Bunny Cake from Cake Mix!

Yes, I do use cake mix sometimes.  Why not?  It is so simple and effortless to bake pretty decent cake.  Frankly, box cake mix never tastes as good as making cake from scratch.  But when it is covered with enough home made frosting  and  look amazing cute,  most wouldn’t care you have taken a shortcut.  Follow in instruction from a box chocolate cake mix and bake two 9” inches round.   Let them  cool on cooling rack  for a couple hours!!  Don’t worry of the cake raise too much and not flat enough.   I actually took advantage of that dome shape to create a more “3D” looking bunny ears and face.

You can download template for cutting out the ears and bow tie.  But it is really very simple to cut it free hand.   Be creative with position of the ears.  Don’t have to be just straight pointing upward.  Laying one of the ear slightly on the side actually makes the bunny  looks more lively!

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Even if you cheat with the cake, you should always make your own frosting.  This is really simple one that tasty amazing!  I slightly alter the original whipped cream cheese recipe to yield a bit more because it is always better with more frosting

  • 1 package (250 g) + 1/5 package (50 g) cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoon of bailey (yes, this bunny cake is for big kids) – feel free to replace this with 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 cup of whipping cream

Put stand mixer bowl and whisk attachment along with 2 cup of whipping cream in the fridge first.  Mix cream cheese, sugar and bailey until mostly smooth with spatula.  Then use a hand mixer to blend for at least 5 minutes until cream cheese mixture is more airy and soften.  Then take the whipping cream out of the fridge and beat in high speed until whipping cream form firm peak (be careful don’t overbeat and turn this cream into butter!)  Then fold 1/3 of whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.  Pour the lighten cream cheese mixture back to whipped cream and continue to fold until all mix well.  Then put this frosting in the fridge while you prepare  all your cool candy for decoration.  First coat bunny with frosting.  The texture of this frosting so easy to work with.  Not runny and not too firm.  Then just go nut with decorating. Please try and make one for the kids or big kids in your life!

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