This sweet and simple Bunny Cake tutorial is a new favorite of ours for Easter gatherings! Bunny cakes have been popping up everywhere lately, and in this tutorial, we’ve created our own fun spin on the popular design.
How to make an easy bunny cake- A Cake Decorating Tutorial
- I love that this sweet bunny cake can be made with buttercream! As usual, we are working with a crusting buttercream today which develops a light crust. We used our classic vanilla buttercream frosting recipe for this cake which contains no shortening but our fluffy vanilla buttercream recipe is a great option too! Use your buttercream frosting of choice (or rolled fondant over chilled fondant or ganache if you prefer)!
- Our bunny’s ears are made from gum paste which was dried a couple of days in advance. It’s always a good idea to use gum paste (or you can use fondant with tylose powder kneaded into it) for pieces that need to dry firm, quickly, and to be able to stand upright. A couple of days is usually a safe bet– sometimes it may take less time, or if you are in a humid climate, it may take longer. Also, always make an extra just in case of breakage!
- After the ears dried, we flipped them over, attached the lollipop sticks to the back, and attached sugar pearls using piping gel!
- Our cake consists of four 6 inch cake layers which we frosted in buttercream and smoothed using the hot knife method of smoothing. The great thing about this cake design is that it could work with any size of cake.
- We added buttercream flowers to the top– simple rosettes or fondant cut-outs & ribbon roses would be sweet too!
Gum Paste for the ears (or fondant with tylose powder kneaded into it)
Stacked & wrapped cake boards or pedestal
Pink fondant for nose (we used a small heart cutter)
Black Fondant for eyes
Coloring Gel: Americolor Black, Deep pink, Yellow, Wilton Leaf Green
Piping Tips: 104 for petals, 81 for mums, 352 for leaves, small round 4 tip
Pink ribbon for bottom border
pink petal dust (optional) for rosy cheeks
misc. small paintbrushes for applying petal dust, piping gel, etc.
Miscellaneous: Spatula, disposable piping bags, cake boards or cake base of choice, vegetable shortening, waxed paper
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