Bunnies, Chicks and Lambs

Bunnies, Chicks and Lambs
Bake 350°F 15 mins to 18 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 ounces) pound-cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 9 plain doughnut holes
  • Plain paper
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Marshmallows
  • mini candy-coated chocolates,
  • small candy hearts
  • red licorice laces
  • Tootsie Rolls

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour nine 6-ounce glass custard cups. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Divide batter evenly among custard cups. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack, and cool 5 minutes. Invert and cool completely. Trim top to make level.

Bunnies:

2. Cover three doughnut holes and three cupcakes with frosting; roll in coconut, covering completely. Place cupcakes on serving plate, and attach doughnut holes, for heads, using frosting. Cut marshmallows in quarters for paws and feet. Cut bunny ears out of paper and press into heads. For each face, use candy-coated chocolates for eyes and a candy heart for mouth.

Lambs:

3. Cover three doughnut holes and three cupcakes with frosting; roll in coconut, covering completely. Place cupcakes on serving plate. Attach doughnut holes, for heads, using frosting. Cut two Tootsie Rolls in half, and arrange as legs. For each face, shape another Tootsie Roll into a 1-inch rounded triangle, and attach with frosting. Use candy-coated chocolate pieces for eyes. For ears, cut marshmallows in half and trim. Wrap licorice laces around necks for collars; trim. Place small candy below each collar for bell.

Chicks:

4. With food coloring, tint remaining coconut yellow, rubbing coconut between fingers to distribute color evenly. Cover three doughnut holes and three cupcakes with frosting; roll in coconut, covering completely. Place cupcakes on serving plate. Attach doughnut holes, for heads, using frosting. For each face, use candy-coated chocolates for eyes and a candy heart inserted into frosting for beak. Place several 1-inch pieces of licorice lace into tops of doughnuts for crests.