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Coolest Easter Basket Cake 14

by Caroline W.
(Bedford, Beds, UK)

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

My 8 year old daughter's school were doing an Easter display and asked all the children to make an Easter Basket out of an material they liked. My daughter asked if we could do ours out of cake!!

We made three round chocolate cakes and filled them with chocolate butter cream. We then carved a hole in the center of the top of the cake, and covered the whole cake in a layer of butter cream.

We rolled out white fondant icing into strips and weaved them together before VERY carefully layered this over the sides of the cake to create the basket.

Inside the hole in the top we piped fine squiggly lines of yellow butter cream to create the look of straw. And piped green butter cream at the bottom of the cake for grass.

Next we filled the center with mini chocolate eggs and flake pieces and placed mini sugar bunnies, chicks and fondant butterflies around the cake.

The handle was made by covering cake wiring in white fondant icing.

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Coolest Easter Basket Cake 16

by Robin D.
(Rice, Va)

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

I made this Easter Basket cake for our family's Easter egg hunt. Everyone loved it! I used yellow cake mix (just 1 box).

I just used two 8in round cake pans for this cake. I mixed the Wilton decorating icing with Wilton Rose pink coloring for the basket. I used the basket weaving tip for this. Tip #48 I think. I did a thin layer of green icing on the top and covered it with green coconut. I just put the shredded coconut (about half a bag) in a Ziploc bag and put like 8 drops of green food coloring in it, closed it then just shook it and worked the food coloring into the coconut with my hands.

Then I just put that on top the cake with some Starburst Easter eggs on that! It was really easy! Everyone thought the "grass" on top was the bag grass that you buy for Easter baskets. The green turned out perfect and the pink was very festive! It fed about 15 people.

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Great Easter Cake Design
by: Lisa

I just loved the colors of this cake. It looks just like a Easter basket. Great job! I think I will try this next year too. Thank you for posting.

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Coolest Easter Basket Cake 9

by Tammy
(Victoria, Australia)

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

This Easter basket cake was designed for my Nephew's first Birthday. I started with three cakes, which I used packet mixes and colored pink, lilac and yellow and sandwiched these together with buttercream. I found a great recipe for buttercream on the Wilton's website. I used the High Humidity Icing recipe, as I was afraid of the hot weather ruining the icing before the cake got to the party.

I decorated the cake with basketweave (instructions for this were on the Wilton's web site) piping and added marshmallow chickens and rabbits to the side of the cake. I cut a section out of the top of the cake and filled it with green tinted shredded coconut to form a 'nest'. Alternatively, you could use green icing piped as grass instead of the coconut for the 'nest'

I then filled the nest with chocolate eggs and 'chickens' which I purchased from a novelty shop. It was a huge hit.

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Coolest Easter Basket Cake 11

by Jennifer M.
(Freeport, New York, U.S.A.)

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

Homemade Easter Basket Cake

I made this Easter basket cake for this past Easter. I made the "basket" portion of the cake using lemon cake mix and half of the sport ball cake pan. I then shaved off about 1/2" off the rounded edge of the cake to make a flat surface for the cake to stand.

I used buttercream icing in brown with the flat tip and red buttercream with the round tip to make the basketweave effect on the base. The top edge of the basket was made using the star tip.
I then made the grass using the grass/hair tip in green buttercream.

The handle is the "pull and tear" twizzler with toothpicks inserted in the ends. The "eggs" are the new premium M&M's that have a speckled metallic finish.

My husband didn't want to cut it up, so it unfortunately didn't get eaten until about 3 days later and was starting to turn stale.

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