Easter Bunny Cake Hack

 

A super cute Easter bunny cake hack made from store-bought unfilled sponge cakes, frosting, macarons, Easter eggs, mini meringues & more!

 

A super cute Easter bunny cake hack made from store-bought unfilled sponge cakes, frosting, macarons, Easter eggs, mini meringues & more!

 

A 20 minute Easter cake hack

I absolutely love, love, LOVE a cake hack! If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s basically where you take a few shortcuts to make a gorgeous looking cake. 

In this cake hack, we use store-bought unfilled sponge cakes to create the outline of an Easter bunny face and ears. It’s so simple… and is a total Easter showstopper. 

 

Easter decorations on a sponge cake.

 

How to make an Easter Bunny cake

 

Step 1 – Cut a circle out of the middle of a round unfilled sponge cake. 

You can use any brand of sponge cake you like. This one was bought from Woolworths in the bakery aisle. 

 

A sponge cake cut into a circle.

 

Step 2 – Cut the bunny ears out of a rectangular sponge cake

If you’re super clever, you can use a knife and cut the bunny ears out free hand. But if you’re like me, you might want to draw them onto a piece of paper, cut them out and use them as a template on your sponge. If you’re not keen on drawing the ears yourself, you can always Google a bunny ears outline and print it out. 

 

Sponge cakes cut into the shape of a bunny.

 

Step 3 – Spread frosting over the entire top of the cakes

You can use absolutely any type of frosting you like. You can make your own or use a store-bought tub of frosting. 

 

Frosting being spread over the top of sponge cakes cut into an Easter bunny shape.

 

Step 4 – Decorate the top of the cakes

The idea of this cake hack is to decorate the Easter bunny in a pretty pastel Easter theme. You can mix it up with some fresh flowers or fresh berries if you like!

 

Macarons, easter eggs and mini meringues being used to decorate the ears of an Easter cake.

 

What we used to decorate the Easter bunny cake

  • macarons (I bought these from my local supermarket)
  • mini meringues
  • chocolate mini Easter eggs (I used Oreo filled eggs)
  • mini white chocolate Easter eggs (I used Cadbury Dream)
  • mini speckled Easter eggs
  • mini M&Ms or Smarties 

 

Sponge cake bunny ears decorated with macarons, easter eggs, meringues and chocolate.

 

How to store a sponge cake

This cake (like all sponge cakes) is best eaten on the day of serving… and given it only takes 20 minutes to make, usually you’ll be able to do just that!

But if you do need to make it the day before, store it in an airtight container in the fridge and then allow to come to room temperature before serving

 

Easter eggs around an Easter bunny cake.

 

It’s just the cutest little Easter cake right?? And the best part is that it is SO, SO simple!

 

Easter eggs, French macaron cookies and meringues on top of a sponge cake cut into a bunny ear shape.

 

Happy Easter! xxx

 

A easter bunny cake made from unfilled sponge cakes and decorated with frosting and chocolates.

 

More Easter cake hacks

I really do love a cake hack, so please feel free to check out my other recipes too: 

 

A super cute Easter bunny cake hack made from store-bought unfilled sponge cakes, frosting, macarons, Easter eggs, mini meringues & more!

Easter Bunny Cake Hack

A super cute Easter bunny cake hack made from store-bought unfilled sponge cakes, frosting, macarons, Easter eggs, mini meringues & more!
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Easter
Keyword: Easter bunny cake hack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 486kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 rectangular unfilled sponge cake (approx 450g)
  • 1 round unfilled sponge cake
  • 1 1/2 cups frosting (see notes)
  • 125 g mini speckled Easter eggs
  • 8 macarons
  • 100 g mini meringues
  • 125 g mini white chocolate Easter eggs
  • 125 g mini chocolate Easter eggs
  • 50 g mini M&Ms or mini Smarties

Instructions

  • Place the rectangular sponge on a flat board. Cut out two large bunny ear shapes and set aside (see notes). 
  • Place a small round bowl or ramekin in the centre of the round sponge cake and use a sharp knife to cut a circle out. 
  • On a large serving board, arrange the round sponge and the two ears into a bunny shape. 
  • Spread the frosting over the entire top of the bunny. 
  • Decorate with mini speckled Easter eggs, macarons, mini meringues, mini white chocolate Easter eggs, chocolate Easter eggs and mini M&Ms. 
  • This cake is best served on the same day (see notes). 

Notes

You can use absolutely any type of thick frosting you like. I've made this using homemade cream cheese frosting, store-bought 'Betty Crocker' style frosting... as long as it's thick enough to hold the decorations, it will work perfectly!
I traced an outline of bunny ears onto a piece of paper, cut it out and used it as a template for cutting the ear shapes out of the sponge (you could also Google and print a bunny ear outline). 
This cake is best served on the day. If you need to store it longer, place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days (max) and then allow it to come to room temperature before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg
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6 thoughts on “Easter Bunny Cake Hack”

  1. Mumbai cake says:

    5 stars
    Really Yummy and unique will try at my bakery and will follow all your instructions, thanks alot

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Thank you! Good luck!

  2. Louisa says:

    Looks amazing, I’m going to give it a try! Any ideas where I can buy mini meringues from? Thanks

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Louisa, I bought a box of them from woolworths xx

  3. Michelle Taylor says:

    Hi, I am loving this idea. I am adapting to make for my 14 yr old niece’s birthday. I am having trouble sourcing macarons though… have tried Coles, Woolies and Aldi… other than MacDonalds, not sure where else to look. Any ideas? (And me making them is not possible…lol) Thanks.

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Michelle, can you try asking the staff at Woolies? They usually have them in the bakery section (in the fridge part) and if they dont have them, they should be able to order them in for you. xx

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