Easter Basket

This was one of my first attempts at making a decorated cake.  I always loved making desserts but really had no experience with frosting.  Our niece and nephew had their Christening around Easter so this cake served both celebrations.

You will need:

  • A cake baked in a Bundt pan
  • Coconut
  • Frosting
  • Easter egg candies
  • A handle for the basket
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Make a traditional vanilla cake in a Bundt pan.  Once baked and cooled I leveled off the cake at what was the bottom of the pan.  Normally a Bundt cake would be serviced upside-down to display the design of the pan.  Since I needed it to sit flat but wanted the shape of a basket I flipped it over and leveled off the raised pieces.
  • Cut the cake horizontally through the center in order to add a layer of frosting between the layers.
  • Reassemble and frost the outside of the cake in a color of your choice
  • Place shredded coconut in a ziplock bag with just a few drops and green food coloring.  Seal the bag and shake it around in order to spread the color throughout.  Add more coloring in very small amounts until you reach the color your like.  You will want to much the coconut around a bit to be sure all pieces are covered in the food coloring.
  • Top the cake with the “grass” filling in the center hole of the Bundt
  • Top with your choice of Easter egg candies
  • For the handle I bought an inexpensive Easter basket and cut the handle off.   I wrapped some ribbon around the handle and attached it using a hot glue gun.  Carefully push the handle ends into the cake.

There you have an Easter basket cake.  Have fun with it!


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