that you have these old photos. My mom wasn’t much of a decorative cake kind of lady so we usually were given a plain chocolate cake with cherries and a can of spray whipping cream!

  2. I love traditions. This one is so special! To see your cakes…I just dropped my Mac in the middle of this. Sorry! the screen its cracked. I have to go

  3. I love this post! My Mom used to make an Easter bunny cake every year, I totally forgot how much I loved that until now! I’m definitely going to start up this tradition with my kids.

  4. This was a fun trip down your family’s Easter Memory Lane – thank you for sharing it with us. I don’t remember that we ever had Easter Bunny cakes–and now I am feeling like I missed out !! This was great inspiration for when-or-if I have grandlittles!!

  5. I love all the memories Shirley! Love the cakes and the great tradition it holds for your family. You are so correct about the digital images we have these days and Pinterest power! BTW: LOL about the wall paper!

    1. Wasn’t that wall paper something else! Wow how the times change our likes 🙂 I enjoyed reflecting on those bunny cakes and the memories of family traditions.

  6. Thanks for bringing back so many good memories of that bunny cake! Are you sure we’re not related? Your Easter menu looks a lot like my mom’s.

    And tell your daughter that she did a magnificent job on that cake. It’s almost too pretty to cut! Happy Easter!!!

    1. Thanks, Alli. Sometimes I think you and I were cut from the same cloth and sent to two different families. It’s funny! Back in the old days, my Mom would have cooked all that afood herself. Now we all contribute. It makes the load lighter and let’s everyone be involved.

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