Growing up in my house in the 1970's, Easter was pretty much this: a quick search for a basket filled with chocolate and candy, accompanied by an afternoon of the traditional coloring of eggs. It wasn't celebrated as a religious holiday and we never actually hid the eggs- we always just ate them- usually days later. Most years there were still some eggs hanging about a week or so later.
My friend Sara recently shared a story with me about how every Easter in her house growing up her Grandmother and her Aunt would make a cake in the shape of a bunny. They used one round cake layer as the bunny's head, while the second layer was cut to create the ears and a bow tie. The cake was frosted and then covered all over with coconut. I have to admit it sounds super yummy and really cute- and soooo not something my mother would have ever done.
Sara has fond memories of those bunny cakes, so she asked me if I would re-create one- in miniature- for her and her Molly.
I knew right away that it was something I could do- the bunny shape, the
frosting, the coconut, the gumdrop eyes, the licorice whiskers and
mouth. And I knew it would be incredibly cute. I almost hesitated- giving up the little guy, but I knew he was going to a very happy home and would positively enjoy being the star attraction on Easter day.
Katie helped put the finishing touches on the cake. She was happy to help.
A special thank you to Sara for letting me share her story and her bunny.