I have just hatched a plan to make an Easter cake that might make Goodnight smile.
Just under a year ago, we discovered baby bunnies in my half-barrel planter in the front of the house. Of the six bunnies, five survived to scamper off when they were ready. Goodnight checked on them each day, and then in the evenings, we watched from our window as the parents made their way to the babies, fed them and tidied up the twigs and dirt that were keeping their family protected.
So, I thought it might be fun to attempt making cake to look like the front lawn, with a half-barrel planter holding some bunnies. I just picked up the supplies I thought I’d need to pull it off.
It’s really a bit too early to make the cake for Sunday, but here’s my plan. The cake will be a two-layer lemon cake with whipped frosting topped and using green tinted coconut for the grass. For the half-barrel planter, I bought dark chocolate Kit Kat bars to use as the staves. I bought a small package of Oreos so I can crush the dark chocolate cookies for enough dirt to put in the half barrel. Then I bought itty-bitty chocolate bunnies to put in the barrel.
I really just need to set the bunnies in a close grouping on a piece of paper, so I can get a circle as a pattern for a big enough half barrel to hold the bunnies. Then I can use the paper pattern as a guide for placing the Kit Kat strips to build my half barrel.
Not too hard, right? I am not much of a cake decorator, but I am looking forward to giving this a try.