Beautiful Bunny Cake
Fabulously moist and yummy carrot and walnut cake – a favourite with all bunnies!
Recipe by Mandy Dunn
Uploaded by Mandy Dunn
Time to make
- 200 g grated carrots
- 300 ml sunflower oil
- 300 g light brown sugar
- 100 g chopped walnuts
- 450 g self-raising flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 grated orange zest
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3 mashed bananas (very ripe)
- 2 lb Ready to Roll Icing (various colours)
- 1 lb rich vanilla buttercream (butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract)
Renshaw products used
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Combine all cake ingredients. Pour into a lined 7in circular cake tin and level top.
Bake at 160°C/gas mark 3 for 1hr 10 mins.
Allow to cool. Split in two and sandwich together with buttercream. Cover surface of cake with buttercream.
If you are using a cake board, knead a roll out green icing to cover it and use additional colours of icing to decorate with carrots and flowers.
Knead and roll out green icing in a circle that is wide enough to cover the cake, then gently lift over and smooth down. Place your covered cake onto the cake board.
Knead and roll out chocolate flavour icing, and cut a circle for the top and centre of the cake to look like a rabbit hole. Attach to the green icing with a little water.
Knead white icing until it is smooth and roll into one large ball for the bunny rabbit's head and two smaller balls for the front paws.
Roll out more white icing and cut two ovals for the back paws and stick these to the front side of the cake with a little water.
Cut two ear shapes from white icing, shape by hand and attach to the back of the head with a little water.
Knead and roll out pink icing to use for the nose and back paw prints, and attach these with a little water. Do the same with black icing (or an alternative colour of your choice) for the eyes. Finish the head by marking in a smile and adding the head and paws to the chocolate icing on top of the cake.
Using a darker shade of green icing, push this through a clean garlic press or a clay extruder to create grass for around the bunny. If you have time you could also roll individual blades of grass by hand, or stipple the icing with a clean brush.
Decorate the edges of the cake with flowers in your choice of icing colours.