Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Bunny Cake

For Easter each year, we make a Bunny Cake.  This tradition began years and years and years ago when my brother was small.  And now we are continuing that tradition with his daughters.

Poppy starts by making the cuts in the cake baked by Mamaw.  Poppy was an engineer so when this tradition began, he made a template.  Yes, we still use the same template.

Next white frosting is generously applied.  You must concentrate very, very hard during this step.

Even though all have been warned repeated to not do this, it always happens....

Chocolate chips are placed to outline his ears and bowtie.  Another step requiring the ultimate of concentration.

Colored coconut is used to decorate his ears and bowtie and surround him in a lush bed of green grass.  Then Poppy steps in to complete Mr. Bunny's face.  Sometimes his whiskers require a little trimming.

And then all involved must pose with their masterpiece.


the cuby poet said...

It is so great to keep these family traditions going from generation to generation. Lovely blog. Came here from Two Bears Farm do come and see me some time.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Very cute! My 2nd birthday cake was this same template :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute cake.... They did a great job, didn't they??? The older folks had as much fun as the kids, didn't they???

George said...

This is a wonderful tradition. I'm surprised that there wasn't a greater loss of concentration when applying the frosting, chocolate chips and coconut. The cake is beautiful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a wonderful tradition for your family! I love that poppy was right in the middle of it all. Sweet.

Desert Survivor said...

That's a really cute cake! and how neat that everyone helps out.