This is the Easter bunny cake I made for Easter this year. Actually, I made two of these cakes. I purchased the Wilton Bunny Cake mold for this cake. The cake I decided to make was a lemon coconut cake. I wanted something decadent but also light and refreshing like spring. I filled the lemon cake with a lemon curd filling and added some coconut flakes to it. Once the cake was stacked and filled I made my butter cream and iced the cake. Instead of adding the usual vanilla extract to the butter cream I added lemon and coconut extract to it. This worked out really well it was a nice touch to the cake and not over powering either. After the cake was iced I sprinkled coconut flakes over the cake. This gave the cake a fun fluffy bunny feel. I added the facial details with colored butter cream. Overall the cake was very moist and a big hit at Easter.
April 19, 2012