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BUNNY CAKE

Can you believe it's that time of year already? The bunny and I do battle in the kitchen.

For those of you who are new to this blog, I try every year to make luscious 7-minute frosting for a bunny cake for Easter. Every year, disaster strikes, whether in the form of a spoon stuck in a solid ball of sugar-water mixture that I boiled too long, or sometimes, the mixture just doesn't ever form a ball at all.

My battle with the bunny has become a huge family tradition. It originated in my husband's family -- his mom used to make it every year, with fabulous foolproof results.

For me, it's been a challenge. But every year, I try again. Last year I even bought a candy thermometer! (FYI, it didn't help)

My results are never perfect -- at least not yet -- but I always manage to make a decent batch of frosting eventually, after two or three trys. And once it goes on the cake and is covered with coconut, it actually looks pretty good, and tastes wonderful.

Some day, though, I will achieve complete success. And when I do, I hope I can remember what the heck I did differently.

Wish me luck!

Kate

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mizkit
Mar. 22nd, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
I am utterly fascinated by this frosting disaster in the making!
katedonovan
Mar. 24th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
It went pretty well this time, although it got off to a scary start. Before I even started making the frosting, I removed the cooled, white layer cakes from the pans, and on the bottom of one pan, the residue formed -- I'm not kidding -- the face and ears of a bunny.

And a scowling, no less.

It was intimidating, but I forged onward, and the frosting came out as close to "right" as it has so far. Not quite stiff and voluminous enough, but once spread on the cake and covered with coconut, it looked and tasted perfect.

By the way, I love your nephew for biting the chocolate bunny's head off!!
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