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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best decision in my opinion anyway was to use Smarties for decoration. The pastel colors are perfect for spring.
I also used a few mini jawbreakers and some pearl candies for a little added detail.
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!