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Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cakes on poka dot paper, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Easter is a fun time of year to celebrate with food and family
One cake mix makes 2 bunny cakes.
I made one out of coconut and the other out of marshmallow,
since not everyone likes coconut as much as I do.
This was super easy and fun to make!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake ingredients, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
Supplies
One cake mix -Any flavor
Coconut
Marshmallows
Frosting in a tub (I made mine with powder sugar-
this way my little fingers in the house do not eat the frosting. lol)
Jelly beans
Green Food coloring
Pink construction paper
Red licorice (if you desire whiskers)
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake mix, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeMaking the Cake
1st…Make the cake mixes following the direction on the back of the box (I usually substitute apple sauce for oil)
2nd…Grease and flour 2 pans (either 8 or 9 inch pan) and bake using the instructions on the box.
3rd…Take cakes out of the pan and put on a cooling rack.  Put in the freezer.
I made these cakes in the morning while I was cooking breakfast, and I finished the cake after dinner that same day. This way I can frost and decorate on my time!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow dying coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake, #dyingcoconutWhen the cake was baking, I made the green grass for the bunny to lay in.
How to make Green Grass Coconut
1st… Put 1 cup of coconut in a container with a lid.
2nd… Put 5-8 drops of green food coloring on top of the coconut.
3rd…  Put lid on the container and shake.
4th…Wow! Coloring coconut was that simple, and no mess!
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow instructions, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeAssembling the Bunny Cakes
1st… Place the cake down and cut in half.
2nd…Frost both sides of the halves.
3rd…Put the halves together and place on the platter you will be using to display the cake
4th…Cut a piece out of the front and frost the piece.  Put the frosted piece on the back for the tail.
Since the cake is cold, it frosts easily.
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake with coconut, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeFrost the Cake
Frost the outside of the cake, since the cake is cold; it frost easily.
Once you have frosted the outside and the frosting is drying, apply the coconut or the marshmallows.  Don’t let the frosting dry or the coconut or marshmallows will not stick.  Place the coconut or marshmallows in the palm of your hand and press on the cake.
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake ear making, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcake
The Ears
1st…Cut out the ears.
2nd… Pinch the ears at the bottom.
3rd…Cut a slit in the top of the cake were you cut a piece of cake out.
Slice from back to front.  Slide the ear bottom in the slit area.
All done…Now it is beginning to look more like a bunny and less like a car.  (As my kids say)
Easter bunny coconut or mashmallow cake the face, jelly beans, cake mix, #easterbunnycoconutcake, #easterbunnymashmallowcakeFinishing Up
Now add the jelly beans for a nose and two eyes.  You can use shoe string licorice for whiskers too.
Sprinkle green grass coconut on both sides of the bunny.  Add a few jelly to the grass coconut along side the bunny.

To Make the Bunny Fatter
To make the bunny fatter, you can use all 4- halves side by side to make him wider.

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Melted Crayon Easter Eggs, when the eggs are still hot draw on them with a crayon the BOLD BRIGHT COLORS pop and make the most beautiful eggs ever #CrayonEggs, #MeltedCrayonEggs, #Easter, #easterEggs, #KidCraftMelted Crayon Easter Eggs ~ How to dye your eggs with melted crayons

If you are looking for a fun new way to dye your Easter eggs this year, then give this a try. The BOLD, Bright colors will have your little ones giggling. Perfect for kids who like to draw or do craft projects.

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Melted Crayon Easter Eggs, when the eggs are still hot draw on them with a crayon the BOLD BRIGHT COLORS pop and make the most beautiful eggs ever #CrayonEggs, #MeltedCrayonEggs, #Easter, #easterEggs, #KidCraftThe eggs are HOT to be careful when doing this project with little children. All you have to do is touch the crayon to the hot egg and it melts on contact. It is more like painting the egg with wax.  The melted max makes a BOLD beautiful color.

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs, when the eggs are still hot draw on them with a crayon the BOLD BRIGHT COLORS pop and make the most beautiful eggs ever #CrayonEggs, #MeltedCrayonEggs, #Easter, #easterEggs, #KidCraftThe hardest part is picking up the egg and turning it over so you can color on the other side.  Best to have an adult do this, as the eggs are still hot. You can color designs on them, or just draw scribbles all over the egg…. they all turn out so fun!

Melted Crayon Easter Eggs, when the eggs are still hot draw on them with a crayon the BOLD BRIGHT COLORS pop and make the most beautiful eggs ever #CrayonEggs, #MeltedCrayonEggs, #Easter, #easterEggs, #KidCraftLet the eggs set, once cooled the wax will harden and stay the same bright colors. Such a fun way to color or dye your easter eggs.

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Does your family LOVE minions? My kids absolutely adore them…. that is why this year Minions will make a special appearance in their Easter Basket.  I mean come on, how can these little guys not make you smile… they are SO CUTE! Easy to make too!  You can watch our video, we showed you how to make Minion Eggs live!

To make your Easter Egg Minions you will need:

Minion Eggs, How to make Minion Easter Eggs, #Minions, #Eggs, #EasterFirst step is to separate the yellow and blue eggs, and then mismatch them. So one will now have a yellow top and a blue bottom. Cut the black electrical tape into a thin strip and stick it to the top yellow half.  Use a glue dot to stick a wiggly eye in place, draw on hair and a mouth with a black sharpie marker. EASY as that you have a bunch of adorable Minions to call your very own.

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Easter Eggs fun ways to dye Easter Eggs, Did you know you can do it with RICE and Food Color and it turns out amazing, Easter hacks, Speckled Eggs, Popular tricks Mess Free Easter Eggs ~ Made with dry rice and food coloring, Speckled Eggs

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My friend Marcee sent me a link to a kit were you dye Easter Eggs with rice and coloring.  She knows we always do fun egg dying projects each year with our kids.  The kit looked cool, but I wondered if I would just use supplies from my kitchen to get the same effect?  The kids and I tried it out and it worked, they come out so FUN!

To make these Speckled Easter Eggs you will need:

Place 1/4 of a cup of dry rice into a small plastic bowl, add 5-8 drops of food coloring and shake the rice so it is coated. Quickly add your egg, close with a lid and twirl and shake. It should only take about 30 seconds or less of shaking for you egg to be coated.  If it is not dark enough you can add a few more drops of of color.   I did four containers of rice one for each color, and for each egg I added a few more drops of color. The rice can be used over and over but dries out between each egg.

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If you only add a FEW drops of color and shake right away the egg will be bright and colorful and coated, and come out DRY so no messy fingers.  If you don’t add enough the eggs will only have a few speckles on them, BUT if you add to much the egg will come out rich in color and beautiful but wet and messy and will get all over your hands. I loved the MESS FREE option so we stuck with about 8 drops. Easter Eggs fun ways to dye Easter Eggs, Did you know you can do it with RICE and Food Color and it turns out amazing, Easter hacks, Speckled Eggs, Popular tricks

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