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Our Bunny Cake Couldn't Be Cuter -- Here's How to Make It

Fancy making our rabbit-shaped carrot cake? It's a great project for an intermediate-level baker and just the thing for Easter.

First consult the recipe. This fabulous creation is baked in a mixing bowl. A little carving is required to create a head, ears, and tail. Then everything is coated in cream-cheese frosting and covered with marshmallows. Here are the four steps to the cutest Easter dessert ever:

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1. Assembling the bunny starts with cutting two curved wedges from an overturned bowl-shaped cake. For ease, score cake first with a paring knife. Follow outline with a longer knife; trim smooth.The body, viewed from above, resembles a snowman: a small head and a larger body. The bunny’s head and body are slightly pointed, to create the shape of the nose and tail.

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2. The pieces that were cut away are used to create the ears. Cut each one at an angle so it can sit leaning back on the head. Carve a ball-shaped piece with one flat side out of cake remnants to make the tail.

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3. After attaching the ears and the tail with cream-cheese frosting, chill the cake to set them in place. The entire cake is then frosted using an offset spatula. Give the bunny a coat that is thick enough to cover the color of the carrot cake.

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4. Place mini marshmallows on cake just after frosting; crowd them (on sides or standing up) for a furry effect. Before covering face, add chocolatecovered espresso-bean eyes and a jellybean nose, then insert sliced pale-yellow-licorice whiskers. Apply cotton candy just before serving (it disintegrates after two hours): Drape wispy lengths inside ears and on tail, layering for texture and color.

 

And this is the result:

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