My name is Zara Miravent and I keep baking and cake decorating classes at Espoo Adult education centre. Despite classes being cancelled due to Cov-19, I still want to bring up some Spring joy by sharing with you this cute Easter Bunny tutorial! Hope you have fun making this cake topper, either on your own or with the help of your little ones!
Sunny greetings ☀
Equipment and ingredients
What you will need:
- Small knife
- Ball tool or chopstick with round end
- Flower former or apple tray cup
- 1/4 tsp measuring spoon
- 2 toothpicks
- 250g Sugar paste or modelling paste (240 g light grey, 18 g light pink and 2 g black)
Add a bit less then 1/4 tsp of CMC to the grey sugar paste and knead well until soft and pliable. Always keep the paste you are not working with in a closed plastic bag.
Weigh and shape into a ball:
- Body = 105 g
- Head = 70 g
Shape a cone and slightly flatten the front and back. Use your index finger to flatten the top and insert a toothpick. Set aside.
Shape a cone and slightly flatten the front and back. Slightly flatten the top so the ears will easily glue to it. Check the size against the body – it should be as wide but a bit shorter.
Place it inside a flower former / apple tray.
- Roll out 8 g of grey paste into a ball and cut it in half. Shape each half into a ball.
- Use your finger to flatten each ball. Check the size against the bunnies face!
- Using the ball tool, mark the position of the eyes and lightly brush with water. Roll out two small black balls and set them into place.
- Roll out a bit of pink paste and make it slightly oblong. Glue it into place by brushing it with water.
- Use the ball tool to prick the cheeks!
- Take 20 g of paste. Roll into a ball and cut in half. Roll each half into a ball.
- Give each ball a thick cone shape.
- Slightly flatten the narrow side of the cone between your thumb and index fingers.
- Using the knife, make two cuts as shown in the image.
- Roll out a small piece of pink paste and cut in half. Roll out each half into a small thick sausage.
- Using your finger, flatten the pieces.
- Brush the the paws with water and attack the pink soles.
- Now brush the upper part of the paws and attach to the bunny’s body!
- Take 18 g of paste and roll into a ball.
- Cut in half and shape two balls.
- Roll out each ball into a long shape, leaving it a bit thicker on one side.
- On the thicker side, use a knife to cut two indentations to make the front paws.
- Brush with water to attach to the body.
- Take a bit of pink paste and roll into a ball.
- Brush with water to attach to the body. Use the ball tool to achieve a fur effect!
- Take 16 g of grey paste. Divide in half. Shape each half into a long cone.
- Use the back of the knife (or a chopstick) to ident the ears.
- Take a small portion of pink paste and cut in half.
- Roll each piece into two long logs.
- Flatten the pieces using your finger and attach to the ears using water.
- Cut the base of the ears.
- Cut the toothpick in half and insert one half into each ear.
- Brush the top of the body with water.
- Attach the head making sure it is straight and centered!
- Brush the base of the ears with water and insert them into the head.
- Flatten a piece of pink paste so it is about 3 mm thick.
- Cut two small triangles and make two indentations on each one with the knife.
- Brush the triangles with water and attach them to the bunny.
- Press the ball tool where the triangles join and brush with water.
- Roll a little piece of paste into a ball and place on the bow.
Your bunny is now ready!
Text and pictures: Zara Miraven