Prettiest Easter Cakes in the Holiday Parade
Halloween might get all the credit when it comes to sweet holidays, but Easter is no slouch when it comes to treats. And while everyone loves brightly colored jelly beans and marshmallow chicks, candy isn’t exactly appropriate for dessert after the big Easter meal. No worries—cake to the rescue! We’ve got seven cakes designed as a grand finale to Easter dinner, whether you’re shooting for something to delight the kids (cheerful little cake bunnies) or something more elegant (our ethereal lemon meringue cake will lift your spirits).
Two of these Easter cakes—the spring daisy cake (pictured here) and the sunshine cupcakes—require a bit of skill to achieve the gorgeous icing design. While they’re definitely worth the effort, if you’re nervous about attempting them, opt for the equally beautiful Easter basket cake: its good looks are the result of a few scrapes of a fork and a little ingenuity.
A garden grows in your kitchen, with this Spring Daisy Cake, pictured above. If you have a set of piping tips and steady hands, it’s no problem to create this amazing homage to spring. The flowers are made of fondant and completely edible!
Easter Basket Cake: Using the tines of a fork, you can easily create the look of a precious little basket topped with colorful eggs. Go the extra mile and dye some coconut green for edible “grass.”
Carrot Cake: Keep this one away from hungry Easter bunnies! This carrot cake is a winner, with a moist, flavorful crumb and cream cheese icing that’s rich but not too thick.
Easter Bunny Cake: If you have kids coming to your Easter feast, they’ll adore these cute little bunny cakes. Better yet, they’re easy to make, thanks to handy boxed mixes and icing. Jelly beans and marshmallows serve as eyes, nose, and mouth, and colorful candy strips make delicious “whiskers.”
Sunshine Cupcakes: These cupcakes take quite awhile to execute, but we think you’ll agree they’re worth the effort. The vibrantly colored buttercream flowers are stunning, and a sweet sign of the season.
Coconut Cake: This cake is for coconut lovers only! There’s flaky coconut in every possible incarnation here, from the filling to the cake layers to the sweet, creamy frosting. And although you might think that the flakes on top gild the lily, we say you just can’t have too much coconut!