Here are instructions for making an Easter Bunny Cake and an Easter Switch Plate Cover.
Easter Bunny Cake
This is a really cute cake for your Easter celebration, or for any gathering of people who like bunnies.
Boxed cake mix
Oil, eggs, and water as noted on the cake package
Circle cake pans (8 or 9 inch)
Step 1 ~
Bake the cake into two 8 or 9 inch circle pans, as directed on the box. Turn them out onto a wire rack or inverted plate to cool before going on.
Step 2 ~
Using the knife, cut one of the circles into three pieces. One will be the bunny’s bow tie, and the other two will be his ears. Look at the picture as an example of where to cut. (The tie is in the middle, turned on it’s end.)
Step 3 ~
Arrange the pieces on your cookie sheet. The remaining full circle is the bunny’s face. Put the ears on top of his head, and the bow tie under his chin. You can put a bit of frosting between the pieces to hold them in place, and fill any gaps if your cuts weren’t perfect.
Step 4 ~
Frost the top and sides of the bunny with the white frosting. Mix small amounts of the remaining white frosting with food dye, and add decorative touches to the bunny. For instance, you might like to make the inner aspect of the bunny’s ears pink. Gave him a face with the colored frosting and decorate his bow tie if you like. If you’re using licorice, you can give the bunny whiskers with it. Otherwise, you can draw his whiskers on with frosting too.
Easter Switch Plate Cover
Decorate your light switch covers for the holiday with these cute covers. No electrical experience required!
Clear Contact paper
Construction paper in holiday colors
Pen or pencil
Optional: templates in holiday designs
Step 1 ~
You don’t need to have any electrical knowledge for this project, but you do have to get the switch cover off. Use the screw driver to carefully remove the cover.
Step 2 ~
You may need to wash your switch cover. They get grimy on the out side from being touched, and the back may be dusty or have construction leftovers slopped on it. Make sure that your switch cover is clean and dry, so that the Contact Paper will adhere properly later.
Step 3 ~
Lay your switch cover on the Contact Paper and trace around the outside edge, and inside the switch-opening too.
Step 4 ~
Now set your switch cover aside, and use your pen or pencil to mark a line about an inch beyond the rectangle that that you just traced. (This will be the overlap that turns under when you’re finished.)
Step 5 ~
Cut on that outer marked rectangle. Then cut out the inner hole for the switch to go through later.
Step 6 ~
Use your scissors and construction paper (and templates if you like) to cut out holiday shapes and designs for your switch cover. Peel back the release paper on the Contact Paper and stick your cut outs to it. Remember to put them ‘good’ side down, against the sticky side of the Contact Paper! Also, keep all your designs out of the one-inch border, since that part won’t show later.
Step 7 ~
When you’ve got your design in place, lay the switch cover on top of it, lining it up with the border line. Wrap the border up and stick it to the inner side of the switch plate. (You can cut a notch out of each corner to make it wrap more smoothly.)
Step 8 ~
Now screw your switch place back in place, and your Easter switch plate is finished. When the season is over, just unscrew it and carefully un-peel the Contact Paper. You can store it to use again next year.
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