Easter is a perfect time to use your cake decorating skills. Families and friends get together for big dinners, and a beautifully decorated cake is the perfect end for a feast. Easter eggs are a wondeful theme for intricately decorated cakes because of the wide variety of colours, shapes and ingredients that can be used. An Easter egg cake is also a great opportunity for a beginning cake decorator to practice her skills because so many different techniques can be used.
Thanks to novelty-shaped pans, you can make a cake that is shaped like a giant Easter egg. Wilton makes a two-part form that is shaped just like a large egg. Once the cake is baked and cooled, you can use frosting to decorate the giant egg in any way you like. Use different decorating tips and many colours of icing to make zigzags, flowers, stripes and polka dots.
A Field of Eggs
On the other end of the scale, you can design your cake to be a field that holds many tiny Easter eggs. Use a cake form that has a flat top, and use bright green icing to cover the surface of the cake with grass. To make grass, use a piping tip and make little blades of grass that cover the surface. You can then place tiny eggs all over the grass. These could be jelly beans, chocolates or other Easter candies in the shape of eggs.
Eggs in a Basket
Using a basket-shaped novelty cake pan, bake a cake that can be decorated as a basket. At the same time, bake three or four smaller cakes in the shape of Easter eggs. Once the cake forms are finished baking and cooling, decorate the sides of the basket-shaped cake with a basket weave. Decorate the top of the basket-shaped cake with green piped icing to form grass, and place the smaller egg-shaped cakes on top. Decorated each of the eggs with a different colour of icing, and pipe details onto the eggs to make each one unique.
A giant, bow-wrapped chocolate is irresistable; you can make a cake resemble such an egg. Use two oval-shaped cake pans, and bake your cake. Use a chocolate buttercream filling between the two layers of cake. Coat the entire cake in chocolate icing, and then use a wide, flat icing tip to make a large bow on the top of the chocolate egg. Use a different colour icing for the bow, something that will stand out from the chocolate.