As Easter hops its way into our collective homes, it brings with it hands down the greatest holiday candy ever. There’s something utterly appealing about the handheld shape and size of those pastel-colored candy shells and creamy milk chocolate centers – I know I’m not the only one who can eat them by the bowl-ful! So what’s better than bowls of candied mini chocolate eggs? Yeah. A cake covered in them!
Start with a simply frosted buttercream cake. Then, for high visual effect, simply nestle each mini egg into the top of the cake, pressing down slightly to adhere. Space each mini egg evenly away from each other for design impact. I started from the outside working in a circle and making my way inward.
I just love the easy graphical punch those pastel colored egg shapes create on the top of a cake. Simple and effective!
P.S. – you can also make those super adorable pink paper bow tie bunny cake toppers, too!
Now, on to this next sweet beauty of a cake! Do you have Spring flowers blooming in your garden? Every year our camellia bush opens up these bright, cherry red hued cartoon-like flowers. I just love them – they originate from China and Japan and when they grow into big trees they have this very Queen of Hearts Alice In Wonderland puffy rose feel! The naked cake has been very popular of late – simply crumb coat your cake and leave it as is, with a little cake showing through. I snipped the camellia fairly short and arranged the flowers right on top.
You’ll want organic, unsprayed flowers to use on your cake, of course. If you don’t have flowers in the garden you can always ask your local florist.
Ah, Spring! How simple was that? Lovely for the Easter table or for a bridal shower or birthday.
What are your easy cake decorating tips and ideas?