This Easter we started a new tradition of baking a special cake for Easter Sunday.
I’d seen loads of resurrection cakes on the internet and initially wanted to try one of those but half way through the planning of the cake it just seemed too complicated so I scrapped that idea. I then had an idea to feature the Easter Bunny so I trawled Pinterest until I stumbled across this very nice recipe for an Easter Bunny Coconut Cake by the talented Jenny Steffens.
I was very excited to bake this cake and prepared the batter days in advance and refrigerated it until the weekend of Easter. I followed the same recipe for the coconut and vanilla sponge filling. Instead of using Jenny’s recipe for the frosting I searched for a local recipe for a cream cheese butter cream frosting because I always struggle to convert the American measurements to metric measurements.
I halved my circular cake and put the two halves side by side, creamed and carved a notch out of the top of the semi-circle for the bunny’s head. This method did look good enough but next time I might also slightly smooth down the angular panes of the face.
The Cake Decoration
I do realize that my cake does not look very much like the original recipe but this was quite intentional.
I believe that a cake is made more special when the children are involved in the making of it.
As moms, we tend to want things to look as presentable and perfect as possible, but instead of creating a masterpiece by myself in the kitchen, I’ve realized that I get much more enjoyment out of the process of preparing for any celebration when I involve the children in the preperations.
I enjoy their excitement and I also take pride in their sense of achievement once we’ve completed – despite the end result not looking as perfect as if I had done it by myself! Having said that, I am not the world’s best baker but I always try my best. When given a choice at birthdays between a professional cake or a homemade cake my children will always choose homemade because they love the excitement and the fuss of helping me prepare for the celebration.
By the time Easter Sunday arrived we had produced not one but two Easter Bunny Cakes – an albino and his little sister!
Please be so kind as to leave a comment if you like our cakes – the children would be so chuffed to hear your feedback!