For the last several years, the Kindergartner and I have made an Easter Bunny cake for dessert. I make it and he decorates it - it is a tradition. Really, I bought a bunny pan on a whim and now I have this thing and what can you really do with a bunny pan anyway...
The first year, I read that adding a packet of Kool Aid to frosting is a great way to color and sweeten
Each year, though, this cake has gotten to be more elaborate with the decorations. The only things to stay the same is that the Kindergartner always wants a pink bunny and he alone gets to decorate... not sure what we will do when the bébé is old enough to participate but we'll cross (or hop) over that bridge when we come to it...
Everything else... variations. This year he wanted chocolate instead of "plain" or "funfetti" and he picked out bunny shaped marshmallows.
So.... With out further delay.... This year's bunny cake!
Four full (smallish size but none the less full) bottles of colored sugar and sprinkles and bunny shaped marshmallows. I forgot we used twizzlers for whisker... that is new, too. If you look very closely you can see where I outlined the eyes but you would never know I also did ears, nose and mouth. Can't say it was not tasty thought... He is so proud of his cake.
btw... he did not decorate this cake. He designed it.
Frosting*** that will send you to the nearest WW meeting:
- 1 stick of Butter Flavor Crisco
- 2 tablespoons of Vanilla
- 1/4 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 3-4 cups of Powdered Confectioners Sugar
- 6 tablespoons of plain milk
- Food coloring of your choice
- Blend crisco, vanilla and condensed milk until creamy and then add two cups (slowly and one at a time) the powdered sugar.
- It will be thick and that is when you add the plain milk. Water works for this as well, just don't use as much.
- Keep adding sugar and milk until you get the amount and consistency that you desire.
- Finally, add your coloring. Start with a little. You can always add more but if it does get to dark you can always add more sugar and milk to the frosting to lighten it.
***note: I am not a baker or chef but I like to play one on my blog.
Happy Belated Easter!