Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas

No matter how great my Easter dessert turns out I never make the same one twice. I just love to surprise my granddaughters with a different one each year. There’s no greater satisfaction than to see their little faces smile and their eyes open wide in wonder. Such was the case last year with this surprise Easter bunny cake.

I got the inspiration from this video on how to make a rainbow tie-dye surprise cake at Abbotts at Home,  and I made some adjustments.
I don’t have step by step photos simply because I truly believed I could get away with only one lemon cake box, but I couldn’t. The poor bunny ears were left exposed and I had to run to the store to buy one more, as suggested in the recipe. In the midst of all that I had no time, or desire quite honestly, to take photos.

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas


The instructions are pretty straight forward and the video does help with the visuals, so I hope you’ll give this surprise Easter bunny cake a try. The surprise shape and the colors could be anything your heart desires. Do make ahead.

Who doesn't like surprises? Nested inside a flavorful lemon cake is a surprise blue velvet… Click To Tweet

Ingredients:
Makes 1 cake loaf

1 box Blue Velvet (or flavor of your choice) Cake Mix
2 boxes Lemon (or flavor of your choice) Cake Mix
Eggs, oil, and water according to package directions
1 package Vanilla Cake Frosting
1 package – 24 oz. pink Fondant (or color of your choice)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make blue velvet cake batter, according to package directions. Bake in a 9×13 baking pan for 30 minutes or follow package directions. Cool the cake in pan completely. Remove it from the pan and level the top using a serrated knife. Lay the cake on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Using a bunny cookie cutter, or shape of your choice, cut the bunnies out of the cake.

Line a large loaf pan with non-stick aluminum foil leaving the sides longer than the pan (handles). My loaf pan was 9×5-inch and I left those “handles” really long. I also had to occasionally press them as to keep the shape of the cake even. I’d strongly suggest you find at least a 12″ loaf pan. Disposable foil pan would work fine. Grease and dust with flour.

In a large bowl, combine both of the lemon cake mixes according to package directions.
Pour a thin layer of cake mix into the loaf pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes or just enough to firm up so it can keep the bunnies from sinking to the bottom of the pan. Pour about a cup of the batter down the center of the cake.

Line the bunnies on the top in a single row. Pour the remaining batter gently over bunnies. Smooth the batter.

Bake for 70-90 minutes, rotating pan 180 degrees after 40 minutes until a skewer or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake in pan for 15 minutes. Using foil handles, lift the cake out of the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. With a serrated knife cut off the dome of the cake and some of the sides, if you want a more even look. Apply frosting on the top and sides of the cake.

Roll out fondant to 24×15-inches. Cover cake with fondant and trim off the excess. With scissors, cut off the corners and press together (see the end of the video provided). Decorate the cake as you desire. Keep refrigerated.

cake mix - All that's Jas

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas

Other popular Easter desserts at my house were chocolate Easter eggs with cheesecake filling and Easter bunny chocolate cake and this layered cake (recipe not on the blog):

Easter layered cake - All that's Jas

 

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

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Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

Who doesn't like surprises? Nested inside a flavorful lemon cake is a surprise blue velvet bunny. Fun for everyone!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Blue Velvet (or flavor of your choice) Cake Mix
  • 2 boxes Lemon (or flavor of your choice) Cake Mix
  • Eggs, oil, and water according to package directions
  • 1 package Vanilla Cake Frosting
  • 1 package - 24 oz. pink Fondant (or color of your choice)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make blue velvet cake batter, according to package directions. Bake in a 9x13 baking pan for 30 minutes or follow package directions. Cool the cake in pan completely. Remove it from the pan and level the top using a serrated knife. Lay the cake on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Using a bunny cookie cutter, or shape of your choice, cut the bunnies out of the cake.

Line a large loaf pan with non-stick aluminum foil leaving the sides longer than the pan (handles). My loaf pan was 9x5-inch and I left those "handles" really long. I also had to occasionally press them as to keep the shape of the cake even. I'd strongly suggest you find at least a 12" loaf pan. Disposable foil pan would work fine. Grease and dust with flour.

In a large bowl, combine both of the lemon cake mixes according to package directions.

Pour a thin layer of cake mix into the loaf pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes or just enough to firm up so it can keep the bunnies from sinking to the bottom of the pan. Pour about a cup of the batter down the center of the cake.

Line the bunnies on the top in a single row. Pour the remaining batter gently over bunnies. Smooth the batter.

Bake for 70-90 minutes, rotating pan 180 degrees after 40 minutes until a skewer or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool the cake in pan for 15 minutes. Using foil handles, lift the cake out of the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. With a serrated knife cut off the dome of the cake and some of the sides, if you want a more even look. Apply frosting on the top and sides of the cake.

Roll out fondant to 24x5-inches. Cover cake with fondant and trim off the excess. With scissors, cut off the corners and press together (see the end of the video provided). Decorate the cake as you desire. Keep refrigerated.

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    Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    March 25, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    These are all so beautiful! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up.

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      Jas
      March 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Thank you, Helen! Hope your weekend is going great.

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    Jen Gregor
    March 23, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    I love this! Pinned and totally want to make this for Easter! Thanks for sharing at the Friday at the Fire Station link-up!
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      Jas
      March 23, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      The kids loved it and us adults didn’t mind it either, ha!

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    STEPHANIE
    March 21, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Good morning! Featuring this on the To Grandma’s House We Go link party tomorrow. (abbottsathome.com) 🙂
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      Jas
      March 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Yay! You made my day, Stephanie! Thank you heaps!!!

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    Marie|The Interior Frugalista
    March 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    This cake could not be more adorable! Thanks for the recipe and great instructions on how to get that cute bunny in the middle. Sharing this with my daughter because she’s all about the cakes and pinning ☺

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      Jas
      March 20, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      Aw, thank you, Marie! Hope she likes it too 😀

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    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond
    March 20, 2017 at 2:26 am

    Oh I love it! You could also adapt for other occasions as well. Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link party. I’ve pinned and shared.

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      Jas
      March 20, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Yes, it’s totally adaptable! Thank you, Sue!

  10. Reply
    Roseann Hampton
    March 17, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    It doesn’t get any cuter than this! Love it!
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      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      That means a lot, Roseann! Thank you for your kind comment! Have a blessed weekend!

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    Alayna
    March 17, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Oh wow – how cute and totally impressive! I’ve always wondered how they get those shapes in the middle of the cakes. Now I know! Fantatic execusion on this one. It looks so professional. I’m sure the kids loved it!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:26 pm

      Hi, Alayna! The kids did love it 🙂 Thanks for stopping in. Have a great weekend!

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    STEPHANIE
    March 17, 2017 at 8:43 am

    This is so cute! Adding to my Pinterest queue. I’d love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go.
    http://abbottsathome.com/2017/03/14/to-grandmas-house-we-go-link-party-27/
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      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the invite, I’d love to join your party! Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful weekend!

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    Beverly
    March 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    This cake could not get any more precious. Love that bunny inside and so easy. Love it. Stopping by from Imparting Grace.
    Hugs,
    Bev
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      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:11 am

      Hi, Beverly! That cake was really a hit with the little ones 🙂 Wishing you a great weekend ahead!

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    Robin
    March 16, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This is absolutely adorable! Almost to cute to eat. Thanks for sharing it at the Creative Muster. PINNED
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      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Almost. My granddaughters had a blast biting that bunny’s head off, LOL. Thanks for stopping in, Robin!

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    Ali Gilbert
    March 16, 2017 at 10:55 am

    What an adorable idea!! I love the multi-colored cake too!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Thank you, Ali! 🙂

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    Marie
    March 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    This is too stinking adorable! Omgosh, I love it. Thanks for the awesome idea!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      March 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Hi, Marie! Thank you and thanks for stopping in!

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    Erlene
    March 15, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    So adorable! Absolutely love the hidden bunny inside and this is so easy to make too. Pinned.

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      Jas
      March 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you, Erlene! 😀

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    Keith Alfred Wynn
    April 15, 2016 at 5:45 am

    As one of the world’s foremost lovers of cake, I want this!!!!
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    Christina - Ladybug Home & Designs
    March 17, 2016 at 10:58 am

    As an American living in England, I truly miss the ability to purchase “blue cake mix”. This is really cute! I hope you have an amazing Easter!

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      allthatsjas
      March 17, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping in, Christina! I bet they have food colors 😉 Have a “hoppy” Easter as well!

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    Nina
    March 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    How cute is that! You are truly ambitious to make such a gorgeous cake for your family ;o) I seem to run out of time and energy to do some of the fun stuff . . . . I guess I need to slow down a bit and just play once in a while. Thanks for sharing this sweet recipe! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

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      allthatsjas
      March 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you, Nina! I think Easter might be the only holiday I find time to “play” and I thank the spring for it. It gives me that energy needed. Now Christmas is a complete different story, lol. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

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    Trina and Tina
    March 15, 2016 at 8:51 am

    A dessert and a surprise all in one! Genius! Your family is super lucky! We must make this! Thanks!
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      allthatsjas
      March 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thank you, Trina and Tina, and thanks for stopping in! Have a great day 🙂

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    Lou Lou Girls
    March 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Hello fabulous! I’m stopping by to let you know that your adorable cake will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7. Woo Hoo!!! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight so we can party again! Lou Lou Girls

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      allthatsjas
      March 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Yay! Thank you, Lou Lou Girls! Have a wonderful week 😀

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    Jess
    March 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

    This seriously looks yummy, I just about jumped at my screen to eat it! Definitely a must pin 🙂 have a great day xo
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      allthatsjas
      March 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Lol, thank you Jess! Hope your weekend is grand!

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    handmade by amalia
    March 12, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Too adorable to eat.
    Amalia
    xo

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      allthatsjas
      March 12, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you, Amalia!!! 😀

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    frugal hausfrau
    March 11, 2016 at 1:00 am

    This really is pretty darned cool! Thanks for linking with us at Throwback Thursday last week and sorry I didn’t get by earlier to comment!

    Mollie
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      allthatsjas
      March 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you, Mollie! Wishing you a great weekend!

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    Theresa @DearCreatives
    March 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.
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      allthatsjas
      March 12, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Thanks for stopping in, pinning and sharing, Theresa! Hope your weekend is wonderful.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    March 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    That is beautiful! I would never have the patience to do something so detailed though. Thanks for linking up with us at The Wednesday Showcase!

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      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much, Joanna! 😀

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    Maria
    March 10, 2016 at 6:34 am

    What a neat idea, Jas! Such a great variation of dessert for easter. I love that there’s one surprise after another as well. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Will be pinning and sharing across my social media next week!

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      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Thank you, Maria, and have a wonderful day! 😀

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    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    March 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    So adorable!! I need to make this for our Easter dinner!

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      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Thank you, Morgan! 🙂

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    Katherines Corner
    March 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Wow! you are a cake making rock star my friend! So happy to see you sharing, I pinned to my everything easter board. I think of your often my sweet friend. xo
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      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, my sweet friend! I only squeezed in few recipes as to keep the blog from being completely idle. Hope to come back in full swing in a few months 😀 XOXO

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    Lindsay
    March 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

    OMG this looks too amazing too eat!!! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you and thanks for hosting 🙂

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    Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream
    March 9, 2016 at 3:46 am

    This is so pretty, my kids would love this. I have pinned it for later 🙂

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      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Thank you, Sam! Kids are very fond of it 🙂

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    Pamela Shank
    March 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This is so beautiful!!!! Your foods and your photography are always beautiful

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      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Thank you so much, Pam! That means a lot 😀 Hope your day is beautiful!

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    Helen Fern
    March 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

    You make it seem so easy!! Maybe I’ll have to try it! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

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      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Thank you, Helen! 🙂

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    Teresa
    March 8, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Your cakes are beautiful! What talent you possess. I may try to step up to the plate and make one for Easter; my grandkids would love it! Thank you for sharing them with us.
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      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thank you, Teresa. I wouldn’t call it talent, just determination LOL. I actually dislike baking but like to be challenged and there’s nothing I’d do to make my granddaughters happy 😀
      Your festive chicken looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it (after lent). Thanks for stopping in!!!

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    Beverly
    March 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This is so adorable! It looks amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial on how you made it. Thanks for ppartying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

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      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Beverly and thanks for hosting! 🙂

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    Michelle James
    March 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Love this darling little cake. Shared to FB. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty

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      allthatsjas
      March 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      That is so sweet of you, Michelle! Thank you very much 🙂

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    Leslie Ibanez
    March 7, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This is adorable, and my kids would love it. Thanks so much for sharing!
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      allthatsjas
      March 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you, Leslie! Hope your week is wonderful!

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    Wendy
    March 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Surprise Inside cakes are such fun! Your bunny cake is adorable!Using cake mix makes this doable for everyone! Pinned!
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      allthatsjas
      March 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thanks, Wendy! You are absolutely right – using cake mix is the only way I would ever make this cake. It’s complex enough without baking it from scratch. Thanks for pinning 🙂

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    Cara
    March 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Such an adorable cake! I will have to try this soon, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks so much, Cara! 😀

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    Katie @The Semisweet Sisters
    March 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    So pretty! LOVE IT!

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      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you, Katie! 🙂

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    Tracey Lee
    March 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    What a fabulous idea. I LOVE the blue bunny cake, and I always wondered how you did this. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you, Tracey! Yeah it’s a year late, but who needs an Easter recipe right after Easter, am I right? LOL Thanks for stopping in!

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    Pam@over50feeling40
    March 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This cake is so much fun! Thanks for sharing it with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Thank you, Pam! Have a great weekend!

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    Jasna
    March 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I can imagine how little eyes go wide and sparkly when they realise there is a bunny inside a cake. Beautiful surprise for anyone!
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      allthatsjas
      March 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

      😀 You bet! Thank you for finding the time to stop in, Jasna! Hope your projects are on schedule 😉

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    Bam's Kitchen
    March 1, 2016 at 9:29 am

    How adorable! You are so crafty! I think this is a show stopper Easter Dessert!
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      allthatsjas
      March 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you, Bam! 🙂

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    Ann
    March 1, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Welcome back, Jas! I hv missed you. that cake is a beauty – too cute to eat!! X.
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      allthatsjas
      March 1, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Hi Ann, just making sure you guys don’t forget me, not fully back yet 😀 Thanks for stopping in and have a grand day!!!

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