Brighten your Easter table with these fun and creative cakes decorated like lambs, bunnies, and Easter baskets.
Lamb cakes are an Easter tradition that symbolizes spring and fertility. You can still find the molds in stores. The cakes are traditionally made with pound cake but your favorite cake mix will work just as well. Use shredded coconut to make the lamb’s white and wooly coat.
“This recipe is a godsend. It comes out as a nice dense pound cake that is perfect for frosting and decorating. It just got out of the oven and was unmolded PERFECTLY.” — Patrick Henry
Here’s how to turn cake into a magical Easter bunny! Cut an 8-inch layer of cake in half. Sandwich the layers with frosting and then position the cake on its flat edge to frost the body.
- Cut a notch into the cake behind the “head” to help define the body.
- Decorate with shredded coconut for the fur.
- Use toasted coconut for a brown bunny.
- To make ears, flatten a large marshmallow and use scissors to cut it in half diagonally.
- Cut another marshmallow in half and press the rounds into the frosting to create cheeks.
- Miniature marshmallows make cute little bunny teeth. Jelly beans make great eyes and noses.
“We make this every year for Easter, the kids love it! I outline the bowtie in chocolate chips to define it a little more and then fill it in with the pink tinted coconut. I also spread green tinted coconut around the edges of the cake on the cookie sheet to give it alittle more color.” — Epearce
Easter Carrot Cakes
Bunnies love carrots. Maybe that’s why carrot cakes are so popular at Easter time. Certainly they make a lovely addition to the brunch buffet. Decorate with orange frosting “carrots” for a festive look.
“This is the best carrot cake I have tasted in my life! It was absolutely delicious. And it was my first time making a cake from scratch. No more store bought cake for me.” — maryo
Put smiles on faces at your Easter celebration with these simple ideas using common ingredients.
Easter Basket Cakes & Cupcakes
Frost the cake. Then take shredded coconut and dye it green; sprinkle the “grass” on top of the frosting. Place candies in the center like an Easter basket. Use candy and marshmallows to make cute animal faces or flowers.
“Very festive for the Easter holiday! Instead of using the candy to decorate the basket, I’ve also used milk chocolate icing or colored the vanilla icing to match the handle then used a fork to gently rake a basket type woven look into the sides of the cake.” — Valerie Lynne
“These were fun to make with the kids. We decorated the cupcakes to look like ‘baskets’ using licorice sticks for handles, green coconut for grass, and mini peanut butter eggs!” — Chocolate Moose
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