I made this Easter Egg cake for the 1st Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt held by the bar downstairs from my apartment. I used Wilton's egg pan that's been discontinued (got it from eBay) and a French Vanilla Duncan Hines 2-layer cake mix.
I put a cookie sheet under the egg pan like someone on this site had recommended and had no problems with the cake coming out lopsided or misshapen. I used a fair amount of Baker's Joy because I wanted to be sure it came out intact and it did.
I frosted it with Wilton's white frosting and let it chill in the fridge for a 1/2 hour. Then I used Wilton's frosting tubes in violet, pink and yellow for the piped stars and wavy lines. The candy bunnies were an afterthought but once I put the first one in the middle, he looked lonely so I put some others on there for balance.
I rolled out pink fondant and used a bunny cookie cutter and an egg cookie cutter so that the board wouldn't look so plain.
My son's first birthday fell on Easter, so we decided to have an Easter-themed birthday party, complete with an Easter egg cake. I bought an egg-shaped cake pan online. I used yellow cake mix and frosted it with vanilla frosting. I then made different types of lines (squiggle, ribbon, star, flower, straight, etc.) using various tips in pastel colors.
To get the pastel colors, I mixed the white frosting with a little bit of pink, yellow, blue, green, or purple food coloring. To dress up the cake a little bit, I rubbed coconut shreds with a little bit of green food coloring and sprinkled it all around the outside of the cake, so it would look like the fake grass used in Easter baskets.
The cake itself was pretty small and we had 40 plus guests, so I decided to bake lots of cupcakes to go along with it. The cupcakes were different flavors but they were all iced with pastel frosting.
For the shape of this Easter Egg cake I used a 10" round tine. I cut out a 3" diameter from the center using a cookie cutter and approximately 2" deep.
For the bedding nest I used coloured desiccated coconut with green colour. Pour the colour in a sealable bag add coconut, seal bag and shake. Icing: butter icing and green food colouring. For the nest i used butter icing and brown food colouring.
ICING: Ice the cutout area of the cake and the depth with the green icing and then sprinkle the green coconut on top. Ice the remainder of the cake with brown. Overlap the green icing slightly over the brown.
Using a fork create a nest effect on the brown icing. (top & sides). I used mini eggs and chicks for decorations.
I made this Chocolate Easter Egg cake for Easter dinner at my mother-in-law's house. I used Wilton's Easter Egg pan and a 2-layer boxed banana cake mix.
I used chocolate frosting (chocolate & banana-yum) and at the last minute decided to use Wilton's ready-to-use fondant that comes in packs of 4 colors. I only used the hot pink, purple and yellow and rolled them out on the table then used my daughter's "rolling pin" that came with her Play-Doh set to cut out small circles and put them all around the cake in random places.
I tinted some coconut flakes green for the grass and put jelly beans all around for even more color. The tray was pretty colorful by itself but I love lots of color (hides mistakes!).