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7 Decorating Ideas to Use on Easter Cakes

Since I started baking birthday cakes for Cake4Kids, I have been learning new decorating techniques. These ideas are not just for birthday cakes, either. What I am learning can be transferred to any holiday cake.

Look below to see how the various techniques can be used for this year’s Easter cake. And once you’ve made an Easter cake, you are ready to employ the technique on your next birthday cake.

The ideas shown are fondant, unicorn-style, multi-colored layers with sprinkles, naked cake, make your own shape cake, watercolor, drip, and ombre.

Easter Mini Log Cake (by Tracey Lau).

It would be easy to transform a round cake into this textured log. Add some buttercream flowers and a fondant bunny and butterfly. Oh, so cute and easy to do.

Bunny Easter Cake (by Dulce Gourmet). This bunny cake is reminiscent of the ever-so-popular unicorn cake. You could add flowers to this sweetie, if you want more color. And you can go to this post (ideas to decorate a unicorn cake) to get ideas for your bunny cake.

Easter Layer Cake (by The Gunny Sack). Each layer is a different spring color. Top with sprinkles and, TA DA, you are done. For another look, you could “naked frost the sides and the lovely cake colors would show.

Naked Carrot Cake (by The Little Epicurean). Carrot cake is always a good choice for an Easter or spring celebration. This baker used real carrots on top. With a little work, you could fashion fondant or modeling chocolate carrots to adorn your cake.

Cutest Easter Bunny Cake (by Food and Wine).  Bake two rounds and cut them according to the directions. Ice and then top with coconut. Use candy to make eyes, a nose, and whiskers. Sprinkles make a lovely bow-tie. This is sure to delight any child.

Easter Bunny Watercolour Cake (by Wilton). Have you tried the watercolor icing technique yet? It is easy and fast. Check out this video. The way the decorator made the bunny on the side of the cake is clever.

 

Mini Egg Drip Cake (by Jane’s Patisserie). Here is an Easter example of a drip cake. Pipe on some buttercream nests and top with Easter candies. This link also gives you the details on how to make the cake.

Modern Ombre Easter Cake (by Think. Make. Share). You’d never guess this “messy” first photo would end up with something so lovely. Learn this technique on an Easter cake and then use it for other themes, too.

Your Turn . . .

  • What technique will you try for your Easter cake? Next cake?
  • What have you already tried? Any tips?

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Today is National Unicorn Day & Here’s A Cake To Go With It

Today is National Unicorn Day. You’ve probably seen that unicorn cakes are in. Cake4Kids (C4K) volunteers have made these. Look at some of their ideas and ideas from Pinterest to get you started.
Most of the cakes I initially saw, had lots of flowers in lots of colors for the mane, and a gold horn with black, eyelash eyes on the side.

One of the cakes that exemplify this style. Cake made by a C4K volunteer.

Monochromatic flowers. Some bakers stuck to a monochromatic theme like this one for a boy. A C4Kids volunteer decorated this one.

Note the purple eyelashes and silver horn. Nice.

Instead of Flat Stanley, make a Flat Unicorn on a round cake.

This cake also has a lovely paisley design going around the cake.

Or decorate a sheet cake with a unicorn.

Love the purple horn.

Of course, sprinkles always make a great decorative accent.

A C4K volunteer made this birthday cake.

Horn ideas. You can make the horns out of fondant, Jello, modeling chocolate, a giant twist lollipop. or an ice cream cone. You can leave the cone plain or decorate it by frosting it and twirling it in sprinkles. EDITED to ADD – You can make a horn out of caramels, candy melts, and pretzel rods

These eyes are different than the norm and so cute.

Ear ideas. The ears can be made out of fondant, modeling chocolate, or marshmallows. You can also use marshmallows to make unicorn marshmallow pops.

This C4K cake has blue ears, horn, and eyelashes.

Cupcakes. Decorate each one as a unicorn with a gold candle for the horn and tiny flowers for hair. Or make a cupcake pull apart unicorn.

This pull apart has 21 cupcakes. It would be easy to add a few more to get to the usually required 2 dozen cupcakes.

And don’t forget about the board. It can look festive, as well.

This cake is baked and plated by a C4K volunteer.

There is a Cake4Kids sister duo that has made 6 unicorn cakes. Yep, 6. They now feel they have that technique down.
Like the idea of baking such a beauty, check out this video by Nerdy Nummies.
Feel too intimidated? Sacramento peeps, check out Jaynee Cakes. She has a class where you can learn how to make 3 types of unicorn cakes.
Your Turn . . . 
  • Show us photos of your unicorn cakes.
  • Share your tips or links, as well. 
  • Which cake from above is your fave? Will you be baking it?
  • If you live in CA and want more information about C4K, let me know.
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