– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
I hope that you will be with family and friends on Easter and that you’ll enjoy some family traditions. Perhaps you’ll have an egg hunt for the kids or savor a holiday feast with loved ones.
A dear friend, Rita Goodgame, has made Easter Bunny Cakes for her family for a half of a century! They are easy to make and oh, so cute! (Thanks so much for sharing, Rita!)
Here’s the recipe:
Easter Bunny Cake
by Rita Goodgame
For over fifty years I have made Easter Bunny Cake for our children, grandchildren, and friends. I now use a yellow cake mix and ready-made icing. Children do not always like coconut. So, instead of coating the bunny with coconut, I often color the coconut with green food coloring and use it for the grass.
Here’s how I make the cake:
1. Bake one layer of cake, using an eight- or nine-inch cake pan.
2. Cook; cut cooled cake in half.
3. Place some icing in the middle of a plate where the cake will stand.
4. Ice flat sides of cake; stick the sides together. Stand on plate (tall side up).
5. Cut about 1-inch wedge out of one end of the cake (for the face).
6. Place this 1-inch wedge at other end of the cake (for the tail).
7. Ice the cake and form nose and face (with icing).
8. Place pink eyes, nose, & ears (made from construction paper) on cake.
9. Use remainder of icing to cover the wedge which is now a “bunny tail.”
© 2015, 2016 by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
Would you like some creative ideas listed by month that can help you connect with your kids or grandkids? Check out The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart by Nancy Downing and Mary May Larmoyeux.