For this year's Easter cake, I decided on a more simple and elegant design for a bunny cake, and I just adore how it turned out. I started by baking my white chocolate coconut pound cake and frosted it with fluffy almond buttercream and toasted coconut...
The cake is incredible, moist, dense and rich like pound cake should be, and the toasted coconut lends a nice crunchy contrast to the sweet cake and silky frosting. I made the cutest little bunny ear toppers out of several layers of patterned card stock, mod-podge and popsicle sticks, by just free-hand cutting the ears, and glueing them together with the popsicle sticks in between to insert into the cake. Against one ear is a sweet little candy bow, made from pink candy coating poured into a mold.
On the back of the cake, a cake pop coated in coconut makes a cute little bunny tail, and her white chocolate feet are just barely peeking out at the bottom of the cake. To be honest, there are two things I would do differently with the cake design, that, after poring over the photos, I think would make it look better. I would use dark chocolate instead of white for the feet, so that they could be seen against the coconut, and for the tail, I might roll the cake pop in sparkling sugar, maybe pink, just for a bit of color and contrast on the back of the cake.
Every year, I try to do something a little different for the egg decorating. I've tried natural dyes from vegetables and spices, as well as hand-painted eggs, which I really enjoyed doing, and this year, I tried decoupage, which was so easy and fun, not to mention, extremely pretty.
To decoupage an egg, all you need are paper napkins with a pretty pattern and mod-podge. Separate the layers of the napkin so that you're just using the top layer - it will be very thin on its own. Cut out portions of the design. Brush a little mod-podge onto the egg, press the paper napkin over the glue, and then brush more mod-podge over the paper. It will dry in a few minutes, and you'll have a beautifully decorated Easter egg.
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- Pinwheel Bow Mold - from Craftsy, but this particular mold doesn't seem to be available anymore
- Cake Stand - vintage
- Pink striped dish towel, red striped linen banner, ice cream cone dish and egg carton - dollar section at Target
- Melamine cake forks, floral cake server and "It's a Party" paper napkins - Shop Sweet Lulu
- Yellow napkins - handmade