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27 Mar, 2014

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

I asked the question at the beginning of the week…what the hell do I do with myself while my husband is away? Well that very night, probably inspired by the fab posts on crafting by my guest blogger Sara Davies, I investigated making Easter Cakes.

I’d seen a lovely idea from Grace over at Three Boys and a Cat for a Smartie Surprise cake and I thought that would be ace to do with eggs for easter. So once I had permission from Grace to rip off her idea, I was ready to go. The problem is I’m no baker. The last time I made a cake was in 2006. But with the help of Delia, I made a basic Victoria sponge and, with the help of Reuben’s finger foods book, I made a cream cheese (with lemon and sugar) icing. And here’s what I ended up with!

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

This is what you do…

Easter Cakes – Easter Egg Hunt Cake

1. Make your sponges – I used Delia’s basic sponge recipe and ideally you would have 3 layers and just cut a hole in the middle layer…but I’ve scrimped with 2 so it is doable!

2. Once the sponges are completely cold, start your cutting – Cut a hole in one sponge and half a hole in the other (you need it to still have a base). To do this I cut a circle and, although it’s not very technical, I then carefully dug out the circle with my fingers (clean, of course!). Don’t worry if looks a bit of a mess – it’s going to get covered in icing!

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

3. Ice the top of the lower sponge layer (put plenty on and you might also want some jam on first), place the other layer on top and pop the eggs in the middle – I’ve used one bag of mini eggs (which I was horrified to discover cost £1! £1?!?) but I would recommend you use plain chocolate or wrapped eggs as the mini eggs lose their ‘bite’ once they’ve been in the cake a while!

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

4. Put the lid on – for a perfect fit (since my cutting was not perfect), I cut the top circle in half and just popped that back in the hole. (The other two ‘half circles’ became a mini Victoria sponge cake for Reuben’s pudding the next day!)

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

5. Decorate a plate – with little chicks (being careful not to pull their heads off! I also thought those little wings were meant to be ears, which confused me for a while!) and more mini eggs…

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

6. Ice it like crazy – {to the tune of Miss You Like crazy – optional} I then left it in the fridge for a while (over night) so the icing would set.

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

7. Then you’re done! Get stuck in. I had some pals over who were literally stunned that I’d made a cake.

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

(forgive me I’ve been messing around with picmonkey!)

What do you think? Fancy giving it a go? What Easter Cakes will you be making! Feel free to link in the comments below!

And for pinterest purposes!…

Easter Cakes! Click here for an Easter Egg Hunt Cake how to: http://www.mumsdays.com/easter-cakes #easter #cake #recipes #spring

This post is dedicated to Alex because she always makes me feel better and I miss her every day! xxx

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