Rabbit Cake

Decorating By poppypixie Updated 28 Mar 2012 , 11:13am by poppypixie

poppypixie Posted 13 Mar 2012 , 3:44pm
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For my niece's 2nd birthday, I want to make a cake that looks like her toy rabbit. Rabbit looks very much like the one in this pic.

I have the perfect Pyrex bowl for the body but it's too small for the amount of servings I need so I was going to stack a cake baked in the bowl on top of a regular 7" layer cake.

How would I do this? Would I need a cake board above the bottom cake? Dowels? Straws? The width of the bowl is a touch smaller than 7" but I want the body to look cohesive so may have to shape the 7" cake once stacked.

Also, I have a small Pyrex bowl I was thinking of baking the head in (then carving it to shape). Best way to attach this?

Thanks!
LL

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joyandcake Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 12:29am
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I would actually bake the cake in round pans a bit larger than you want the bunny to be and then stack and carve.

If you decide to go with the bowls, etc, I always but a cake board every 4 inches inside the cake with a few supports underneath.

I have a tutorial on carving a figure so that might help you with the internal structure.,,,
http://joyandcakenj.blogspot.com/2012/02/learn-how-to-make-person-into-cake.html

sillywabbitz Posted 14 Mar 2012 , 1:29pm
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How many additional servings do you need? That is cake would be a lot of work for me personally. I would make up servings with cupcakes and do little bunny butts sticking out of the cupcakes from the Hello Cupcake book. I can find a pic of the bunny butts if you're interested.

If you're going to have to transport or stressed about supporting the bunny on top, cupcakes just seem easier to meicon_smile.gif

poppypixie Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 10:58am
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Thought I'd post a pic of the finished cake with the inspiration. I went with my original plan of stacking a cake baked in a Pyrex bowl on top of a 7" round cake. There was also a tail which was a big cake ball covered in buttercream (piped with a closed star tip).

I torted both cakes (right word?) and then stacked them, layering with buttercream and jam/jelly. As the bottom cake was wider then the top cake, I carved away the excess. Once the body was covered in sugarpaste, I inserted 2 skewers vertically into the body so the head was stabilised.

For my first character cake, I'm quite pleased icon_smile.gif

Also, this was my first attempt at making buttercream with a small shortening and the rest butter and I really liked it.
LL

Panel7124 Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 11:10am
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It's actually quite cute as your first character cake. How tall was the body?

poppypixie Posted 28 Mar 2012 , 11:13am
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Thanks icon_smile.gif I think the body was about 9" tall.

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