A few years ago, a cousin emailed me pictures of a cake she'd made for Easter. The cake was so cute, I knew I wanted to make it for Easter, but I didn't know when. My family was disappointed the year before when I replaced our traditional bunny cake with a carrot cake. I knew I couldn't replace the bunny cake two years in a row, so I filed the idea away until one Easter when we were having enough company I needed two desserts.
The cake isn't a recipe, but a method. Start by making a two layer cake, either from scratch or a mix. Fill and frost the layers with white icing such as buttercream or cream cheese.
I think the cake would also look pretty with pastel pink or yellow icing. Although chocolate icing would be tasty, I don't think the decorations would stand out as well as they do on a lighter color icing.
When the cake is frosted, decorate the sides with marshmallow peep bunnies. The year I made the cake, the hardest part was finding all the different colored bunnies! I found pink and blue at Kroger, purple at CVS and green at Rite Aid. The bunnies aren't quite tall enough to cover both layers.
You can decorate the sides with just the bunnies, or add some pastel color M&M's above or below the bunnies. I found it easier and faster to put the candy above the bunnies.
The top is decorated with more pastel M&M's. My cousin piled the candy all over the top, but I used it sparingly. I also like to turn the candies over so the "m" doesn't show.
This cake is easy to make, quick to assemble and a festive ending to an Easter meal. Easter is less than a week away, but there's still time to find the bunnies before they hop out of the store.