Magician's Bunny Cake

Two baked cake layers, creamy frosting and a variety of purchased candies magically go together to make a terrific birthday cake.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ party rainbow chip, yellow or lemon cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Tray or cardboard (20x16 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil

Frosting and Decorations

2
containers (16 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy or Whipped vanilla frosting
Colored sugars
Black shoestring licorice
2
coconut and marshmallow-covered chocolate cake balls with creamy filling
2
large black gumdrops
1
pink licorice candy
1
large red gumdrop
2
pieces candy-coated gum
2
sticks striped fruit-flavored gum
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for two 8- or 9-inch rounds. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes. Cut one round as shown in diagram.
  • 2 Arrange pieces on tray as shown. Attach pieces with small amount of frosting. Frost with a thin layer of frosting to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake. Sprinkle tie with colored sugars, and outline with shoestring licorice.
  • 3 Arrange cake balls on frosting for cheeks. Insert short strips of shoestring licorice into cheeks for whiskers. Outline eyes with shoestring licorice; add short strips for eyelashes. Use black gumdrops for pupils of eyes, pink licorice candy for nose, red gumdrop for mouth and gum for teeth. Cut striped gum into narrow pieces and place in centers of ears. Decorate with magician's hat and magic wand if desired. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Shell shocked? Just follow the directions on box if using fat-free egg product or egg whites.

If you’d like to make “grass” to sprinkle around the bunny, just shake shredded or flaked coconut with a few drops green food color in a plastic bag or covered jar.

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Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
42g
42%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.