No need to buy pricey (they'll just collect dust 364 days of the year!). Instead, make this cute cake with pans you already own. Don't stop here: Try more springtime cakes, cupcakes, and treats before the Easter bunny comes hopping by!
You just need a few supplies to make this adorable cake come to life:
• 1 box of your favorite cake mix (or make your own!)
• 1 jar of your favorite icing (or follow our homemade buttercream recipe!)
• 1 bag shredded coconut ($2, )
• 1 bag Easter M&M's ($3, )
• 2 8-or 9-inch round cake pans ($11 for set of 2, )
• 5 small bowls ($15 for six, )
• Hand mixer ($65, )
• Cake knife ($4, )
• Icing spatula ($7, )
Follow the directions listed on the cake mix box or recipe. Once you give the batter a good mix, split it evenly between two cake pans and bake as directed. Let them cool completely.
Here comes the tricky part: Starting at 11 o'clock, cut a half moon shape out of one of the cake rounds. Repeat this step on the other side making the exact same cut, but start at 1 o'clock. And just like that, you have two ears and a bow tie!
Whip up a fresh batch of buttercream or take hold of your favorite jar of store-bought frosting, and frost the bunny, bow tie and all. Sprinkle coconut all over the cake, pressing it into the frosting so that the flakes are nice and secure.
Satisfy your inner neat freak and organize the chocolate candies by color. Trust us: this will make decorating the cake so much easier.
Get creative with your M&Ms and make ears, eyes, whiskers, a mouth, and bow tie outline. Then you're done! Place it at the center of your dessert table and watch it disappear in minutes (make sure you grab a slice!).