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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Let's Make a Bunny Cake

by Mary May Larmoyeux
Friday's Grand Connection Fun

"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here..."
(Mark 16:6)

As Easter Sunday approaches, I'm once again reminded that we are just passing through this life. What joy there is in celebrating the risen Christ and knowing, that as believers, we will be with Him one day.

I hope that you will be with family and friends this Sunday and that you'll enjoy some Easter traditions. Perhaps you'll have an Easter egg hunt for the kids or savor a holiday feast with loved ones.

A dear friend, Rita Goodgame, has made Easter Bunny Cakes for her family for a half of a century! They are easy to make and oh, so cute! (Thanks so much for sharing, Rita!) Here's the recipe (see above picture):

Easter Bunny Cake
by Rita Goodgame

For over fifty years I have made Easter Bunny Cake for our children, grandchildren, and friends. I now use a yellow cake mix and ready-made icing. Children do not always like coconut. So, instead of coating the bunny with coconut, I often color the coconut with green food coloring and use it for the grass.

Here's how I make the cake:

1. Bake one layer of cake, using an eight- or nine-inch cake pan.
2. Cook; cut cooled cake in half.
3. Place some icing in the middle of a plate where the cake will stand.
4. Ice flat sides of cake & stick the sides together. Stand on plate (tall side up).
5. Cut about 1-inch wedge out of one end of the cake (for the face).
6. Place this 1-inch wedge at other end of the cake (for the tail).
7. Ice the cake and form nose and face.
8. Place pink eyes, nose, & ears (made from construction paper) on cake.
9. Use remainder of icing to cover the wedge which is now a "bunny tail."


If you have any recipes or ideas that you'd like me to share in a future "Friday's Fun" or "Tuesday's Thought," please e-mail me. Thanks!

Happy Easter,
Mary May Larmoyeux
author of Help for Busy Moms: Purposeful Living to Simplify Life

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Karen Jordan said...

Hope you had a "Hoppy Easter!"

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Hi, Karen. We had a very "hoppy Easter." Hope that you did, too! :)
- Mary