BUNNY CAKE ♥ New Willard Soon!

B U N N Y   C A K E !  Fast easy, do it from a mix! MUSICA

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HAPPY EASTER GIRLFRIENDS! A new Willard starts going out on Tuesday ♥ Sign up sisters and girlfriends for a surprise in their email boxes. Blessings on you for a wonderful weekend. Love you, XOXO

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294 Responses to BUNNY CAKE ♥ New Willard Soon!

  1. Mary Pat says:

    Absolutely wonderful! Love this idea. Thank you for making my day brighter!!!

    • Pat Mofjeld from St. Paul, Minnesota says:

      Thanks–CUTE! Happy and Blessed Easter to you, Joe, and kitties. I know this is early but also know how time flies and I might forget to send it to you! 🙂

  2. Sara D NW Georgia says:

    What a FABULOUS surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My kids will love this and so will I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 Thank you!

  3. Thanks, Susan! The bunny cake is a d o r a b l e!!! I LOVED the peek at the calendar you just finished and hearing all about the progress on your other projects. Looking forward to A Fine Romance and seeing you this Autumn!

    Happy Springtime to you, Joe, Girl and Jack! 🙂


  4. PERFECT…my sister’s Birthday falls on Easter this year, and this cake will complete the celebration. Thank you! xoxo Jacqui

  5. Jen Y says:

    My mother used to make these every spring for us – we loved it! I make a lamb cake for my family. I wanted to focus more on the religious celebration of Easter.
    I make a simple pound cake & frost with whipped cream. We decorate with jelly beans for eyes & nose, green coconut for grass – for the lamb to lay in & sometimes a few hidden jelly bean eggs in the grass. My family loves it.

    • Lori (Elk Grove) says:

      That sounds adorable! Would you be able to share a picture of the finished product? I would love to make this for my niece & nephew.

  6. Carolyn says:

    Love the bunny cake. I made my first one almost 40 years ago! It is always a hit.

  7. Sarah Maldonado says:

    Oh, Susan! Such a nice memory of making this cake for my special needs students through the years. (I’m retired now). They always loved helping me cut it, arrange the pieces and decorating. Then, as a way of teaching language and reading, we’d write a story about it. Then, they’d illustrated their own story. Such fun. I often made it for our family gatherings as well and even without children around, the adults enjoyed the whimsy of it and it was delicious! Thanks for sharing this and as always, your illustration just makes me smile!

  8. Katherine M. in Austin says:

    Too absolutely cute! What a treat for my day.

  9. Kelly says:

    Love the Bunny Cake!! I made it for my Kids birthday when they were little

    • Susan Roubal says:

      I think this cake might just be appropriate for “Bunnies” of any age! : )
      Love the no-waste pattern, too; especially that there are two ear tidbits for the baker’s taste test! I think I’ll make it for our “family dinner in” this Easter with my very dear Dad, Art, a resident at our Jacobetti Veteran’s Home here in Marquette, where they care so well for all their residents like the Grandpas and Grandmas they are. Any way to brighten his days! Thank you Sue!

      We are happy the calendar says Spring, but here in Marquette we are still having snow storms with 3-4 feet of snow on the ground. Boo-hoo!
      Love from U.P. Sue

  10. Brenda Caldwell says:

    My neices and nephews will love this! Thank you~

  11. Cynthia R says:

    I remember this cake! My Mom would make it at Easter and was very proud of herself! (I know because she said it over and over again! :). ). Thanks for the happy memory.

  12. Karen C from NC says:

    I remember making this cake with my Mom, oh so many years ago! Thank you for the reminder. It feels like a winter day today, so a bunny visit is appreciated.
    🙂 Take care. Hugs Karen

  13. Patricia says:

    Ohhhh – brings back sweet memories ! I made the bunny cake every year for my kids – he was so pretty and yummy too – always decorated with jelly beans and black licorice for the whiskers. My ‘kids’ are now 24 and 16 – I may make them one this Easter just for the memories……!

  14. dawn says:

    this brings back good memories. we learned this recipe back in girl scouts in 1968! love it!!

  15. I thought I’d remind people to bookmark your recipes on their computers when you post them so they don’t have to always ask you about reposting them. I have a folder marked “Recipes” they go right into even if I don’t have immediate plans to make it so that I can find it later.

  16. susie says:

    The perfect bunny cake. My granddaughter will love making this. Enjoy your spring Susan. I know it’s officially here…but many have snow and cold. But it just can’t last. I am ready for the wonderful flowers. xoxo,Susie

  17. Chris says:

    Oh sweet. I made this cake for my little boy’s first Easter – 46 years ago. Think I’ll make it this year.

  18. Karen P - Wisconsin says:

    Just darling! Will you be making one? If you do, be sure to post a picture! Your drawing, of COURSE, is so cute! I’ll have to make the cake…such a cute idea! xo

  19. Diane says:

    Hi Susan,

    The bunny cake is a sweet reminder of when my children were little. Like Kelly, I made it for them way back then. I still make huge Easter baskets for my kids, their spouses, and all the grands, plus my mom (12 baskets in all). I love making them almost as much as filling Christmas stockings!

    Thanks for the memories!

    Diane in North Carolina

  20. Dear Susan 🙂

    Wow! I made this exact design of a cake last Easter..how funny! I made it on the spur of a moment, kind of making it up as I went. I ended up making that same bow tie…. because that was the shape of the cake piece that was left after I cut out the ears!! I should send a picture to you. I just love your “art” though….so happy to see the cake picture done up in your watercolors! I really love your recipe variation though, with the pineapple and zest…YUM!!

    Julie (loving bunnies) in MO

    • P.S. My Grandma used to make a lamb cake every year for Easter. It was so sweet…a pound cake sitting upright, cut to the shape of a lamb, covered in coconut… then, decorated around the border with jelly beans, etc.

  21. Nana Diana says:

    Oh- How cute! I made one of these many years ago for my own kids- Thanks for the reminder to make one for my grandkids now. I don’t usually comment but I do so love your blog- xo Diana

  22. mary spring says:

    …wow !!..girlfriend, you are on a roll !!…wish I had half of your creative energy !!…I haven’t yet had a chance to “comment” on your last sweet post to us yet !!..you are quite the letter writer !!…and do we love it !!…second day of spring and even tho trees and bulbs are coming alive, it’s literally dumping wet snow right now…I still LOVE snow, tho… always have…something magical about it…the newborn that I take care of now and the four year old have left early today so maybe I can get creative now myself…thank you, dear Susan for all that you do for everyone !!…happy springtime (I know that it IS coming !) and have a blessed Easter season !!…with love and take care !!

  23. Julie (Omaha) says:

    I’ll bake it this weekend while it snows! (4″ they say)

  24. Joan says:

    My mom used to make this when I was little. I’m 61…well, will be in a few days…so you imagine how long ago that was. 🙂 Her’s was covered in coconut, which she would dye pink. It came from a Bakers Coconut cookbook. Small little pamphlet type book. Can you believe I still have it! Thanks for bring back such good memories

  25. What a great and easy cake! Love your drawings and description, makes the cake all the more fun, and how clever to make it into a bunny 🙂 ….ann

  26. Pat says:

    Love the cake and sounds delicious also. Wish I still had young one in the family as they would have loved it. Will keep the recipe at hand to use for my friends minus the bunny face and ears.

  27. Barb from Ohio says:

    Hi Susan, Love the bunny cake…it’s been years since I’ve made one, but I used to when my daughter was little. Just the thing to put us in the Easter mood!

  28. Julie Marie says:

    Oooh, how adorable!… I am going to make one for Easter!… some bunny (me!) loves you too!!!… and I just got my Emma Bunny cup “A Year in the Country” so I can drink tea and “have my cake and eat it too!”… xoxo Julie Marie

  29. Lorie Hartsig says:

    Love the frosting idea with the pineapple. Made this bunny for my daughter’s spring birthday every year. Bringing back memories!

  30. Michele Clark says:

    Sweet….going to make for the grandchildren…<3<3

  31. Melissa Quarles says:

    LOVE the bunny cake…wish it was in front of me right now….it would be bye bye bunny! Thanks for the smile and for sharing!! HAppy SPring!

  32. Susan says:

    My children are adults, now, but I’m sure that we’ll all still enjoy a Bunny Cake!
    Thank you for the directions~

  33. I no longer have kids and birthday parties and I don’t even eat cake much anymore but I’m sure looking forward to seeing your new book.

    • sbranch says:

      I would have this cake at a dinner party with all adults! Kids, aren’t we all kids?

      • Janet [in Rochester] says:

        Me too! There’d be smiles all around the table when that adorable bunny cake was brought out, even if none of the smiles had missing teeth… I think we all like having things we remember from childhood [personally I love it]. I can’t remember who said it but it’s one of my favorite quotes: “We never REALLY grow up… we just learn how to behave in public…” :>)

      • Dawn (Elmhurst, IL) says:

        “What one loves in childhood, stays in the heart forever!”
        I had this quote hanging in my second grade classroom until the day I retired… and I truly believe it! Bunny cakes forever!

  34. Maureen says:

    Susan- I have made this cake every year of my 34 year marriage..very simple yet fun to make..my 30 year old says it wouldn’t be Easter without it. Thanks for brightening my day by reminding me I will need to make next week even though we have winter snow warnings here!

    • Debbie P ~ Weedsport, NY says:

      I understand, Maureen! Last year, my husband and I traveled for Easter to visit our daughter, son in law and infant granddaughter. The 3 adult boys, who stayed in NY literally whined that there would be no Bunny Cake! So, I had them all over for a pre-Easter dinner, complete with Bunny Cake. Then, in Charleston….my daughter says “Mom, let’s make the Bunny Cake…it just doesn’t seem right not to.”!! Gotta love family tradition!

      • Janet [in Rochester] says:

        Deb, you are so right about traditions – and the fact that your grownup boys “literally whined” for their bunny cake is THE BEST! I’m LOL-ing here right now… :>)

        • Debbie P ~ Weedsport, NY says:

          Janet ~ My sons are 33, 31 and 21 years old! It was quite the sight, believe me :-).

  35. Elaine says:

    Lovely idea ! I do love the way you displayed it her on your site wonderful work ! Thanks for sharing with us ! Have a good evening !

  36. I love it, thanks for sharing! It’s nice to know you are thinking of all of us! 🙂


  37. Pat Stansel says:

    Another sweet surprise!!! I haven’t baked in ages, but, I am tempted–oh yea.

  38. Holly says:

    My mom used to make that for us every year! So sweet and easy. Easter Blessings to all.

  39. Elly says:

    I love the Bunny Cake as well! Made it years ago for the family for Easters past! It was always a hit! Thanks for taking me down memory lane~

  40. Cyndi in NC says:

    Love the bunny cakes. Just wish my family liked coconut cause I sure do and I don’t need to eat it all myself. *L*

  41. Thanks for the recipe, Susan! He’s adorable!

  42. Susan Ericksen of Bainbridge Island, Washington says:

    Oh susan, how did you know that I was told to bring dessert to our family Easter Gathering….This is PERFECT and I am going to do it…I love this bunny cake and my 3 grandlovies ( Iris 6, Camila 3 and Nora 2 ) will jump for joy when they see this!!!! Happy Spring sweetie and thanks again for posting this…I love it!

  43. Jo in Western Springs, IL says:

    And we love that “Some Bunny” right back!

  44. Annelies says:

    This is just ONE more reason we love you so….beyond adorable. I think it will be a MUST for the Grandbabies.
    Oma is waving hello……and I am sending HUGS. XXXX

  45. Cindy says:

    I must make this cake for my grandchildren when they come to visit this Easter!
    Thank you Susan!!!

    Cindy in SC

  46. stephanie says:

    I’ve made this (from your idea of course!) for many Easters when the nieces and nephews were little and it is a crowd pleaser! The “bunny cake” was a hot topic of conversation amongst the little ones and then spent easter dinner asking, “Can I have bunny cake now?”.

    It’s large – so I served it on a cookie sheet covered with tin foil and then there is room for the “grass” all around. I also saved time by using jelly beans to make the face.

    Great idea as always!

  47. Sharon from Alberta, Canada says:

    What a great idea!!! By the way, some bunny (bunnies) love you too.

  48. Gill says:

    Fabulicious! Will definitely be making this one:) Gill.

  49. Mary says:

    What a sweet – pun intended- treat! Love it!

  50. Judy C in NC says:

    What a fabulous and happy cake … wonder what else I could use instead of coconut, unfortunately not all of my family likes coconut. Definitely their problem, so maybe I will make it anyhow with coconut. Grands would think Gramms is so special. Judy C in NC thanks you very much.

  51. pat addison (cave junction,OR) says:

    Susan thank you for the bunny cake recipe, its going to be perfect for the kiddy party at school for the 2 kids I babysit. I volunteered to make cookies for the party, and a bunny cake will go along just perfectly. thanks again. hugs…… 🙂

  52. maryb says:

    this will be great for the grandkids!!! it’s the small things we do through the years that they will remember long after we are gone!!! mb

  53. Asha says:

    Oh Susan! Thank you for bringing back so many wonderful Easter memories! I used to make this bunny cake for my kids when they were growing up – 43 & 44 now with families of their own! Everyone LOVED it! You are so precious to think of us girlfriends with a wonderful recipe even though you are up to your “bunny” ears! Happy Easter!

  54. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Now that is the cutest Bunny cake I have ever seen! The recipe looks quite easy too and I love how you can customize the decorations anyway you want. You always have such fun and festive ideas for us. Thanks so much!!

  55. judi says:

    YOU are too cute! Wigglying my nose in a yes motion:) SWEET.

  56. Joann says:

    OOOOOOH….it’s Bunny Cake time!!! Yes, it is…..and we have snow predicted all weekend!

    Better ‘Hop’ to it!


  57. Susan in Tennessee says:

    This cake brings back wonderful memories! My grandmother who is 95 yrs. young, made this cake for all her grandchildren every Easter for many years. To all the grandmothers out there make it this Easter. Your grandchildren will think you are so special!!!!!

  58. julie borg says:

    My mom makes this cake with all her little easter bunnies every year! Nothing quite so cute as my son and his cousins cooking with grandma!

  59. Asha says:

    Hi Susan! Thank you for bringing back so many wonderful Easter Memories. I used to make this Bunny cake for my kids – now 43 & 44 years old with their own families. Everyone LOVED it and I was always asked to bring the Bunny cake for Easter. You are so precious to send us this wonderful recipe even though you are up to your “bunny ears” yourself! Happy Easter!

  60. Gert~Iowa says:

    Susan..I just love…love…love this! So easy, so cute!!


  61. Peggy Cooper says:

    This reminded me of one of our families never to be forgotten stories. About 25 years ago I made a cake similar to this for Easter. Since I’m not the best baker in the world, I was quite proud of myself when I saw that I had actually made it look like the picture I was copying. On Easter morning we woke up to find no cake, and only the toothpicks I had used to make whiskers on the bunny. Our Springer Spaniel, who was usually such a good dog, had pulled it down from the counter during the night, and ate the whole thing :o( I never had the heart to make one again. But at least he didn’t eat the toothpicks, so there was no emergency trip to the vet, and my kids (who are in their 30’s and 40’s now), still say remember when Winston ate the bunny cake? BTW, yesterday’s post was a real treat, but I didn’t have time to comment then. Happy Spring Susan!

  62. Donna Kohler says:

    Cute, cute, cute!!! Susan, your timing is perfect, I’m in a bunny mood already, just cut out some little white fleece bunnies that will have embroidered faces and fluffy little tails. Some bunny loves you!

  63. Kim CAmpbell says:

    I remember making one with my mom as a kid. It was great fun!!

  64. Diane from Poulsbo, WA says:

    This is the perfect cake! Thank you so much for sharing ….I will be making this for certain! x0x0x0

  65. Joan Lesmeister says:

    It’s a great cake, we’ve made it! Thank you!!! xo

  66. Marion Rose says:

    Good evening my friend! Your “BUNNIE” Cake was sooo good to see!!! I made this cake years ago for my children, my mother let us help her make the same style cake when I was young. Even after all these years it is still a favorite of mine. I will be baking tomorrow for my teenage grandson’s Birthday on Saturday. After seeing the Bunnie Cake, I think he will be getting one. He will love it! At this age all he wants is a cake and lots of it!!! Makes me laugh, because he likes all designs because it is all about the taste!!! Thank you for reminding me with your Bunnie and recipe! We are celebrating Easter and his
    Birthday Saturday, with all our family. Can’t wait, our Christmas get together was cancelled because of snow. It has been a long time since we have all been together. The Easter Bunnie knows about our party and will come early to our home. Happy Day!

  67. Debbie '51 says:

    So adorably adorable! My nose is twitching for you!

  68. Nancy says:

    Oh, Susan….you bring back sweet memories of Easter Bunny cakes (this one!!!) from years when my now adult children were growing up. Think I will make one for the Grands this year! Thank you!!

  69. CindyK says:

    How festive and fun! We’ll give a whirl! Thank You!

  70. I love this bunny cake and have made it over the years when Angela was a small child. There are so many variations depending on the candies/fruit you choose to use. We always made a lemon bundt cake with lemon icing and put small coconut nests (green) with tiny jelly beans inside across the top to sit beside this bunny cake. So pretty. Just love all the pastel colors this time of year and can you have to much coconut?? Well, March Madness is in full swing so hope those of you who do not care for basketball have something else to entertain yourselves?? Bake a Bunny Cake!!! Thanks Susan

    • Debbie P ~ Weedsport, NY says:

      Go Syracuse! We could face Indiana if we continue to do well! I’ll be thinking of you, Deborah!

      • I will be here Debbie……in our home this time of year there isn’t a ball out there that if it is bouncing, flying, dunking that my husband won’t try to see…IU has the potential this year to go all the way…we shall see. Good Luck!!!

        • Debbie P ~ Weedsport, NY says:

          Same here, Deborah! I live in a house of testosterone! But I figured out an “if you can’t beat ’em…join ’em” attittude would make my life easier so this past fall, I joined the family fantasy football league and came in 2nd place! and did you see? (of course you did) IU vs SU…now we’ll be watching the replay of that winning shot by Keith (?) Smart in the championship game every day until then. It promises to be an exciting match up. …and I promise to be a good sport, either way.

          • CONGRATS!! Debbie and your win against our Hoosiers…our boys didn’t show up for the dance and we aren’t use to that here. I must say if there is a positive, we have two players (Cody Zeller – Sophomore and Victor Oladipo – Junior who can graduate after this year…smart young man) that the Pros are courting which I don’t think should be allowed let them get their educations before they flash millions yes millions under their noses. Anyway, we are hoping since they lost and didn’t reach their goal of a Championship they will come back and play another season? We have enjoyed their journey and they are amazing even if they had to come back home early!!! Good Luck with the Elite 8!!! My husband Jim and I joined a Fantasy Football League last season and had no idea what we were doing and it was exhausting but very interesting. I learned so much and guess what WE WON!!! yes it was dumb luck….shhhhh!

          • YAY…..way to go now Syracuse is in the FINAL FOUR….bet you are just over the moon!!! I will be thinking of you and after seeing the young man who broke his leg from Louisville while playing here in Indiana over the weekend this isn’t a game for the faint of heart is it?? HAVE FUN Debbie……

      • Chris Wells from West TX says:

        My bracket has already gone up in flames!!, who would EVER have picked Florida Gulf Coast?. What the heck is that? I will just keep cheering on my Buckeyes! GO OHIO STATE!

        • Well Chris your Buckeyes played a great game and that last minute shot by (Craft) that won it was great to watch!! Our Hoosiers had a similar shot (Oladipo)to move on!! Forget the brackets just CHEER!! YAY…

  71. Carolyn says:

    Some bunny just loves every thing about your creative and inspirational blog. Am so looking forward to receiving your new book. Your FAB.

  72. Susan says:

    Love this!! I first saw the way to cut out this Easter Bunny cake in my Betty Crocker Cookbook for Children, given to me by my dear mom, back in 1964! Yep, I still have it! 🙂

    • Chris Wells from West TX says:

      Susan… I have mine too. Circa 1957. Although it’s in pretty sad shape…I used it a lot!

  73. Debbie P ~ Weedsport, NY says:

    Love this cake! I’ve made it for my family every Easter since the kids were little…about 30 years now…wow! I make chocolate cake with a marshmallow fluffy frosting and then cover with the coconut,too. We always decorate the face with gum drops, jelly beans and string licorice for whiskers…the cutest!

  74. Sandy Richmond says:

    I made the bunny cake when my kids were young. It was fun to make and the kids loved it!

  75. Oh, he’s so cute Susan, I haven’t made one since my oldest son was in kindergarten, and he is 36! wow! Time to make it for the grands (4&2 yrs old)! Absolutely love the polka dot bow tie! Hippity hop down the bunny trail!
    thanks for sharing,
    Jeannie and Sammy!

  76. Susie Cook says:

    I just bought today some edible “eyes” made out of white candy with black dots in the center. Very cute for bunny cakes and cookies!

  77. Daralyn says:

    This is so cute and seems simple. I will be making this for my daughter. She is 70 yrs old developmentally disabled so about 8 yrs old and loves Easter. This will be a wonderful surprise. I might even have her help to make it more fun for her. Thank you once again for a smile in my day!

  78. Cindy says:

    Oh Susan, I remember making this cake three years ago, right after my husband walked out on me…and his family. I made it for our then six year old daughter. I remember making it with tears in my eyes, but when I finished it there was joy in my baby’s face when she saw it. She saw her mom making life as good as possible, carrying on, and keeping all our traditions intact. We had a very sweet Easter together that year, and ever since. I loved making this cute cake, and your writings about home and food and cherished holidays helped me to get through some dark days. Three years later we are all doing very well, and I was just thinking about this cake the other day. I asked my daughter if she would like me to make it again….she said, “Yes, and can I help”? Perfect timing… 🙂

  79. Danielle says:

    This is super cute! I’m going to make it for Easter this year! : )

  80. I use to make this style bunny cake when my children were young–it was always a favorite!

  81. Vickie in Cleveland says:

    This brings back memories! I used to make this cake every year to take to my in-laws for Easter dinner for my boys and their girl cousins. Son #2 doesn’t like coconut, so I always left one ear “plain” for him!

  82. Linda N. says:

    Thanks for the fun reminder of the cake my mom, sister, aunt and I used to make every Easter, in the late 60’s -70’s!

  83. That is nothing short of BRILLIANT!!! What a Hippy, Hoppy, Happy Easter Cake . .
    I think I can adapt it easily to my Victoria Sponge recipe and pans, for it is all about the cutting of the shapes, right? Oh! I think this will be a two layer cake for Easter day. Scrunching up my nose bunny style! Thank you Susan xoxo

  84. peggy says:

    yOU NEARLY MADE ME CRY MY mom made this every Easter
    she made it with 7 minute frosting we all thought then we knew
    she was the best mom and I miss her

  85. Terri (Richmond, VA) says:

    Oh Susan, thank you so much for posting this! When I was growing up, my Dad’s older sisters, who never married but stayed home practicing the domestic arts in the most wonderful way, would make this very cake for me! Thanks to you for reminding me of that wonderful treat, I’m making it next weekend for the family!

  86. martha powell says:

    I LOVED your “dust bunny” from March 11. Has she ever made an appearance anywhere else? I would love to be able to buy her on a card, so i could give one to all my girlfriends! i know you are super busy, but don’t you agree she would be the perfect little “happy” so pass out this time of year? or maybe she is already for sale–gotta go check! BYE!

    • sbranch says:

      I painted her for the April page of the 2000 calendar … she’s never been on a card or anywhere else that I can remember. I will keep your request in mind Martha!

  87. Betty Marie, Pennsylvania says:

    Top of The Morning to you Susan,
    You sure know how to surprise us! I will make this for the children at church for their treat Easter Sunday. Thanks!

  88. Janice says:

    That is such a cute bunny cake, so perfect for all the Easter festivities that will soon be upon us. It is almost too cute to eat. Almost…

  89. Jan says:

    My Mom used to make this for us as children. Nothing short of adorable. She would use lace licorice cut to make whiskers. A great project to do with the grandkids. Thanks for the warm memory and great idea!

  90. Susan says:

    I first made the Bunny Cake when my children were in pre-school, and they helped decorate it by placing jelly beans as the eyes, nose, mouth and on the bow tie with strips of black licorice for the whiskers. We used Seven Minute Frosting, and they were often covered in frosting and coconut. Today they are in their 30s and 40s, and it is still part of Easter. As their tastes became more refined and mature, we split the cake into two layers and had a lemon curd filling.
    This column has brought back many memories.
    Thank you,

  91. erica says:

    Oh, how adorable! Trouble is, how does one start eating something so cute? I have the same dilemma with bunny chocolates. Do I eat one ear first, the foot…… would it be better that it can’t hear, or that will limp. *sigh* Really. Silly, I know!

    Hope you’ve enjoyed your blue-sky day! I’m thinking of the snow-drops.


  92. Linda says:

    This is tradition in my home for Easter… I make it every year and it such a big hit.. Now that my Grandkids are a little older they help, its just another sweet memory maker and we have such a wonderful time… Thanks Susan

  93. nancy jo says:

    Hi Susan,
    OOOOOH, too cute. I think it should be a law. You must love Bunnies, lambs and kitties. Happy Easter time to you and those about you.
    Nancy Jo

  94. joanne says:

    Hi Susan,

    Absolutely love your website and all your beautiful things in your home. Reminds me of my Mom so much. When I was a little girl my Mom baked this Bunny Cake for us every Easter and I have continued the tradition every Easter for the last 34 years I have been married. My Mom’s frosting recipe is from scratch and it’s sooooo good. Now my grandkids are enjoying it!

  95. Nellie says:

    Cute, cute, cute, Susan! I do believe I will make the birthday cake for our SIL like that this week-end! So festive!

    That groundhog was a bit less than truthful with us this time around! We have a chance of snow in our forecast before the precipitation leaves on Sunday night!

  96. sondra fox says:

    Our family will gather at our house on Easter, for Easter brunch. After reading all the wonderful comments from the girlfriends, about their memories of the bunny cake, I decided to make one for our family. I’ve never made one before, so this may be the start of a nice memory for our family. Thanks everyone. I always learn so much from all of you.

    Easter has always been such a wonderful time. I wanted to look back in my memory a few minutes to recall some of the fun times I’ve had at Easter. Here are some of my memories, if you’d like to read them:
    -Easter egg hunts in my German grandma’s backyard, where the entire yard was filled with pathways that had flowers in bloom all over the yard. There was a huge chicken coop in the very back of the yard. We heard the chickens as we ran around the yard gathering up colored eggs. There were always little chicks running around in the coop, cheep, cheep, cheeping. Grandma used to let us pick one up, very gently, feeling the chick’s soft feathers in the palm of our hands.
    -My cousin & I sitting on the porch steps, peeling colored eggs, pouring salt on them & eating way too many. So many that we got very ill one Easter. The adults were in the house talking, thinking we were doing fine. We were about six years old. When my mother came out to check on us, there were broken shells all over the steps, & our faces were green. We were really ill for the rest of the day. Along with the eggs, we had eaten a lot of our Easter basket candy.
    -There were many Easters when I was a small child when I was presented with colored chicks, all dyed in pastel colors. Poor little things. They were dyed for the pleasure of children. They always died from too much handling & inadequate food, all for the instant pleasure of humans. I’m happy “that” fad went away. Thank heavens we respect all living creatures a lot more these days.
    -Getting a new outfit to wear to church. Strutting around in my new clothes all day Easter. I was allowed to get my first high heels when in the eighth grade. My best friend & I walked around the neighborhood all afternoon in our hats, gloves, new clothes, “AND” our high heels. We always wore a new hat to church on Easter. We ended the day looking at the giant blisters on the heels of our feet, but it was worth it. Getting high heels was like a rite of passage.
    -My grandfather would always get my cousin & myself an orchid corsage for Easter. When I awoke on Easter morning, I’d rush to the refrigerator, open it up, & there would be the orchid corsage. Women used to wear corsages to Easter services in those days, back in the 40’s & 50’s.
    -Some Easters were so cold, with snow covering the ground, that our new spring outfits were very unsatisfactory, but never the less, we’d still wear our new lightweight clothes.
    -We’d always sit in the church balcony. On Easter, the church was overcrowded. My mom’s stomach would growl. I’d be really embarrassed, thinking the entire congregation, especially those sitting near us, could hear.
    -Then there was the Sunday, after I’d been in a series of confirmation classes, I was confirmed (along with several other early teens) in front of the entire congregation, on an Easter Sun. morning. I must have been twelve, or thirteen years old.

    This coming Easter, I’m going to say a prayer that all children could have the kind of childhood I had, with loving people to take care of them & guide them in good ways, so that they might turn out to lead wonderful lives. God bless.
    (Sandy from Chihuahua Flats)

    • Janet [in Rochester] says:

      Sandy GF, I just gotta tell ya. Like our beloved Sue, you certainly can paint pictures with your words. As a writer friend of mine says – “whisked me back on a laser beam…” And – like most great writers – you saved the best for last. I know we all join with you in your Easter prayer. Hope you & yours have [another] wonderful Easter! xoxo :>)

    • Sandy,

      What lovely memories you have of your childhood, thank you so much for sharing them with us!

      I echo your prayer that all children could have a wonderful childhood so they can grow up to lead wonderful lives…isn’t that what life is really about?

      Happy Easter!

    • Linda from Lancaster Co. PA says:

      Did your church ever have a Sunrise Service? My church growing up had one for a good number of years. And let me tell you, you had to be hardy to get up and be at church on time to watch the sun rise–and some of those Easter mornings were p r e t t y cold, as I remember!

      • sondra fox says:

        Janet (Rochester), Christy (Orange County, CA), & Linda (Lancaster, PA), I’d like to thank you for your comments. You’re very kind. I appreciate your words of appreciation. I’ve always enjoyed writing. I love having all of you GF’s to write to & share ideas with. It all seems like the old days when I was around twelve years old & had a pen pal. (Sandy from Chihuahua Flats)

    • Margot in Virginia Beach says:

      A perfect Easter prayer, for our children are our future.

  97. Mary in Phoenix says:

    Sounds like your bunny cake is bringing back many fond memories. A bunny cake was the centerpiece of our Easter table too … made with ♥ by my angel mother. When my April birthday fell on Easter the bunny held candles! The best part was dying the coconut green 🙂 Love this recipe and love line that says “sure to produce a kiss for you”… that’s the best part of all. XOXO

  98. Lorna from Santa Rosa, CA - Valley of the Moon - Heart of Wine Country says:

    Such a delightful idea – a Bunny Cake!

    I forwarded it to my Cousin’s daughter who has little ones at home. When they lived near by it was just the sort of cake I would create for our holiday gatherings. Alas, they have moved to Ohio and are near all their generation of family. So in the hopes that they would give it a try, I dashed it off.

    Thank you seems so inadiquate for all your grand sharing – but I know it comes from a joyous heart – just brimming over with love and kindness. As Ellen would say – “right back to you.”

  99. I will have to make this cake with my daughter to take to an Easter-Passover dinner we go to. It will be a big hit!

    I had a neighbor growing up who had a lamb form and made a lamb cake with white frosting and coconut. I have never found a lamb form like it. It stands up. If anyone knows of one please let me know!

    Also Susan I read and am now listening to the audio CD of The Unlikely Pilgrimage. of Harold Fry. It is about an older Englishman who walks south to north through
    England to see a friend who is in a hospice. I think you might like it!! Very British especially the audio version read by

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