Sunday, April 13, 2014

Surprise Inside Cake - Hidden Bunnies!



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Just finished this fun Easter cake with hidden bunnies inside. I took the extra step of adding white cotton tails to the hidden shapes this time. Worked like a charm!

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The bunny shapes were made using 48 cupcakes tinted to match the exterior. Although the colors were a bit more vivid than I'd planned, I'm happy with it overall. Next time I'd go a little easier on the colors to get a softer look. Seems no matter how many times I tint batters and frostings and plan for the colors to deepen, they develop into even brighter versions than I'd hoped for.

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This cutter started the whole idea. The little floppy ears have such personality!

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First were the fondant bunnies in graduated spring tones.

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Then came the white fondant letters placed on a parchment circle the same size as the cake top for planning.

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The letters were made from fondant using this mold from N.Y. Cake.
You can get one on sale here for $6.99.


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Before I spent any more time or wasted the frosting and decorations, I HAD to take a peek to make sure that the ears weren't a complete flop.

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And then I took a second peek to make sure the colors would show. Totally worked! YAY! The bunny shapes on the inside of the cake are done in the same color palette as the exterior bunnies. Each cut reveals another color so each guest should get a unique slice.

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And here it is all decorated up. You can always take a slice or two of your cake to peek inside before you decorate it. Just to be sure.

The cake was partially frozen when I cut it and very moist. I simply replaced the slices and went about frosting it. Since I most likely won't be present when this one goes under the knife, peeking was mandatory. Okay. Maybe not mandatory, but necessary. Let's face it, I just couldn't wait!

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Here's the lettering. I was so worried that they wouldn't fit properly but the placement seemed to work and reminded me a bit of bunnies hopping down a trail. Especially if they were side tracked with carrots and things.

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Hope these little characters made you smile!

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UPDATE: Here's a shot taken by the staff at Orson Gygi after the Cake Wrecks-like trip from the airport. The cake was still in fairly good shape but the winters are tough on the roads and the pot holes nearly won out. Hello little pink and purple bunnies!



Happy Easter!

Deborah

2 comments:

Alexa Bracht said...

How did u get the bunnies in the cake? Are they the cupcakes mashed and cut with cookie cutters?

FabCakeLady said...

I would assume the bunnies inside the cake were made by pressing the mini cupcakes into the cookie cutter to form and mold.