Easter is coming up on Sunday, April 20, 2014! And honestly, we all know what the best part of Easter is right? Jesus’ atonement, death, and resurrection! But, after that, it’s probably the food, in particular the awesome seasonal candy that only comes out around for this fantastic Christian holiday. My favorite Easter candy? Cadbury creme eggs. Yum! My husband’s are the Robin’s Eggs. Although, we both love the Jelly Belly jelly beans!Every year (but 2012) my husband and I have made an Easter bunny cake, starting in 2008 when we had only been dating for a few weeks. It’s one of the few traditions I had for Easter growing up. We’ve since carried it into our relationship. Last year was the first year our kids were really involved and they loved it.
I am not a “foodie” so I apologize for the less than amazing photos over the years. But, if you want to know how to make an Easter bunny cake the simple, easy, average-person way (no fondant making here people!), then follow along:
How to make an Easter Bunny Cake
1. Bake a cake using two round cake pans. Use whatever flavor cake you want, homemade or from the box. (We use the box.)
2. Let them cool and then cut out the ears/bow tie. Do this by making two smallish half circles on either side of your round pan (kind of like a baseball). You can also use a large bowl like on this post from The Coupon Challenge to make it easier.
3. Assemble your bow-tie Easter Bunny cake on a large flat pan, with the two half rounds as the ears on top of the whole round cake, and the bow tie underneath the whole round cake, opposite the ears.
4. Frost it with your choice of white frosting. You can also add food coloring for pink frosting, to use for such things as the inside of the ears or the nose.
- Jelly beans (We’ve even cut them in slices, and done mosaics with them).
- Licorice (perfect for whiskers/outlines). I like the Twizzlers Pull ‘n Peel one, but regular Licorice works too.
- Whopper’s Mini Robin’s Eggs
- Coconut shavings (for a coconut Easter bunny cake that looks furry)
- Marshmallows (could be cute buck teeth!)
- Peanut Butter Cup (perfect for a nose)
- Chocolate Chips (Polka dot bow tie?)
If you don’t care how your fun Easter cake turns out, you can put out the supplies and let your kids go to town decorating your Easter cake. I recommend it. It’s about the Easter tradition and memory and not perfection, right? Here’s a cake my sister made with her daughter:However, candy isn’t cheap. It’s (part of) the reason we don’t buy candy very often at all, even though both my husband and I (and it goes without saying, our kids) have sweet tooths. That’s why I’m stoked to share a new app with you guys!: it’s called Favado and essentially it’s the ultimate tool in finding the best deal, coupons, and savings in your area.
The Favado App
How it works:
Available on Android and Apple devices, the Favado app pulls grocery, drug store, and big box stores’ weekly ads for you as well as alerts you as to which products currently have coupons available (and where to get those coupons from!). You can pick your favorite store, compare multiple store ads, and find the best deals for a specific item. It allows you to easily compare prices, get coupons, and save big! No more having to save all those weekly ads to do the price matching – Favado compares for you!
Favado will help you easily find the savings you need for all the items on your shopping list for Easter this year:
- Easter Ham
- Dozens of eggs to dye
- Candy, candy, and more candy
- Popular Easter meal ingredients, like asparagus, lettuce, potatoes, pie crusts, etc.
How much it costs:
Tell me, do you make an Easter bunny cake with a bow tie like we do in my family? How do you decorate it? Or what Easter traditions do you have? And what is your favorite Easter candy?