Make Easter Hoppin' With a Fluffy Bunny Cake

bunny cake

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Easter ! Which means there are cute, fluffy bunnies everywhere. This rabbit cake’s magic is all in the piping: you’ll use a multi-opening tip (aka grass tip) to get the fuzzy fur look. Just add fondant details and this bunny’s in business.

Easter Bunny Cake

Level: Easy


  • Two baked and cooled cake layers in flavor of your choice (we tinted the layers pink)
  • 5 cups vanilla buttercream
  • Offset spatula
  • Piping bag
  • Multi-opening tip
  • 4″ ball of white fondant
  • 2″ ball of black fondant
  • 2″ ball of pink fondant
  • Small amount of cornstarch (for working with fondant)
  • Wooden skewer
  • Cake board or cake plate
  • Ingredients

    1. Frost the Cake

    frosting stacked cake

    Secure your bottom cake layer to the cake board using a dab of buttercream. Fill and stack your two-layer cake with buttercream. Frost the top and sides of the cake with a crumb coat.

    2. Make the Fondant Bunny Face Pieces

    fondant rabbit face

    Roll out two large balls of white fondant, then pull gently to stretch them into an oblong shape for the ears. (Use cornstarch as needed to prevent sticking.) Cut a wooden skewer in two pieces with heavy duty scissors and insert one into each of the ears.

    Roll out two more pieces of white fondant. Flatten in an oval shape to make two white cheeks.

    With the pink fondant, use the same technique to make the inner ears. Adhere the pink pieces to the white ones with a tiny amount of water.

    Roll a small piece of pink fondant into a ball to shape the nose.

    Roll two small black balls of fondant to make eyes. Finally, roll four thin pieces of black fondant for whiskers.

    Set all pieces aside.

    3. Pipe the Fur

    piping rabbit cake

    Fit your piping bag with the multi-opening tip, then fill with white vanilla buttercream. Squeeze the piping bag against the cake edge until the buttercream flows, then pull away to create “fur.” You can create short or long fur using this technique — we went with shorter bursts to create the look of a shorter-haired bunny.

    Pipe the fur in vertical rows starting from the bottom of the cake and working upward.

    piped cake

    Once the sides of the cake are piped, cover the top, too – nobody wants a bald bunny!

    4. Add the Features

    piped rabbit cake with ears

    Insert the fondant bunny ears into the top of the cake.

    bunny cake

    Gently press the white fondant cheeks into the buttercream so they stay in place. Add the pink nose.

    Use a tiny amount of water and a chopstick or toothpick to adhere the black whiskers to the white cheeks. Lightly press the edges of the whiskers into the buttercream for extra hold.

    Gently press the black eyes into the buttercream and you’ve got yourself an adorable Easter bunny ready to serve.

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