My mom used to make these with us when I was a kid. Big time 1980's project here. I told the kids about it and they were eager to make one. They just couldn't picture how to cut the ears and bow-tie to make the Bunny.
You will need:
Two round cakes of equal size
Candy of you choice
Coconut (optional fur)
Take a knife and cut out the bow-tie from the center of one of the round cakes. This is gives you the bow tie and two ears.
Place them on a piece of cardboard covered in aluminum foil or a sheet pan bottom side up.
Frosting your Bunny. We chose to have a white bunny.
The kids decided they didn't like coconut and didn't want it as fur. If you want coconut just sprinkle it on top of the frosting where needed.
Choose a color of frosting for the inside of the ears and bow-tie.
You can use jelly beans, gumballs, etc for the eyes and nose.
Shoe string licorice, sprinkles, or round candies would make great whiskers.
Sometimes, I just want to tell the kids how to do it, but then they aren't using their creativity and are just doing what I say. Resist the temptation to guide the kids or criticize their choices. It will turn out, and if not you're just going to eat it anyway.