Quick and Simple Bunny Cake! Perfect For A Bunny Birthday or Easter!

Halli turned two years old last weekend! I swear each year seems to go by faster and my kids are suddenly a year older. One of my family’s birthday traditions is that I make my kid’s birthday cakes, like this years bunny cake. I make old school cut up cakes just like I had when I was a kid. Nothing fancy, just yummy cake, and regular delicious frosting. I really look forward to making their cakes. Making their birthday cake is like one of my gifts to them, and it is really pretty fun.

Halli's TWO

Halli's TWO

For Halli’s second birthday cake, it was a no-brainer of what it would be. She LOVES bunnies. I mean she looooves them. She has a bunny that she must sleep with every night and nap time. If we ever lose it I don’t know what we will do! She pretends to be a bunny, and she goes around the house singing about bunnies. Also, when I turned two I had a bunny cake! So it was perfect that she have one for her second birthday too. I created her a pretty simple bunny party and it ended up really cute.

Bunny Birthday

Bunny Birthday

I made the cake super similar to what I had as a kid and my mom showed me how to cut the shape in my cake. My mom made my bunny have a bow and decorated it with different kinds of candy. I went to Pinterest for different ideas to still make it a bunny cake but with a twist to make it Halli’s bunny cake. For Halli’s bunny, I left the bow tie off and girly-ed it up a bit.

To make the bunny I used two round cake pans. One round cake pan is the rabbit’s head, and the other one is used to make the bunny ears, and a bow tie(if you want it). After my cakes have cooked and then cooled I put them in the freezer. I let them freeze for at least 30 minutes. This makes them easier to cut and also frost. Here is a guide of how to cut the second cake to make the bunny ears and bow tie:

Bunny Cake

After my cake is cut, I flip both cakes over. It is easier to frost the bottom of the cakes instead of the top. It is already flat and the bottom won’t crumble as easy when frosting. I do a light crumb coat on all the cake pieces on a different tray than what I will serve it on. A crumb coating is a super thin layer of frosting to seal in all the crumbs. Then I pop them back in the freezer for about an hour.

Bunny Cake

Then comes the final layer of frosting. This layer doesn’t have to be super pretty and you don’t have to worry about it being super smooth. After all the cake pieces have been frosted I covered them in shredded coconut. I also colored some of my coconut green and pink. To do this put the coconut in a zip-lock bag with a few drops of food coloring and a tiny bit of water to help it coat the coconut.

Bunny Cake

I put green coconut down on my tray I served the cake on and put my cake pieces on top of the green coconut. I layered doilies on my serving tray just to girlie up the presentation. Then I used my pink coconut to make a bunny nose and cheeks and to fill in the bunny ears. I used two chocolate chips for the eyes and made it a little bow out of ribbon. DONE! That is it.

It was such an easy cake and I think it turned out pretty cute. Halli loved it so that’s all that matters to me.

Bunny Cake

This would be such a fun cake for Easter too! You could decorate the bow tie with blue coconut, and jelly beans or other candy.  It would look just like the Easter bunny!

Bunny Cake

I hope y’all have a Happy Easter!

About Megan

Megan loves being a stay at home mom to a busy boy Hayden (10) and sweet girl Halli (6). She has been happily married to her ridiculously good looking husband for 11 years. She also enjoys blogging, trying new recipes to cook or bake, girls nights, fashion, and reading. You can also find her on twitter and instagram @fourheartsproject


  1. Happy Birthday to those beautiful eyes! I love that cake too.

  2. nicole dziedzic says

    Very cute cake! Love the bow! Easter treats are my favorite to make around this time of the year, my kids always have a ton of fun helping create them with me.

  3. vickie couturier says

    that is about the cutest cake ive ever seen,and it would be perfect for a birthday party

  4. Jennifer says

    Awwww I can’t believe she is TWO already! Time flies! I love love love her shirt and you already know that I just love her cake! Great job mama!

  5. Erin says

    I love your daughter’s outfit. My baby girl had a similar one this year for her 1 yr b-day party. Your baby is beautiful!

  6. Julie Wood says

    The Bunny Cake is so pretty and looks like a good one to make for my niece who’s Birthday is close to Easter! I will have to make this cake for her next year.

  7. Janet W. says

    That is the cutest cake! Perfect for a birthday party or Easter celebration!

  8. David Fultner says

    I do not which is cuter the cake or the little girl.

  9. Rosie says

    what a cutie! and the cake is the best I’ve ever seen! Well worth doing! I had a bunny stuffed toy as a kid, it had hardly any fur or stuffing left and was not more than a gray rag, I remember my parents throwing it into a burning can, I tried to go after it! so they fished it out, and I kept it for a good while longer, everywhere, now singed, too. I still remember the day I felt like a big girl and put it in a box of things to be given away.

  10. rochelle haynes says

    This is lovely like to make this for my grandson

  11. DJ says

    This is such a cute cake! It would be great for my niece’s birthday. I love it!

  12. G K says

    This is adorable! I love how it looks fluffy!

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