It’s beginning to look a lot like ... Easter! And by that we mean cute, fluffy bunnies are everywhere. This rabbit cake’s magic is all in the piping: You’ll use a multi-opening tip (aka grass tip) to get the fuzzy fur look. Just add fondant details, and this bunny's in business.
Cute Easter Bunny Cake
What You Need
1. Frost the Cake
Secure your bottom cake layer to the cake board using a dab of buttercream. Then, fill and stack your two-layer cake with buttercream. Frost the top and sides of the cake with a crumb coat .
2. Make Your Fondant Bunny Face Pieces!
Roll out two large balls of white fondant, then pull gently to stretch them into an oblong shape for the ears. (Use cornstarch as needed to prevent sticking.) Cut a wooden skewer in two pieces with heavy duty scissors and insert one piece into each of the ears.
With the pink fondant, use the same technique to make “inner ears.” Adhere the pink pieces to the white ones with a tiny amount of water. Next, make two white cheeks for the bunny face and a small pink nose.
Finally, roll two small black balls of fondant between your hands to make eyes. Then, roll thin pieces of black fondant for whiskers. Set aside.
3. Pipe the Fur
Fill your piping bag, fitted with the multi-opening tip, with white vanilla buttercream. Squeeze the piping bag against the cake edge until buttercream flows. Pull away to create “fur.” You can create short or long fur using this technique. On this bunny, we went with shorter bursts to create the look of a shorter-haired bunny. We piped the fur in vertical rows starting from the bottom of the cake and working upward, but you can use whatever approach you like.
Continue piping the exterior of the cake. (Your wrist and arm will get a bit of a workout here!) Once the sides of the cake are piped, cover the top, too – nobody wants a bald bunny!
4. Add the Features
Insert the fondant bunny ears on wooden sticks into the top of the cake.
Place the white fondant cheeks by gently pressing them into the buttercream so they stay in place. Add the pink nose. Using a tiny amount of water and a chopstick or toothpick, adhere the black whiskers to the white cheeks, then lightly press the edges of the whiskers into the buttercream for extra hold. Finally, place the black eyes by gently pressing into the buttercream.