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3/23/08
Easter Cake!

Happy Easter everybody! I wasn't going to post today because we're off spending Easter with my family, but the cake I made for Easter lunch was just too cute not to share (if I say so myself). It's Pillsbury Funfetti cake because in addition to being my favoritest instant cake mix EVER, I think the multi-colored sprinkles have a certain Easter-ish quality . Originally I was just going to toss it in a regular old 9x13 cake pan, but it turned out ours was dirty, and I was too lazy to wash it thought I could really be more creative anyway. So I put the cake in a bundt pan instead. Then I realized that if you don't flip the bundt cake upside down, then it looks kinda like an Easter basket. Hmmmm. (Well, okay, an Easter basket with a hole in the middle, but we'll get around that). As a matter of fact, if you just skim a little cake off the top with a knife, it gives you a nice flat cake top AND is the perfect amount of cake to cover over above-mentioned hole. Then ice with Funfetti icing, make a wicker basket look by dragging the prongs of a fork through the icing, and top with "grass" and Easter basket goodies. (I used green sprinkles for the grass. Ideally, you could do green food colored coconut shavings for more realistic basket grass, but I don't like coconut and it's my cake so neyh.) For the coup de grace, I finished by using a zip tie for a handle. Instant edible Easter basket cake, and all without having to wash the 9x13 pan!

Okay ya'll, I'm out again. Have a happy and blessed Easter!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Very very cute! :)

Jean said...

That is adorable! I didn't even get a chance to make dessert for Easter dinner..oh well.

Becoming Me said...

Aren't you creative. Very cute cake!

Holding It Together said...

Great cake! My grandmother used to make a canned ham for Easter and then reuse the empty tin to bake a cake. A little pastel-colored frosting and some coconut, and voila, an Easter-egg cake!

Bluestocking said...

Happy Easter!!

Elaine A. said...

Oh golly - you gotta see my Easter basket cake on my Easter post - very similar! (you'll have to scroll down a little) I found the idea in last year's Parents magazine. I did use coconut, which I like! ; )

Yours looks great!

smtwngrl said...

I love the cake! And the peeps on top are the best. In fact, that reminds me that I need to stop by the store and get me some half-priced peeps today!

Mom of Quirk said...

The cake was also super-tasty which I know because, much to Tony's chagrin and my surprise, I absent-mindedly ate half of it while everyone was busy leaving! I didn't realize it until I caught him watching every bite with a sad puppy-dog face. Sorry, Tony. Great cake, Quirk!