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!
How to make a cute bunny cake for easter and spring gatherings
- I'm going to share a couple of fun cake decorating techniques in this video 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 covered 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!
We added a few additional accents to our bunny with buttercream piping, an edible ink pen, a little pink petal dust here and there, and a sweet bow!
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! We hope that you enjoy the video!
Here's a link to our fondant Bunny Template!
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If you've stumbled upon this easy Bunny Cake Tutorial, you may also be searching for some delicious Easter Cake Recipes too! Here are just a few of our favorites for spring and summer-- light, fruity, and delicious! For the full round up our favorite cakes for spring, click here!: Favorite Cakes for Spring and Summer
- Coconut Lemon Cake (Have you noticed that we love lemon?)
A few additional Notes for this Sweet Bunny Cake...
In this tutorial, we use our Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe. Any crusting vanilla buttercream will do!
**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!
Cute Bunny Cake Tutorial- Free Video Tutorial
Learn how to make a CUTE and easy bunny cake in this free step by step video tutorial! Perfect for Easter and spring gatherings, as well as baby showers!
- Template for Bunny
- 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 ⅛ 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.)
Don't miss our other Sweet Bunny and Easter Themed Cake Tutorials!
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!
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Love ❤️ the bunny ? cake!!! So sweet! Thanks!
I just love the grass all over the cake! Love it! I've been thinking about Easter Cakes lately and I think you have just given me my family cake :-) The bunny is adorable too! Love it! So cute and clever as always! :-)
Hi! Thank you for sharing such a lovely cake. I have a question. I was a member for a year and loved all your classes, but I didn't renewed my membership because i see that you only use the crusting buttercream, wich I dislike because is way too sweet. Can you also incorporate classes using Swiss buttercream please? Thanks you ?
Hi! Thank you for sharing such a lovely cake. I have a question. I was a member for a year and loved all your classes, but I didn't renewed my membership because i see that you only use the crusting buttercream, wich I dislike because is way too sweet. Can you also incorporate classes using Swiss buttercream please? Thanks you.
Thank you Yanoula and MsGF!! I'm happy that you like the cake!
@Erika- While we use crusting vanilla buttercream most often, you can duplicate our designs no matter what type of frosting you are using (as long as it is a good consistency for piping.) - The only thing that you can do with a crusting buttercream that you cannot do with a non-crusting like Swiss Meringue Buttercream is the Viva paper towel method of smoothing...but in those cases you would just use your preferred method of smoothing.
Cute bunny cake ❤...is that fondant you used for the bunny..
Yes, the bunny is fondant with tylose powder added so it would firm up more quickly
Looks good love the bunny
Melissa, this is an absolute gem! Thank you for posting. What a simple yet elegant cake! Do you prefer Tylose over gum paste and if so, why?
My question too. Why don't you use gum paste for the bunny? That works so pretty. And you don't need tylose. But i guess you know more about these things than i do. I do it just for fun. Occaissionly.
Thanks Beth & Marja- You absolutely could use gum paste if you would prefer. I usually use gum paste for free standing decorations like bows, flowers, or modeled cake toppers that need to dry really firm so that they can stand on their own. Since the bunny cut-out has the support of the cake behind it, I just used fondant. In this case, you could go either way based on what you have on hand ;0) !