There are loads of ways to decorate your cakes this Easter. With Easter a time for families and feasting, make your sweet treats stand out from the crowd and do something a little different this year. Let’s run through some of the top ideas for Easter cake decorations, after discussing a basic cake recipe which you can use as your base.

Simple Recipe

This simple sponge recipe only has five ingredients and it’s ultra foolproof.

Ingredients

  • 125g soft butter
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 125g self raising flour
  • Whipped double cream to serve

How To Make Your Cake

  • To make your cake you need to first preheat your oven to 180°C, or gas mark 4.
  • Take two 7in cake tins and line with baking parchment.
  • Using an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until it’s pale then beat in the eggs.
  • Sift the flour before folding in using a large spoon.
  • Pour half of the mixture into each cake tin and even out using a spatula.
  • Bake until an inserted skewer comes out clean, usually after 20-25 minutes.
  • Let it stand for a few minutes before turning out onto a rack.
  • Once cool, sandwich together with the whipped cream in between.
  • Now you can decorate.

Loads Of Eggs

Easter is a time for eggs so why not melt some chocolate and drizzle on top of your cake. Then simple take a bag of mini eggs and use the melted chocolate to stick the colourful eggs to the top of the cake. There are lots of different egg choices to try for your Easter cake decorations. Try bright and bold Smarties eggs for a rainbow of colour. You could use mini Creme eggs around the outside with a big one in the middle. Or mix loads of them together for the ultimate mash up of Easter eggs.

Brilliant Bunnies

The Easter rabbit is a staple of this time of year and there are lots of brilliant bunny things you could do on top of your cake. Chocolate Easter bunnies from the likes of Lindt would be the perfect centrepiece of your cake, with loads of the little versions around the outside. Breeding like rabbits could be the name of your cake! If you wanted jelly sweet for your cake, which might not go with the creamy centre so you may wish to change that for something else, there are lots of squishy bunny sweeties. Haribo do them which can be picked up from most shops and you can even get Percy Pig meets the Easter Bunny sweets from M&S for that extra special Easter cake decorations.

Create A Scene

How about putting a little birds nest on top of your cake? Why not make something extra special and take inspiration from the Easter story? You could create a tomb in the top of your cake, with a chocolate boulder which can be rolled out the way. You could use some green food colouring and icing sugar to create grass on top of your cake. Then simply make a banner saying ‘Happy Easter’ to hang between two half wooden skewers stuck in the top. Get the kids to help put some characters around the banner to celebrate the season. Who says Lego Batman can’t celebrate Easter?

Enjoy making, baking and decorating your Easter cake!

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