Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mini Easter Egg Cakes



As a child my favorite part of Easter was coloring Easter eggs.  I would get so excited when my mom would buy me the egg coloring kit at the supermarket.  The year they came out with the sparkle kit I didn't even know what to do with myself!  I guess things haven't changed much over the years ;)  On a recent trip to Home Goods I found this adorable miniature egg cake pan.  Due to a complete lack of restraint when it comes to anything kitchen related and my love for miniature desserts, I had to buy it.
What a great find!  The only thing that could possibly be better than coloring eggs would be coloring egg cakes.  Where was this when I was a kid?!
There are so many possibilities when it comes to these miniature cakes.  You could make cute little egg shaped muffins for an Easter brunch, or tea cakes for a luncheon.  When it comes to decorating you could frost them with different colors of buttercream, glaze them, or cover them with fondant.  I whipped up my favorite chocolate cake and covered the eggs with fondant.  I love all the pastel colors associated with Spring and Easter so I used lavender, mint green, and rose pink food coloring to color my fondant.  I cut out different sized stripes, polka dots, and flowers to decorate them.  Working with fondant can be a little tedious, but I find the end result is totally worth the effort.  I hope you enjoy my grown up version of coloring Easter eggs!



My tips for working with fondant:

  • Always wrap fondant you are not using in plastic wrap.  It dries out very quickly.
  • One of my most useful tools is a small pizza wheel that I use for trimming excess fondant around cakes.
  • Powdered sugar prevents fondant from sticking to counters/rolling pin when you're rolling it out.
  • I always keep a pastry brush on hand for getting rid of excess powdered sugar once the cake is covered.
  • A fondant smoother is key to achieving a clean, smooth finish.
  • I use a ruler and pizza wheel to cut all my stripes.
  • I use the small end of a pastry tip to cut out polka dots.
  • Have patience!


32 comments:

  1. This is so so so cute! I love it :)

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  2. Wow...that is amazing. So much talent... lucky you! :)

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  3. Wow! These are just lovely. I would be thrilled to get one of these instead of the usual chocolate eggs. Wow!

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  4. Oh, these are so cute. Very beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. These yummy Easter eggs are gorgeous. This is something that I regret not learning...you are so talented with the exquisite decorating!
    BTW-The awards that I posted are for paying it forward.
    The list that I had from back in Jan. was way too long, so I'm repeating it again. I'm not making another list, but please grab the awards. I would like to pay it forward to you. You deserve it well!
    xo

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  6. Aww they are so cute! Pretty too

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  7. Beautiful job on these. Perfect for Easter.

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  8. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

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  9. Ohmigoshthesearesocuto! I would be mortified to ruin them by taking a massive bite. Maybe if you twisted my arm. Great grown-up way to decorate eggs for Easter. Well done!

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  10. Very cute and very professional. I can appreciate the work that goes into covering anything with fondant. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  11. Your eggs are so pretty! I have that cake pan and thought about getting it out.....but since I have "retired" from cake decorating I think I will just admire yours cakes!

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  12. These little cakes are darling! I love the colors. :)

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  13. Your little egg cakes are so beautiful, and I love the colors! Perfect for Spring!

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  14. Wow!!! What fabulous mini-cakes...and you decorated them perfectly~

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  15. what an absolutely adorable idea! I would love to find these on an easter hunt : j

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  16. This sound great, I am hosting a linky party called Sunday Buffet, Your welcome to add these to the Buffet line! http://deedeesdelights.blogspot.com/p/sunday-buffet.html

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  17. Wow! These are so cute! What a great idea!

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  18. To cute! Love it! Great job!

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  19. These look so beautiful! Love how you made them! Nicely done!!!

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  20. I don't blame you for being tempted to buy that tin, I love that section in the cook shop, fires the imagination :-)

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  21. very pretty! i've never worked with fondant before and your pretty cakes might be the push i need to try it. great job!

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  22. I love that you covered your mini cakes in fondant. They are so pretty! Helpful tips too! Thanks!

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  23. I love these cute and precious eggs. I am sure that kids (and not only them) will enjoy their Easter dessert. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a nice day.

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  24. Adorable litttle cakes. I'm your newest follower.

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  25. You are so amazingly creative! I would have never thought to make little egg cakes for Easter. Such a great idea!

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  26. This is my first visit to your blog, and my, oh my, what gorgeous creations!

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  27. I used to work in a bakery that made something very close to this. Very cute! And I love the ducky dish!

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  28. Those are so cute.

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  29. This is gorgeous and worth the hard work you have put into it. I love the colors you use. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. These are so amazingly adorable!

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  31. very cute ...highly creative !!! love it :D happy baking....do stop by my blog :)

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