Hi everyone– Today I’m sharing a sweet design for Easter and springtime. My favorite cakes have a light, cheerful feel to them. I could be completely happy doing nothing but cakes with flowers, birds, and bunnies ;0) — This time of year is especially nice since there is inspiration everywhere for spring themes–and I have a phone filled with pictures of random cuteness (pillows, clothes, gift bags, etc) to prove it! Today’s cake is very simple–but a design I thought I’d share in case you’re looking for a cute idea~
First, I started with a tall, six inch cake, frosted in vanilla buttercream tinted with Americolor Sky Blue coloring gel. I often make tall cakes (two cake layers, cake cardboard with dowels beneath, and then another two cake layers)–they are just so much fun! In this case, the tall cake went especially well with my design, since my bunny is going to have extra l-o-n-g ears!
I used a small tapered spatula to create a some texture in my buttercream. I just made short quick horizontal strokes around the sides as I worked my way around the cake. The strokes on top of the cake all pointed to the center.
Next, I filled a piping bag with some vanilla buttercream and drew a basic outline of my bunny head & body using a small round piping tip (Wilton 4). It doesn’t have to be exact (you can see I changed my mind a couple of times), since we’ll be filling in the lines with “fluff”!
I used a black sprinkle (Wilton black sugar pearls) for my bunny’s eye, which I used a toothpick to push a little further into the frosting. Then, I used my toothpick to create some lines/eyelashes around the eyes. ;0) If you are using a crusting buttercream, you can get cleaner impressions if you wait until the frosting has crusted. I also piped a little heart shaped nose.
Our bunny needed some rosy cheeks and so I gave her a little blush! This is actually just pink petal dust applied to the crusted buttercream with a dry paintbrush. Completely unnecessary but so cute, I think! I also gave our bunny a little bow (piped with a Wilton 1 tip)
Around the base of the cake, I used some edible Easter grass (thank you, Target!) and some malted milk eggs. I LOVE decorating with these eggs almost as much as I love eating them. Aren’t they pretty?
And that’s all there is to it! Our sweet little cake is finished. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!