It’s pretty easy. Two round cakes, one makes the head, and you cut the second into the bow tie and ears. Assemble, frost, and decorate with coconut, jellybeans, licorice, etc. You can add food coloring to some of the coconut to create different colored areas, and as a kid, it’s fun.
And I’m not the only one with the bunny cake memories.
So I consulted my mom recently for advice on what to bring to a dog themed party. Of course mom got right on it, and I described to her amazing party food I’d seen recently, including Rozanne’s sister’s March of the Penguins appetizers . (Note to self: they would make a great Academy Awards party treat: seriously, check that link out!) Within a day, mom sent an e mail suggesting a Wink cake—a variation on the bunny cake.
Wink, the original:
Wink, the cake:
Yellow box cake (sorry, not enough time for scratch) and cream cheese frosting recipe courtesy of epicurious.com (what did I do before epicurious?). A little toasted coconut for her unique ear color, a dusting of coconut all over, jellybeans, and voila. I even remembered to use the cutting board covered in foil as the platform. Great thinking mom! Party was great and Wink got to play with lots of big dogs, hop on lots of people’s laps, and run around in a new environment. Quite fun. And then we ate her. Or, at least her cake.
If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.