You know those little things that remind you of your childhood and family back during the days when life was just a bit simpler? Well, one of those little things for me is bunny cake. Every year on Easter my mother would make a bunny cake. Rain or shine. Vacation or not. We had a bunny cake. So this year, as I was hosting Easter brunch for the family, I decided to take on the challenge.
I used Funfetti cake mix (blasphemous for someone like me, who always bakes from scratch, but when you're cooking for eleven people, you make a few sacrifices). All you do is simply bake the cake in two round pans, cut the second into two ears and bow tie, arrange your bunny on a baking sheet, frost, cover in coconut (make sure to dye some pink and blue for the ears and bow tie), and decorate with candy. And voila - bunny cake.
BTW, did you know they have Starburst jelly beans in favorite reds? As in only reds. Genius. And super dangerous. I used one for the bunny nose, which leaves the rest of them to taunt me in the candy bowl.
Just for fun, here's a picture of the late Vincent Vega, my sweet bunny (or Bumby, as my nephew used to say).