How to Make a Mini Easter Egg Cake

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It wouldn’t be Easter without indulging in some chocolate eggs, and this cake is completely covered in them from top to bottom!

Make your favourite sponge to construct the cake, and cover in a generous helping of buttercream icing, then add your chocolate eggs by pressing them into the buttercream. If you can resist temptation to cut a slice straight away, leave the icing to harden a little, and then tuck in!

How to Make a Mini Easter Egg Cake

Suitable for : Beginners

Decorating time : One to three hours depending on speed!

You Will Need

 

How to Make

1. Start by covering your cake all over with a generous layer of buttercream, approximately five millimetres thick. Smooth it over with a palette knife; however it doesn’t need to be perfect!

How to Make a Mini Easter Egg Cake #Easter #Baking
2. Have your chocolate eggs ready to go and, starting at the base of the cake, begin sticking the eggs to the cake in colour pairs, (two white, two pink, two yellow, two purple) repeating the pattern all the way around the base.

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Top Tip!…

Try to work quickly sticking the eggs to the cake before the buttercream dries – if it starts to crust over just kiloadd a little bit of fresh buttercream to the back of the eggs to attach them.

3. For the second row of eggs, repeat the same pattern of colour pairs but shift the pattern along anti-clockwise by one egg.

How to Make a Mini Easter Egg Cake #Easter #Baking

4. Build up the layers of eggs row by row, making sure to shift the pattern along anti-clockwise by one egg every time you start a new row.

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Top Tip!…

This design works better on a tall cake – rather than bake a larger cake, bake two smaller ones and stack on top of each other to make a double-barrelled cake.

5. Repeat the pattern on top of the cake, starting from the outside edge and working inwards in concentric circles.

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6. The finished cake!

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I’m Lucy Bruns, baker, cake decorator and owner of Lucy’s Sugar Shack. A cake decorator for seven years but an artist my whole life - I love colour, pattern, texture...

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  • Catherine

    How many bags of 90g Mini eggs do you reccomend?

    • http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/ Hobbycraft

      We’d recommend around six to eight bags – depending on the height of your cake.