I don't often have the time to bake and decorate a cake any way I want. But I did earlier this week and it was fun!! I made this Easter Eggs in the Grass Cake!
I've had an itch for Easter for a couple of weeks now - even before I shared the Bunny Ears Cupcakes.
So when I bought a lot of pans on eBay, and one of the pans included was a Wilton Egg Pan (this link goes to Amazon, but I did buy my pans on eBay - a great resource for cheap pans!!), my wheels immediately started turning about how I could use the pan.
That's how this cake was born!
My only drawback to baking a cake "just for fun" is what to do with the cake after it's baked. Me and my kids do not need more cake! I mean, seriously.... we don't!
However, my cousin hinted at wanting to try one of my cakes a few months ago and she recently gave me a huge container of clothes for my boys... so I thought, to say "thank you" and because I love her... I'd give her and her family the cake!
So that's what I did!
This cake is butter cake with vanilla buttercream and the eggs are decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant. I used this Ateco Decorating Comb & Smoother to give texture to the sides.
For the eggs, I used my FMM Ribbon Cutter and the Wilton Fondant Ribbon Cutter Embosser Set. I used my 1M Tip for the grass and the flowers were made with the cutters/plungers from the Wilton Gum Paste Flowers set.
And this pretty pink cake stand? A gift from my wonderful husband! PS. The stand in the first picture was this Waterford Crystal Ballet Icing Cake Stand (it's soooo pretty IRL - you can't see the gorgeous details in that picture)!
Any questions about this cake? Leave them in the comments and I’m happy to answer them if I can!!
Yaneri -Sweet Baker
This is sooooo cute Rose!!! Cute cute eggs!! Love them!!
Love the pastel colors!! Perfect for Easter!!!
Yeah, I agree.......kids don't need more cake.........I don't need cake!! hahaha!!
Thanks so much Yaneri!!
Hi, Rose! I love this cake. It looks too good to eat, very neat and tidy. Is there any particular reason you chose to use the 1M tip for the grass as opposed to the 233 grass/hair tip? I actually think I prefer the look of the 1M tip for this particular cake...it really works! But I probably would not have even thought of using 1M and gone straight to the 233 tip for grass. Good call! What made you use it?
Thanks so much Kim. As for your question, the answer is... In a word, laziness!! Ha! The grass tip takes SO much more time to pipe than a large open star like the 1M. I knew if I tried to cover the entire surface of the cake in "grass" with that tip, my hand would be all cramped up in a matter of minutes! And since this wasn't a "paid" cake, I figured I'd try the easier 1M tip and see what happened... and I loved the results in the end 🙂
I figured in your asnwer to my question, there would be a logical, practical, and perfectly sane reason for your choice of tip, and as usual, you didn't disappoint. Thanks, Rose!
Hi Rose! Awesome cake! Are the decorative eggs plastic, or is it cake?
How did you do that?
I linked to a Wilton Egg pan up in the post - I Just baked a couple of those, decorated them in fondant, put them on the cake, ,then piped the grass around them.