Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's Way!

With only one week till Easter you're probably scrambling for ideas for desserts and such.  Whether you're celebrating it as a fun day for the children with gifts, goodies and games or as a religious day you'll want to make sure your dessert suits the occasion.

I've taken a little time and browsed the internet for some cake ideas for you.  These are not ordinary cakes but the cupcake cakes that not only look great but also are easy to serve.  Some call them the "pull-a-part" cake.  Whatever you choose to call them, you and your guests, whether young or old will enjoy them.

All you have to do is bake your cupcakes in muffin papers; making sure to prepare a few extra, "just in case" some designs may take more to get the shape right.  Assemble them into the desired shape (which sometimes isn't so easy), then ice and decorate.  You may even want to draw an outline of your design onto the board so you can stay as close to your desired design as possible.  And remember, most cupcake cakes average 12-24 cupcakes.  That's a quarter sheet board for 12 and half sheet for 24, depending on the design.

We'll start first with the fun one's for the children:

From Cupcake Central - I love the look on this guy's face!

From Cupcake Central - Looks like this one is with fondant

From Cupcake Central - Here's a nice and friendly looking one

From Sandis Cupcake Bouquets - A full body probably takes a full sheet board

From Wendy's Party Treats - This one would be the easiest to make

And now for the more serious one's with a religious theme;

From Thrifty Fun - Used a large edge tip to cover the cupcakes, airbrushed them and then arranged the roses and leaves.  
Note: I needed an airbrush for my farm cake a few months back.  Not going to buy one for one cake; so what I did is put food coloring and a little water in a fine mist stray bottle; like a travel bottle, and lightly misted my cake.  Let it dry then go over it again.  It doesn't give the same results as airbrush but for a one time deal it works great!

From Cake Central - Same method; large tip for cupcakes then topped with roses and leaves

From IReallyLikeFood - And again with the same idea but they added a plastic cross in the center.

Well, I hope this gave you a few ideas to get you started.  Be creative with your designs and you won't be disappointed.  If you have any questions please feel free to write me.  I'll be glad to help.

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