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Bunny Cake

Hip Hop Hurray! This bunny cake will be a welcome guest at any springtime gathering.

Bunny Cake DiagramYou will need:

  • 1 package (any type) of cake mix (plus the ingredients necessary to make that cake)
  • 2 cans pre-made vanilla frosting
  • 1 14-oz. package of coconut (about 5 cups)
  • food coloring
  • small candy pieces for decorating the cake (gum drops, jelly beans, licorice, chocolate chips, etc.)


  • Bunny CakePrepare cake mix as directed and pour into two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. Bake cakes according to package directions. Cool completely.
  • Cut cake as show in diagram.
  • Line large tray or sturdy cardboard with foil.
  • Frost sides of each cake piece.
  • Place pieces of cake as shown in diagram on foil-lined tray.
  • Frost top of cake.
  • Sprinkle about 2 ¾ cup coconut over top and sides of cake, lightly pressing coconut onto the sides.
  • In a small bowl combine ¾ cup coconut with two – three drops red food coloring and toss until evenly colored. Place aside. Repeat with 1 ½ cups coconut and two – three drops green food coloring.
  • Sprinkle pink coconut over ears and bowtie; outline with chocolate chips.
  • Decorate bunny face with other candy pieces using small slices of licorice for whiskers.
  • Sprinkle green coconut on foil-lined tray around cake. Place additional candies on the green “grass” if desired. You can also make the bunny's bow tie a different color if desired.