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.
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.
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.