Cake Coma

Remember that bunny cake I made to bring to Ryan’s family’s Easter lunch? 

Well that little sucker put me over the edge after a day of eating (and eating!) and I am now in a cake coma. 

My tummy is suuuuper full of cake, pie, salmon, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, pineapple soufflé and more. Phew!  

Thank goodness holidays are spread out a bit otherwise I might have to be a professional sumo-wrestler.  

Sumo Julie (Created with Sub-Par Photo-Editing Skills)


The cake coma was definitely worth it though. We enjoyed a wonderful day great food and family. 

Sadie, Ryan & Ryan's Grandma, Jan


I loved his grandma’s outfit and thought it was perfect for Easter! 🙂   

(Side note: Please give Sadie a lot of credit for actually looking at the camera in the above picture. Yay, Sadie!) 

Ryan’s Mom & Dean
Baby Dominic

Before lunch, we snacked on a lot of appetizers. I loved the deviled eggs and shrimp cocktail.   

I also enjoyed a glass of white sangria (or three 😉 ), which I believe was a Paula Deen recipe (Love her!). 


Before long it was time for lunch. Ryan’s mom made the most delicious salmon and the lunch spread was amazing. 

I filled up my plate and dug in! 


I ate every last bite and enjoyed seconds of the mac and cheese and pineapple soufflé. After about an hour or so, the dessert spread came out. 

Unfortunately dessert went undocumented, but I had a slice of coconut cream pie, a slice of my funfetti bunny cake and two small scoops of chocolate ice cream. I went back for “small bites” of the funfetti cake on numerous occasions… Hence my current cake coma. 

Once everyone started heading home, Ryan, Sadie and I said our goodbyes and hopped in the car to head back to Orlando. Luckily the drive went by fairly quickly and we’re planning on spending the rest of the evening relaxing. 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Bunny Cake: Part Two


Right now my sister is still sleeping and the Bunny is hiding eggs, so I figured I’d take advantage of some quiet time that I likely will not have the rest of the day and update the ol’ blog!


After yesterday’s doggie 5k race, everyone was pretty tired! While I blogged, the whole family, including Sadie the Race Dog, napped.

Once everyone was awake, we headed out on the boat for a two-hour boat ride in the beautiful sun. About an hour into our ride, we saw three dolphins and one was an itty-bitty baby! I’ve never seen such a young dolphin. The baby was so teeny!!!

Once we got back home, we all showed and got ready for church.

Ready to Go

Uno Mas

Right outside of our church, there was a pen of bunnies and baby chicks that were rescued by a young man. He allowed people to hold the animals, so of course my sister and I took full advantage and held a peeping little chick.

Little Chickie

Me & Chick

Two Chicks

Apparently the mama hen was killed by a coyote, so the little chicks were all on their own. They seemed to be doing really well and were beyond adorable.


After church, we were a hungry bunch and headed out to dinner at The Clubhouse.

All of my foodie pictures came out dark, but dinner was delicious! We split cheeseburger sliders as an appetizer and I enjoyed sushi and miso soup for my entrée. My dinner also came with fried bananas and ice cream which were surprisingly good!

Bunny Cake Number Two

Post-dinner, we headed home where I immediately got to work on BUNNY CAKE NUMBER TWOOOO!

Since Bunny Cake Number One was tasty and didn’t last 24 hours in our house, I knew I had my work cut out for me on my second attempt.

I made the second bunny cake using funfetti cake mix (I love this stuff!) and whipped fluffy white icing.

The Process

After a lot of cutting, frosting, and shaping, the bunny was ready for decorating.

Bun Bun

I made him fluffy with shredded coconut, and used jelly beans and twizzlers for his facial features.

Eat Me!

We haven’t sliced into this bunny cake yet because I am taking it to Ryan’s family’s Easter lunch.

I do know that the cake is pretty tasty thought because we had some cake scraps leftover, which we iced up and devoured immediately last night. 😉

Bunny Cake


  • Cake, prepared in two round pans
  • White icing
  • Candy to create facial features
  • Shredded coconut


Slice one cake in half and “glue” slices together with icing to create the bunny’s body. Ice the body completely.

Slice a small head, two narrow ears and a tail out of the second cake. You may need to cut off a layer of the head, ears and tail to make them thinner to attach to the body they do not stick out too much and look disproportionate. Attach the head, ears and tail to the body and ice completely. Use candy to create the bunny’s face and sprinkle with coconut to create bunny “fluff.”