Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

A long-standing tradition when I was growing up in Maine as my Mom making a Bunny Cake every Easter. When I had children of my own, we made Bunny Cakes as well. What I discovered this Easter is that you don't need kids around to enjoy making a Bunny Cake! Just start with two 8 or 9 inch round cakes and start carving them up, Cake Boss style . . .

Make up a big ol' batch of Egg White Frosting. It tastes exactly like a marshmallow and has a wonderful sheen. It really is the only logical choice for a Bunny Cake . . . .

Dye some coconut for grass and use what you have on hand to decorate the bunny. I used red food coloring to finger paint the ears, we cut up a cardboard gum pack for whiskers, and used Jelly Bellies for eyes, nose and yes - droppings . . .

Now just slap the Bunny Cake on any flat surface and start counting. Within 60 seconds, some supposed adult will run over and sample the "droppings", guaranteed . . .

I guess my point is this - I dearly miss my Mom, but she made her last Bunny Cake in 1994; I miss my boys daily but they are 27 and 25 years old as well as 850 miles and 3050 miles away respectively and hopefully making their own Bunny Cakes for their loved ones. But for just awhile, while I was beating that frosting and carving that cake, my Mom was still alive and my kids were playing together in the living room - and that is the power of the Bunny Cake. Happy Easter everyone . . .

6 comments:

Bren said...

Love this!

TwoYaks said...

Ha ha! This is so great! I love it!

Anonymous said...

How delightful, what wonderful thoughts - I hope you had a lovely Easter. Greetings from the lovely Isle of Anglesey.

kymk said...

I read this and got a bit teary eyed. I loved how the cake was a connection between you and members of your family.

Lori said...

I lovee the bunny cake - really didn't realize it was so easy to make! I can't wait for next year to surprise my daughter!

Margrita said...

Love the cake thanks for sharing how to make one. Hope your Easter was great.