Easter Bunny Coconut Cake

An Easter Bunny Coconut Cake

Easter Bunny Coconut CakeThis 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.

My Method

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!

Easter Bunny Coconut Cake

Easter Bunny Coconut Cake

Easter Bunny Coconut Cake

Please be so kind as to leave a comment if you like our cakes – the children would be so chuffed to hear your feedback!




Anthea O'Neill is a wife and proud mom of three. She is front-end web developer, blogger and a self-proclaimed glitter & yarn addict. Anthea's Project Life is a blog for the modern mom.

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  1. Terri-Leigh says:

    This cake was totes amazeballs! Soooo coconutty! 😀 You have to make this again soon – like for my birthday? 🙂

    1. Anthea says:

      Thanks sis I see a bunny cake in your future 😉

  2. wow Anthea. Those are the cutest cakes ever. You guys did a great job on them. Would love to try it out with my LO when he is older. Thanks for sharing it at the Linky Party 🙂

    1. Anthea says:

      Thank you Kimberly I’m so happy I made it to your Linky Party in time!

  3. Your cakes turned out great! I love them. My son would have loved doing this, maybe we’ll have to do it next year!

    1. Anthea says:

      Thank you Jessica! Your son is the perfect age to make this. At first Joshua said that baking was for girls but after only 5 minutes he rolled up his sleeves and reported to the kitchen with washed hands! He said it looked like we were having so much fun sprinkling the coconut over the bunny for “fur”.

  4. Simply the cutest 🙂

    1. Anthea says:

      Thanks Ella!

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