Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

Happy Easter everyone! We had so much fun this weekend - dying eggs, hunting for Easter eggs, decorating Easter cookies and making a BUNNY CAKE!
On Saturday, Dylan with the assistance of his mommy, Shruthi, and aunties decorated Easter eggs for the first time. This three-year-old was super excited to carefully dip the eggs into the colored water and decorate them with adorable stickers. We helped him write the names of our family on them.
Easter Sunday started with an egg hunt for Dylan and his baby sister, Keira. They were both eager to grab as many eggs as possible and put them into their Pottery Barn easter baskets. They met the Easter bunny, had their face (and arm) painted and got their own pink and blue balloon bunnies. It was such a fun afternoon!
Our sister created her beautiful dinner table using floral plates from Villeroy and Bach, elegant white linens, white Williams Sonoma napkin rings and Williams Sonoma’s adorable egg shaped placecard holders.
Our brother-in-law, Brian, is quite the chef and every year, we look forward to his delicious holiday meals. This Easter, we enjoyed a slow roasted leg of lamb, roasted asparagus, sweet potatoes and fingerling potatoes.
For dessert, Pastry Chef Dylan helped us create sugar cookies and a bunny cake. We used Williams Sonoma’s Stamp and Style Easter cookie cutters to create cookies in the shape of eggs, baskets, bunnies and flowers. We decorated the cookies with royal icing. Our go-to sugar cookie recipe comes from Karen’s Cookies (see below for recipe links).   
Dylan was super excited to create the bunny cake. Trust us, this cake was much easier to make than it looks! Dylan insisted on using an egg cracker to crack the eggs for the batter. This tool is a must have when baking with children. See his demonstration below!
We baked our favorite chocolate cake in two 8-inch round pans. Our go-to recipe is Martha Stewart’s Salted Caramel 6-Layer Cake recipe. We made this cake without the caramel and in 2 layers. After the cakes cooled, we used Toba Garret’s decorators’ buttercream icing to frost the middle of the cakes.
To create the bunny cake:
-Cut the cake into two-thirds and one-thirds sections
-Turn the larger portion upside down to create the Bunny’s body
-Cut the smaller section in half and use one half turned upside down for the bunny’s face and further divide the remaining section in half to create the legs
To decorate the bunny cake:
-Frost the rest of the cake with icing and shaved coconut
-Ears: Milano Cookies
-Eyes and Whiskers: Black Jelly Beans
-Nose: Pink Jelly Bean
-Teeth: White Jelly Beans
-Cheeks, Paws and Tail: Marshmallows
-Additional cake decorations: Lindt Easter eggs and Jelly Beans

“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” ––Lucy Van Pelt from the Peanuts

Recipes From This Party
Sugar Cookies: Allrecipes
Royal Icing: Karen's Cookies
Stamp and Style Easter Cookie Cutters: Williams Sonoma
Chocolate Cake:
Bunny Cake Step By Step Directions: Food Network
Chocolate Cake: Martha Stewart
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Floral Plates: Villeroy & Bach
Napkin Rings: Williams Sonoma
Egg Placecard Holders: Williams Sonoma
“Peter Cottontail” Singing Boy Bear: PAPYRUS

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  1. oh my gosh that cake is so cute I have to try it! the sugar cookies on the other hand... I've never really mastered the art of!

  2. The bunny cake and the cookies are amazing looking. I don't think I could do either justice.

  3. That is such a cute cake and cookies. I think my niece would like to make the cake with me.

  4. that white chocolate cake looks amazing and the party seems like a smash hit

  5. So cute! My husband and I tried to make a cake like that once but it was a total Pinterest fail moment :)

  6. OMG soooo cute, going to bookmark this for my upcoming visit to Austin for Easter!

  7. That bunny cake is too pretty to eat! Dylan surely enjoys using the egg cracker! :)

  8. Talk about a great way to make sure that Easter is going to be fun for the kids! I love how you celebrated Easter. All the details are perfect.

  9. My my my! That cake is soo cute and would be such a hit with kids, your kids look precious too. Looks like you had great fun

  10. I love the creativity of the cakes! Looks so good and children will love this so much.

  11. I really like your cake! Super cute. I’m not at all ready for Easter but I am hoping to prepare a tiny bit ahead of time this year.

  12. Sooo cute! The bunny cake, the cookies like Easter is so much enjoyable by celebrating it with the kids!

  13. Easter festivities are so much fun! I really hope the snow melts in time for us to have a Easter egg hunt this year.

  14. That party looks like so much funny! The kids surely seem to have had a blast. Such a cute cake.

  15. Aww that cake looks so cute, and like an easy enough tone to do with the kids too

  16. Peter cotton tail is the cutest ever, i love baking for Easter, its so colorful and festive especiailly when you are able to get the kids involved in the process


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