If you ask us, animals and cookware are always a welcome combo—take our piglet pan, for (adorable) example—but Nordic Ware has really taken it to the next level. When we came across their 3-D Bunny Cake Pan, our first thought was “What?!” And our second was “How?!”
Fortunately, our own Erin McDowell, intrepid baking consultant at-large, was on hand to give the pan a whirl, showing us just how easy it is to use, and how simply stunning that big ol’ bunny can turn out to be.
Erin found that Nordic Ware’s instructions guided her loyally through the process. That meant starting with a standard pound cake recipe, pouring the batter into one half of the bunny, then clamping the other half on top. (The important part here is making sure the half with the venting hole is on top!) Leave it to bake and it’ll dutifully grow into the shape of the bunny.
When frosting time arrived, Erin opted for a beautiful, shining chocolate glaze. She applied three layers just to be safe, and the result was a shimmering beaut of a rabbit. We hated to cut into it but, uh, hey—it’s still cake, isn’t it? Of course, I (along with the rest of the office) definitely took a bunch of Instagrammable photos first...
Though slightly daunted at first, Erin found the 3-D bunny to be an easy bake in the end. It’s also a big one, though, and we’re not always that ambitious, so it’s nice to have options—that’s why we’ve got a ton of other novelty shapes, from adorable bunny cakelets and beautiful floral shapes to bite-size conversation hearts. Somehow cakes just seem to taste better when they look like something cute.
What’s the craziest shape you’ve ever baked a cake into? Tell us about it!