The kids will love to help make this cake and eat it. It will look very cute on your table as a centerpiece.
You will need the following supplies to make the Easter basket cake:
- 2 round cakes
- 1 can of white cake icing
- several candy Easter eggs
- 1 bag of jelly beans
- 1 bag of coconut
- 1 small bottle of green food coloring
- 1 pack of pipe cleaners – enough to make the handle
- pastel colored ribbon
How to Make a Basket Weave Pattern on a Cake
Put one of the round cakes on a pretty plate or cake stand, a pastel color would look very colorful for springtime. First you will need to get started by frosting the cake with the white cake icing first and then putting the second cake on top and frost it. Make a basket weave pattern in the cake icing on the sides of the cake. To do this you will need a fork and then simply use your fork to draw one inch long horizontal lines and then vertical lines in the frosting. Do this all the way around the sides of the cake, this will make it look like a basket.
How to Color Coconut
To color the coconut for the cake you will need to tint the coconut with the green food coloring. You will need enough colored coconut to cover the top of the cake. Just take the amount of coconut you want and put it in a glass jar with a lid and add enough green coloring until you get the shade of green you want. Shake the jar to distribute the coloring around. Pour it out onto a plate and dab off any excess wetness with a paper towel, you could also put this in a zippered plastic bag and squish it around to distribute the color.
Make the Easter Basket Cake Decorations
Take the colored coconut and scatter it on top of the cake to look like grass. You can now use the candy Easter eggs or jelly beans to put on the top of the cake to make it look like eggs in a basket.
How to Make the Handle for Cake Basket
To make the basket handle you will need to twist 4 or 5 pipe cleaners together and make them long enough to go from one side of the cake to the other. When you have them twisted together, take your pastel ribbon and begin covering it from one end to the other. You can attach tape to each end to hold it. When you have it covered simply bend into a handle shape and push one end down into the cake and then push the other end of the handle into the other side of the cake.
This can become an Easter family tradition for mom and kids or grandma and kids to make through the years.