The Classic Easter Bunny Cake!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Easter Bunny cake is a classic in our house! My mother made it for me and I have made it for my girls! If you have never tried this Easter classic, or you've lost your ya go! Just in time for your Sunday brunch tomorrow!

Bunny Surprise Cake

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Blogger Christy Denney of The Girl Who Ate Everything shares a favorite recipe Bunny Surprise Cake. Add Easter colors to the batter and a colorful surprise awaits you when each slice of Bunny cake is served.
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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® vanilla cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Pink, purple, and yellow food color
containers Betty Crocker® Frosting Whipped Fluffy White
cups flaked coconut
Red licorice rope
Jelly beans
Pink sprinkles
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray or grease bottom of two 9-inch round pans. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs.
  2. Divide cake batter evenly into three separate bowls (around 1 cup for each bowl). Dye one bowl of cake batter with pink, purple, or yellow food coloring. Pour 1/2 of purple batter in each of the two greased 9-inch round pans. Pour 1/2 of the yellow batter over top of the purple layer in each pan. Pour 1/2 of pink batter over yellow batter in each pan. Do not mix.
  3. Bake and cool cake as directed on the box for two 9-inch round pans. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Place one of the cooled cake rounds on serving tray. Cut other round cake as shown in Diagram A below and place ears and bowtie of the bunny in appropriate places on the tray.
  5. Carefully frost the cake with frosting. Sprinkle cake coconut over cake. Use licorice to outline bowtie and make whiskers and mouth on the bunny. Use jellybeans for the eyes, nose, and to fill in the bowtie. Use pink sprinkles to fill in the pink of the ears.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
When pouring the colored cake batter it’s not necessary to be exact. Just have fun and the colors with be surprising and colorful.
Frosting this cake does not need to be stressful. The coconut topping is very forgiving and will hide imperfections.
Use a cookie sheet or cutting board wrapped in aluminum foil as your cake tray. No need to purchase a cake board.

Easter Decorating

Since my girls were born I have been decorating for Easter...egg wreaths, bunnies, and more! They are 18 & 21 and I still decorate for Easter and yes, they still get an Easter basket from the Easter bunny! Don't judge! :) But I love Easter decorating, it seems to signal that Spring is finally here. Check out these great decorating ideas!

Sunday Worship...Follow You

Sunday, April 17, 2011

After traveling more than 12 hours today, Lyndsay and her group arrived in Zacapa,Guatemala for their week of medical/dental missions. How blessed we are that Lyndsay was given this opportunity to serve!  We can't even imagine what her eyes are seeing today! One member of the group stated that Lyndsay would come back with everything but her heart.  What a privilege to make this trip and to share God's be His hands and His feet amongst the least of these.

Sunday Worship:This is the Stuff that Drives Me Crazy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ever have one of those weeks, days, years? It has been crazy for me lately for sure. When I first heard this song I couldn't help but think that this was written for me! Isn't it funny how we can get so frustrated at the small stuff? It's those small things all lined up in one day that can drive us crazy though. But isn't it great how God uses the small "stuff" in our lives to find ways to get us to realize how big we are blessed? We just need to breathe and take one day at a time...cause in the big picture we are blessed beyond measure! Now where did I put my phone?

Sunday Worship..."Healing is in Your Hands"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

On this beautiful Sunday morning, I just want to say how blessed our family is that healing is in HIS hands.  When Jack was diagnosed with leukemia we believed God for healing.  But you know healing doesn't always come in the way we want it. We prayed for complete healing, we prayed for no bone marrow transplant.  Our path to healing was one that went through a bone marrow transplant, a move across the country for our family to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, bouts with graph vs. host disease and meningitis...not our prayer request for sure.  But oh what we learned through walking the path God designed.  It changed our lives and in ways we could not imagine... we were all healed.

Happy Birthday Jack!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Today is my husband Jack's 46th birthday! Happy Birthday to the greatest husband and dad!  

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Cupcake...say that three times fast!

I found this recipe on a new blog "Did Someone Say Party?" and just had to share! I love cupcakes! They are just perfect reminders of being a kid and also can be pretty darn fancy too! How cool would it be to have a cupcake shop? A local baker Dawn Hughes is baking up some of her famous cupcakes for me this weekend to take to my daughter's sorority's Mother Daughter weekend.  I can't wait to see them and I will be sure to share pics!  If you are in a cupcake mood try out this great recipe!

Check out Did Someone Say Party's great blog for a step by step photo recipe!  It's a great blog with great party ideas for all of you moms out there!

How could she be 21?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Our oldest turned 21 last week. How is that possible? When she was in first grade her teacher's assistant Mrs. Pendley said to me one day "Don't blink".  She was right.  One blink ago she was toddling around singing and dancing and playing pretend.  She was conquering her first dance with a boy at the sixth grade dance, getting her first pointe shoes, her driver's license, her prom dress.  And here we are.  She's 21. She thinks she is all grown up.  I did too when I was 21.  If I could just get her to do what I didn't...realize that staying young is better than being all grown up.  What's the hurry? She is such a special girl...sweet, smart, loving, loyal, hardworking, beautiful and we so blessed to be her parents! Happy 21st Lauren!