Easter Cake

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I am entering a contest put on by one of my favorite bloggers, Sweetopia! Every month she has a theme-based contest and opens it up to her readers for voting. This month the theme is Spring/Easter. I had the idea of combining cake, cookies and candies into an epic tower of goodness.

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At first I thought about incorporating Peeps since they are an icon of the Easter basket. I thought about trying to make a cake “basket” and then filling the basket with a ton of Easter candy but in the end I decided to keep it simple.

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I did end up cutting up some Peeps and putting them into the cake mix but that was pretty much pointless. They just melted right into the batter just like a co-worker told me they would. I used lemon cake mix for a three-tier cake.

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I made some bunny cookies ahead of time to cut down on the amount of work I would need to do on assembly day. I used Martha’s sugar cookie recipe and royal icing as usual.

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In the end, I liked the look of the Easter egg decorated cookies better than the bunnies for the type of cake I wanted so I put the eggs towards the front of the cake.

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I also made some little candies using a spring-themed candy mold and some candy melts. You just paint the candy inside the mold and they harden pretty quickly.

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The best decision in my opinion anyway was to use Smarties for decoration. The pastel colors are perfect for spring.

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I also used a few mini jawbreakers and some pearl candies for a little added detail.

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I couldn’t resist topping the thing with a chocolate bunny. I can’t decide if I like the look of the cake best with the gold foil on the bunny or without.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a good time making this cake. I am definitely looking forward to next month’s challenge as well!

One Comment

  1. Posted April 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I love the Easter Cookies. They look great. I blogged my effort yesterday but I may have a go at some cookies.

    http://willowcottagegarden.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/easter-egg-birthday-cake/

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