Fun Easter Egg Cake
I started off this Easter egg cake by making two cakes. One was a sheet cake pan that requires 11 cups of cake mix (almost two boxes worth)! For the second cake I used the top of my small roasting pan so that it would look oval like an egg. This time I choose to use a yellow cake mix and a chocolate cake mix.
Then I started making lots of butter cream frosting and then tinted it for different shades of things I wanted. For the egg decorations, I used pink, blue, yellow, purple and orange. All tinted with the Wilton Icing colors paste. The grass color was made up using yellow and blue mixed with a very small amount of red. The basket weave was supposed to be more brown, but I couldn’t quite get it right.
When my cakes cooled and the frosting was made, I placed my sheet cake on a large wooden cutting board I had. I put waxed paper under the edges so that the frosting wouldn’t get all over the wood as I decorated. Then, I did a crumb coat of butter cream frosting. Once that was done, I started making the grass. In hindsight, I would have made the grass after I had finished the egg and the basket weave on the sides.
I frosted the egg with a crumb coat of butter cream frosting and then I placed it in the middle of the sheet cake. I just randomly chose tips to make different patterns and shapes and then filled in the white spots with tip #18 or #27.
For the basket weave, I used tip # 47 and it helped to raise my cake up onto something stable to frost the sides.
The grass was made using tip # 233 and it was easy and a lot of fun! I almost couldn’t stop doing it!
Easter Nest Cake
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.
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 decoration.
Starburst Easter Egg Cake
For this Easter Egg Cake, I used my regular chocolate cake recipe (from Baker’s Chocolate). I usually use it for two 8″ round cakes, but I baked it in Wilton’s 3-D Egg Pan. Then, I prepared buttercream icing. I used the recipe on the Wilton website, using all butter and no vegetable shortening. Also, I made rolled marshmallow fondant with the recipe found on the Wilton website.
Once my cake was baked and cooled, I put both parts of the egg together and iced it with the buttercream. Then, I let it sit in the refrigerator while I colored my fondant so that the icing would be hard.
In order to color my fondant, I used Wilton’s icing colour. I used “Lemon Yellow”, “Violet” and “Rose”. After getting the right color, it was time to roll it out and cover the cake. I cut out the extras and smoothed it out. Then, I put it back in the refrigerator while I got my other colours ready. After, I used Wilton’s daisy fondant cut-outs to make my shapes with the fondant. Using a little bit of water, I stuck them on the cake. With the left-overs of fondant I made the little “eggs” at the bottom.
Overall, it too me about 5 hours, including baking the cake. Everyone said they were very impressed with my cake!
Faberge Easter Egg Cake
This Faberge Egg Cake is a German chocolate cake with the traditional coconut, pecan filling, topped with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant, piped with royal icing.
I did not use an egg cake pan and actually carved this cake shape by hand! Because of this, it may not be perfectly shaped! :)
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