Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake
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Credit: Whisk Media Group
Recipe by: Fairy
www.fairybaking.com.au
Average: 4.6 (11 votes)
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Difficulty
Moderate
Category
Cuisine
Prep:  90 minutes, plus cooling and chilling time
Cook:  35 minutes
Serves:  18-20
This fun Easter bunny cake recipe has a downloadable template so it's easy to make. No need for a special cake tin, two round tins are all you need to make this bunny-shaped cake.

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Easter Bunny Cake
Ingredients:
Vanilla Cakes
Fairy Creamy Icing
Pink Coconut Coating
Assembling the bunny
Bunny Tail
Decorating the bunny
Vanilla Cakes
  1. Preheat oven 180°C/160°C (fan forced). Grease and line 2 x 20cm round cake tins
  2. Beat Fairy margarine, sugar and vanilla in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beat until combined
  3. Add milk and flour in two batches. Beat on low speed until just combined. Divide into prepared pans and smooth
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Stand for 10 minutes. Turn out cakes onto a wire rack and cool completely
Tips & Hints:
  • For best results, make the vanilla cake the day before. Wrap well in cling film and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Un-iced cakes may be frozen. Double wrap in cling film and freeze for up to one month.
Fairy Creamy Icing
  1. Place Fairy margarine into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high until smooth
  2. Reduce speed to low. Add icing sugar gradually, until well mixed. Increase speed to high and beat for 6 minutes
  3. Reduce speed to low. Add cream in a steady stream until just incorporated
  4. Beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Set aside
Tips & Hints:
  • Makes approximately 4 cups of icing.
  • Use UHT cream instead of fresh cream to extend the life of the icing.
Pink Coconut Coating
  1. Place coconut inside large zip-lock bag
  2. Add a few drops of pink food colouring and massage until evenly coloured. Set aside
Assembling the bunny
  1. Trim the crust from the top of each cake. Reserve cake scraps
  2. Spread 1¼ cups of the Fairy Creamy Icing on the top of one cake. Place second cake on top, cut side down. Refrigerate for 15 minutes
  3. To cut the cake, print out the supplied cake stencil. Otherwise, slice the cake approximately ⅔ of the way across. The larger portion will form the ‘body’
  4. Take the smaller portion and cut across lengthways ⅔ of the way down. The smaller portion will be the ‘head’, and the larger portion will be the ‘legs’
  5. Smear a layer of icing on your cake board, where the bunny will be placed
  6. Place the body in the centre of the board, cut edge down
  7. Press the longest edge of the head against one end of the body
  8. Divide the leg portion into two, by cutting through the icing with a knife. Position each half on either side of the body, curved side facing towards the head
  9. If desired, trim the top and side edges of the head and legs, to create a nice curved edge
  10. Spread ½ cup of icing over the cake in a very thin layer to make a crumb coat. Refrigerate cake for 10 minutes
  11. Reserve 2 tablespoons of icing for the tail and decorations, then spread remaining icing evenly over the whole bunny
Tips & Hints:
  • Always work with a cold cake. Chill cake between stages for at least 10 mins.
  • A ‘crumb’ coat is a thin layer of icing applied to seal the crumbs into the cake layers before adding the final layer of icing.
  • For best results, icing should be applied at room temperature.
  • Use remaining icing to attach your decorations.
Bunny Tail
  1. Crumble reserved cake scraps and measure ½ cup into a bowl. Mix together with 1 tablespoon of icing. Roll enough mixture to form a 5cm ball
  2. Cover with a thin layer of icing and coat in plain desiccated coconut. Refrigerate until needed
Decorating the bunny
  1. Press the pink coconut over the entire body, excluding the face
  2. Eyes: cut both ends off a white marshmallow and draw pupils with black writing icing
  3. Cheeks: cut a pink marshmallow in half. Draw 3 dots on each half with black writing icing
  4. Nose: cut a pink marshmallow in half. Cut one half into quarters. Use one piece as the nose
  5. Teeth: cut the ends off a white marshmallow, then trim to make two 2cm rectangles
  6. Whiskers & Eyebrows: Cut 5cm of licorice strap. Slice into five thin strips. Use four strips for the whiskers. Cut remaining strips into two 2cm pieces for the eyebrows
  7. Ears: cut 2 large ear shapes from white cardboard and 2 smaller ear shapes from pink cardboard. Tape one white and one pink ear shape together and tape a skewer to the back. Repeat for second ear
  8. Back paws: Place 3 white marshmallows around the front of each leg
  9. Front paws: cut 2 vertical slits into 2 white marshmallows. Place one front paw on either side of the head
  10. Dab a small amount of icing on the bunny tail and position on the back of the bunny
Tips & Hints:
  • Use remaining icing to attach your decorations.
  • Store decorated cake uncovered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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