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Magician's Bunny Cake

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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16
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Two baked cake layers, creamy frosting and a variety of purchased candies magically go together to make a terrific birthday cake.
Updated Oct 5, 2022
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Frosting and Decorations


  • 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. (See link below for 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Shell shocked? Just follow the directions on box if using fat-free egg product or egg whites.
  • tip 2
    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.
  • tip 3
    Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Birthday Magic Party!
  • tip 4
    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.


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