Make an Easter Bunny Cake!

March 25, 2010

How many of us remember precious homemade Easter Bunny Cakes from our childhoods?  SisMama has made Bunny Cakes over the years, and they’re always seriously adorable and a big hit with everyone…not just the kids!

This is the one SisMama makes.  It’s the Kraft Easter Bunny Cake.

Kraft Easter Bunny Cake

Kraft's Easter Bunny Cake

If you want to make the super simple version, you just need cake mix, Cool Whip and coconut.  Oh, and decorations like gumdrops, licorice and jelly beans.  But if you have a little more time on your hands and want to fancy it up a bit, use a homemade cake with good homemade frosting.

Betty Crocker also has an Easter Bunny Cake that’s way cute!  Again, use a cake mix if you want to.  Betty recommends a carrot cake mix with her canned frosting.

Easter Bunny Cake Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker's Easter Bunny Cake

I am so in love with this last cake that I can’t stand it!  It does require the purchase of a Wilton Bunny Pan, but take a look at this Easter cuteness!  Wilton calls it their Landing Feet First! Cake.

Wilton Feet First Easter Bunny

Wilton's Feet First Easter Bunny

So pick your favorite, and surprise your family and friends with a cute Easter Bunny Cake this year.  I bet they’ll remember it for years to come!

~BigSis

Hoppy Easter!

April 12, 2009

In observance of Easter, BigSis and LilSis are taking the day off to spend time with family.  We send our wishes out to you for a wonderful Easter, and will see you back here tomorrow.  Until then, enjoy your Easter dinner, egg hunts, and chocolate bunnies!

Hoppy Easter!

Hoppy Easter!

~BigSis

More Fun with Peeps

April 11, 2009

Oh no, Mr. Bunny! (Something about this is just wrong). This little pink bunny is just too cute to eat!  He looks like he’s all tucked into his cozy little graham cracker bed for the night, but little does he know he’s about to be liquified!  Oh nooooo……

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But if you really get a kick out of this, check out CakeSpy for some fun ideas for leftover Easter Candy. I love this Malted Milk Shake.  It reminds me of a Peeps hot tub.

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For all the cupcake fanatics, Baking Bites does some crazy cute Peeps cupcakes.

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And if this just leaves you wanting more, check out the Peeps: Recipes and Crafts to make with your favorite Marshmallow Treats.

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As for me, I’m about “peeped out”!

~LilSis

How are Peeps Made??

April 10, 2009

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Why eat just yellow peeps when you have this selection?

Have you ever thought about how all those little Peeps come to be? Wonder no more. The Chicago Tribune has provided a Peeps slide show that reveals all of the secrets about the sugary little guys.

Freshly Hatched Peeps

Freshly Hatched Peeps

The Washington Post got in the Peeps Game too.  They have an annual contest called the Peep Show, that features the creative work that folks do with Peeps.  You have to check this out.  I love the Peeps in bikinis, Project Peepway, Peeps Idol, and SpongeBob SquarePants Peeps!

Personally, I’m a chocolate bunny or Cadbury Egg kind of a girl, since only chocolate is worthy of the calories spent on candy in my opinion, but to each his own!  Enjoy the Peep Show!

~BigSis

Crazy Colored Easter Eggs

April 9, 2009

Flickr Photo by Barefoot Kitchen Witch

Flickr Photo by Barefoot Kitchen Witch

If you haven’t seen The Barefoot Kitchen Witch’s twist on Coloring Easter Eggs, you’ve gotta check it out! I love these! She used a method similar to making Chinese Tea Eggs and they turned out awesome!

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She even made deviled eggs out of one batch. You can read how to make these crazy colored deviled eggs here.

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I bet the kids would have a blast making and eating these!  I hope I have time to make these or my pastel colored eggs are going to look awfully boring in comparison!

~LilSis

Sponsor a Homeless Easter Bunny!

April 8, 2009

So are you looking for a unique, meaningful Easter gift for your kiddos, or maybe another family member or a friend? Are they animal lovers?  I have the perfectest idea for you!  Sponsor a homeless bunny this Easter!

Eddie Rabbit 2

Eddie Rabbit 2

Best Friends is the most incredible animal sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, and they are one of my top 2 favorite charities (the SPCA is the other one).  If you don’t know about the wonderful work they do, please check out their web site.  This Easter, you can sponsor a bunny who is at Best Friends waiting for a furever home.  For $25, you can sponsor one of these little bunbuns.  Your gift will go toward updating and expanding their Bunny House at Best Friends.

Ellie

Ellie

A $25 gift sponsorship comes with a personalized e-card from you on Easter (or any other day you like), along with a photo and story of the bunny you’ve sponsored. How about printing out your sponsored bunny’s photo, and placing it in your child’s Easter basket?  How fun would that be?

Dakota

Dakota

Thank you for considering a bunny sponsorship with Best Friends!

~BigSis

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Easter Baking and Easter Bunny Cakes

April 7, 2009

Thanks for all those links for great Easter Baking ideas, BigSis. And you’re right when you say they’re from brilliant minds. Your list includes some of my most favorite food blogs! I’m consistently impressed by their amazing talent!

Since you and SisMama will be here in CA for Easter, maybe my guys will persuade you to bake something sweet for them. You know how deprived they are!

I haven’t even had time to think about the Easter Dinner Menu yet, so I think I’m going to leave the dessert up to you!  I do LOVE Easter Bunny Cakes, though.  I’ve always remembered that one year when my birthday actually fell on Easter and SisMama made me a fabulous Easter Bunny Birthday Cake. I was probably only 7 or 8 years old but I’ve never forgotten it!

This Easter Bunny Cake from Betty Crocker is really cute.

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Wanna make me one for my birthday? Pretty please? It’s so cute!

~LilSis

Easter Baking Ideas

April 7, 2009

Are you baking for Easter?  The essential Bunny Cake with coconut decoration automatically comes to mind, but how about something a little different?  Here are some ideas from the brilliant minds in Blogdom!

Happy Easter, and happy baking!

~BigSis