How to Carve a 3D Bunny Cake Out of a Circle Cake

Updated November 21, 2016

Bring your next Easter celebration to life with a three-dimensional bunny cake. This easy-to-make cake is a standout with children and adults at Easter and throughout the year. It requires only a standard circular cake, icing, decorating candies, and a good carving knife.

Place cooled cakes into the freezer for 45 minutes to one hour for easy cutting and frosting.

Gently turn the pans upside down to remove cakes. Set one cake aside to make a second bunny cake.

Use a serrated knife to cut the remaining cake in the exact centre to form two equal halves. The two halves will look like half moons.

Turn the two halves upright (flat-side down). Place the two halves together, side-by-side vertically to form a mound or the bunny's body.

Cut a shallow v-shaped groove or a notch about one-third of the length of the cake on one end of the body to form the bunny's head. This groove will serve as the location for paper ears to be inserted later and also differentiates the bunny's head from the rest of the body.

Take the cake that you cut out of the front end of the mound and place it upright (flat-side down) and vertically or lengthwise on the other end of the cake to form the bunny's tail. Attach with toothpick or simply put in place and cover later with icing. Continue icing and decorating the cake.


Present your three-dimensional bunny cake professionally by placing it on a large tray covered in foil and sprinkled with green food-coloured coconut shavings to represent grass.


Never place a hot cake into the freezer to prevent spoiling or increasing the temperature of other frozen goods.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cakes baked in 8- or 9-inch round pans
  • Serrated knife
  • Icing
  • Decorating candies
  • Large display tray or plate
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