I made this cake last year for my dear niece.
She has been changing her mind a few times, made me buy a few stuff.... and I'm glad she finally settled with a bunny cake, just a week before her day.
Here's how the decoration went on.. you can use any cake base you like. Since this is going to be a bunny cake, I made a carrot sponge (I forgot how I made it, just add some grated carrot to your favourite cake recipe). The frosting is Italian Meringue Buttercream, and you can use Swiss Meringue Buttercream if you like
1. Trim the cake.
2. Smother evenly with cream. Use toothpicks to mark the cake. Create borders with cotton strings and pat on desiccated coconut.
3. Rub some desiccated coconut with pink gel colour and fill up the space within the borders with the pink coconut. Remove the cotton strings.
4. Draw the final details with melted dark chocolate
The idea didn't come out of thin air, but I referred to a picture from the internet
My niece loved the cake a lot :)