Despite the war and rationing, people tried to celebrate the holidays as traditionally as possible. I found this ad for Swift Premium Ham in a 1944 copy of American Home on page 344.
I found this bunny cake ad in a March 3, 1941 issue of Life magazine, put it away and forgot about it. It resurfaced again when I was looking for the Easter Ham ad and I thought it would be the perfect cake for the Easter holiday. It originally appeared just 8 months before the US would enter World War II.
If you have a desire to make this cake, here are the instructions:
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