Every Easter that I can remember, my family has made a Bunny Cake for desert. It is a full-fledged tradition. I could care less if dinner consists of ham, turkey, or Taco Bell, but it just wouldn't be Easter without that bunny smiling back at the family. The best part of the cake is its beautiful simplicity: If you asked me to draw a rabbit, I'm not sure I could. Yet every year, we manage to make a very cool-lookin' bunny from a couple of round cakes, some licorice, jelly beans, and a sprinkle of coconut. The best part is that the ears and the bow tie can be cut from a single, round cake, without any waste. (Definitely a subject of fascination for a 6 year old aspiring engineer.)
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Without further ado, here are some of my favorite Bunny Cake pics. Click any of the thumbnails for a larger image.
Here is the earliest known photograph of a Bunny Cake, taken sometime in the early 80's. My mother is finishing up the ear, my brother Kevin is smiling widely with anticipation, and Myke has already begun to eat the frosting. I am (probably) taking the picture. Since I don't have a sister, I'm not sure who the girl is. Just goes to show that people will come from miles around for good eatin'.
A nice closeup.
A green-eyed bunny from 1995. This is why I no longer wear paisley.
Mom proudly shows off 1997's masterpiece.
A fairly recent Easter at my brother's house in Philly. He can be seen in the background, planning the stategy for next year's cake.