Easter is tomorrow!
Still looking for an easy, yet fun, awesome way to decorate your cake for your family's Easter dinner?
Don't worry! I got you covered!! ;)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
YOUR FAVORITE CAKE RECIPE. ( from scratch is preferred)
3 GEL COLORS ( I used pink, lemonade yellow and teal from Wilton)
YOUR FAVORITE FROSTING RECIPE.
1 BAG OF MINI MARSHMALLOWS (FRUITY FLAVORS which are pastel colors)
1 BOX OF LARGE PEEPS.
1 BAG OF EGG SHAPED MARSHMALLOWS.
EDIBLE EASTER GRASS.
A COUPLE WOODEN SKEWERS (thin)
A COUPLE OF TOOTHPICKS
TOOLS YOU WILL NEED:
START BY MAKING YOUR FAVORITE CAKE BATTER
DIVIDE THE BATTER IN THREE EQUAL PARTS.
(Doesn't have to be exact. Just try to get it as close as possible.)
USE YOUR FOOD COLORING TO DYE EACH BATTER.
BAKE EACH BATTER SEPARATELY.
I recommend putting your cakes in the fridge for at least two hours. Just make sure to cover them well.
This helps bring out the moisture in the cake.
NEXT: STACK THE CAKES AND TRIM THEM.
I like to trim off the top of the cake as well as the edges. Just use a knife and carefully remove a thin layer from the top and edges.
It should look like this:
NEXT STEP IS TO WORK ON THE FROSTING.
ONCE YOUR FROSTING IS DONE. GRAB YOUR FROSTING SPATULA AND ITS FROSTING TIME! :)
NOW THAT YOUR CAKE IS FROSTED, IT'S TIME TO ADD THE MINI MARSHMALLOWS
FILL A ZIPLOC BAG WITH FROSTING, CLIP OFF THE TIP AND PIPE A THIN LINE UPWARDS TO GLUE THE MARSHMALLOWS TO THE CAKE.
NEXT FEW PICTURES WILL SHOW YOU HOW.
GO AROUND THE CAKE UNTIL ITS ALL COVERED. DON'T DO ANYTHING TO THE TOP OF THE CAKE YET.
AFTER YOU ARE DONE PLACING THE MARSHMALLOWS, GRAB ABOUT 10 STRINGS OF GRASS AND SHAPE IT LIKE A BASKET'S HANDLE.
This takes a little working around it. Just take your time. Push the grass in the cake so it doesn't come off.
IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS WHEN YOU ARE DONE.
THE GRASS CAME WITH A FEW TINY BUNNIES. I PLACED A BUNNY ON EACH END AS AN EXTRA TOUCH.
NEXT: USE THE TOOTHPICKS TO PLACE THE PEEPS AND THE EGGS INTO PLACE, ON THE CAKE.
THIS IS HOW I PLACED MINE.
YOU CAN DO WHATEVER ARRANGEMENT YOU WANT.
NEXT GRAB YOUR WOODEN SKEWERS. MAKE A ROW OF MARSHMALLOWS WITH IT.
(As you can see I quickly realized that I needed some powdered sugar to rub on the skewer in between placing the marshmallows. Otherwise they curl up like shown on the next picture.)
POWDERED SUGAR TO THE RESCUE!!
DO THE SAME WITH THE TOOTHPICKS. ADD ABOUT FOUR MARSHMALLOWS PER TOOTHPICK.
ONCE YOU ARE DONE, PLACE THEM ON THE CAKE.
Again, wherever you want. I chose the back of the cake for the tall ones and the front of the cake for the short ones.
I ALSO ADDED A FEW MORE OF THE SMALL BUNNIES AND SOME SMALL PIECES OF GRASS.
EASY PEAS-Y! YOUR EASTER BASKET- CAKE IS READY.
Thanks for visiting!!