A really fun cake to make for Easter!
- 1 package white cake mix
- 1 can vanilla frosting
- 1 ¾ cups flaked coconut, divided
- 2 drops red food coloring
- 2 drops green food coloring
- Assorted jelly beans
- 1 stick black licorice, cut lengthwise into 1/8 inch strips
Step #1– Mix and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9 inch pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. For bunny’s head, place one of the cakes on a 20 inch x 14 inch covered board.
Step #2– Cut remaining cake into two ears and one bow tie.
Step #3– Place ears 4 inches apart on top of head. Place bow tie so it fits in curve of head.
Step #4– Frost top and side of head, ears and bow tie. Sprinkle 1 ¼ cups coconut over head and ears. Divide remaining coconut between two resealable plastic bags; add red food coloring to one bag and green to the other. Seal bags and shake to coat. Place pink coconut on ears to within ½ inch of the edges. Place green coconut around the cake.
Step #5– Use jelly beans for eyes, nose and to decorate bow tie. Cut the licorice into seven 2 inch pieces and seven ¾ inch pieces. Place six 2 inch pieces next to nose for whiskers. Bend the remaining 2 inch piece into a semicircle and place ¾ inch below nose for mouth. Connect nose to mouth with one ¾ inch piece. Place three ¾ inch pieces above each eye for eyelashes.