Prep Time:30 min Start to Finish:2 hr 10 min Makes:12 servings
1 box carrot cake mix (or your favorite) Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box Tray or cardboard, covered with foil 1 container Whipped fluffy white frosting (or your favorite) 1 cup shredded coconut Construction paper Jelly beans or small gumdrops 1 cup shredded coconut Green food color
- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans.
- Reserve 1 layer for another use or to make a second bunny. Cut 1 layer in half as shown in diagram. Put halves together with frosting to form body. Place cake upright on cut edge on tray.
- Cut out a notch about one-third of the way up one end of body to form head (small end) as shown in diagram. Attach half of cutout piece from tail with toothpicks. Frost with remaining frosting, rounding body on sides. Sprinkle with 1 cup coconut. Cut ears from construction paper; press into notch on top. Use jelly beans for eyes and nose.
- Shake 1 cup coconut and 3 drops food color in tightly covered jar until evenly tinted. Surround bunny with tinted coconut. Add additional jelly beans if desired. Store loosely covered. High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box for two 8- or 9-inch round pans.
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