Today we’re excited to share a sweet Bunny Cake video tutorial that is as simple as it is cute. If you’ve scrolled through our springtime tutorials, you may have noticed that we love bunny themes!
I’m going to share a couple of techniques in this tutorial. First, you’ll learn how to make a simple double barrel cake construction. If you’re not familiar with this, a double barrel cake is a tall cake that is divided halfway up with a cake board and supports. It’s the same idea as a tiered cake, only both tiers are the same size and are frosted as one.
Of course this design could work with a standard sized tier also!
Next, we cover the cake in short buttercream grass piping for a unique textured look! The star of the show our sweet fondant bunny cut-out. With our template, this decoration could not be simpler, and it’s just too cute!
This bunny cake is perfect for springtime or Easter gatherings! I think it could make a precious baby shower cake too no matter what time of year!
Here’s a link to our fondant Bunny Template!
In this tutorial, we use our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe. Any crusting vanilla buttercream will do! (If you are using a non-crusting buttercream, I would use royal icing to decorate the bunny instead.)
Sweet Bunny Cake Video Tutorial
- Four 6 inch Cake Layers
- Piping Tips Wilton 233 Ateco 133, Round tip 2, Round tip 12 for tail, Tip 2
- Piping Gel (for attaching bow)
- Coloring Gels We used a combination of Americolor Avocado Green and Mint Green, Deep pink (nose)
- Buttercream We used our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream
- Cake Boards and Supports For double barrel construction. We used 2 boards and 4 bubble tea straw supports
- Miscellaneous: Parchment paper, jelly beans, small paint brushes, pink petal dust, Food coloring pen for eye,
- Crumb coat cake with green buttercream
- Chill until frosting is firm and move to the final cake base or pedestal.
- Cover the tier in short buttercream grass.
- Knead a bit of tylose into fondant for the bunny. Roll to about 1/8 inch thickness. Using the template, cut out two bunnies and allow to dry on parchment.
- Allow to set up until it can be easily picked up and placed on the cake. (I waited approx 30 minutes.)
- Draw eye onto bunny with a black food coloring pen and apply pink to the cheek and ear with pink petal dust.
- Apply buttercream to the back of the fondant bunny and secure to the front of the cake.
- Add a tiny bead border outline to the bunny (optional) and dots for accents.
- Add fluffy tail with a tip 12
- Add jelly beans to pedestal (I secured mine with a little buttercream.)
**As I mentioned in our video, piping buttercream grass over an entire cake looks SO cute but it takes time. I don’t want you to hate me for this! Ha! So in case you missed it, just know that this double barrel 6 inch cake took 40 minutes for me to cover in grass.
I love the look and the texture that the all-over buttercream grass adds, but if I had been in a time crunch, I definitely would have either just quickly twirled my cake on a turntable and added horizontal ridges with my spatula, or kept it smooth. There are endless quick and easy options to add easy texture to buttercream!
Looking for more bunny cuteness? We have several sweet and simple bunny themed cake tutorials! Here are a couple of favorites:
Learn to make a 3D bunny cake in this free tutorial!: Sweet Bunny Cake
Here’s another favorite from our blog: Springtime Bunnies Cake Tutorial!