Easter Baking | Mini Egg Nest Cake

Friday, 3 April 2015


Hello Beauties and Happy Easter Weekend! As my last baking post went down so well, I thought I would share with you all an Easter cake which me and my Mum whipped up last night. I actually used the recipe from my last baking post to bake the cake and make the icing, so I won't go through it all again, as really you can use any kind of chocolate cake and chocolate buttercream icing, but if you'd like to follow the recipe exactly, you can find my chocolate cake recipe here




To decorate the cake, you'll need:

Chocolate buttercream icing (recipe in previous post, see link above)
6 cartons of Mini Eggs (they call them cartons, but really they are tiny)
3 boxes of Cadburys Chocolate Fingers
Chicks to decorate the cake (optional), I got this little pack of 6 from John Lewis for £1.50
A ribbon to wrap around the cake (also optional). 


Method:

Step 1: Once you've placed your cake on your cake stand or plate, whatever you want to use, spread some of the buttercream icing over the top of the cake. This will need to be fairly thick so that the mini eggs have something to sink into. 

Step 2: Start placing your mini eggs around the edge of the top of the cake in a circle shape. I started on the outside of the circle and worked my way in which I found was easier. Keep going with this until you've completely filled the circle. 

Step 3: Once the top of the cake is completely covered, spread the rest of the icing around the edge of the cake so that the chocolate fingers have something to grip on to. Or alternatively, you can apply the icing directly to each chocolate finger. Once the outside of the cake is fully coated with icing, start placing the chocolate fingers round the edge to make the 'fence' design. 

Step 4: Cut your ribbon to the correct length and tie in a bow around the cake. Once you've done this, place your chicks onto the top of the cake to decorate. 

It really is as easy as that! I think the cake looks a lot more complicated than it actually is and will make the perfect cute little centrepiece for any Easter dinner over the long weekend. If you do decide to bake this, please tweet me your pictures as I'd love to see your creations! 

Lots of Love,

Becky x x

31 comments:

  1. This looks so so cute and delicious!!! If I could bake I'd definitely try it out but for now I'll just drool over this picture!! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

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    1. You could easily try this with a packet mix - it's more about the decorations than the actual cake with this one haha xx

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  2. This looks amazing! I have left it a little late now to bake but I will definitely be trying this next Year! xx

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    1. Definitely! Or you could always swap out the mini eggs for smarties or skittles, or anything really! xx

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  3. Wow this cake looks amazing! It's so Easter appropriate and i'm sure it will taste really good :D Great post, i love baking posts! xx

    Leah Talks - New NOTD Post

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    1. Thank you! It tastes amazing, even if I do say so myself haha, I'll have to watch how many slices I eat though! xx

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    1. You'll have to give it a go yourself, it's definitely worth the extra effort to put all the sweets on! xx

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  5. Oh my gosh this is so cute and adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! xx
    (makes me so happy just looking at these two pictures, day made!)

    Bonnie || bonniebeautyxo.com

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    1. Thank you Bonnie! You'll have to give it a go yourself :) xx

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  6. That cake actually looks amazing, good job!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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    1. Thank you Frankie! It's a lot easier than it looks though, so I really can't take too much credit! xx

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  7. How cute!!! Wish i could bake haha, well done x

    Jen,
    Jennifer's Journal x

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    1. You could definitely do this with one of those packet mix cakes haha xx

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  8. This looks incredible! Going to give this a try tomorrow :)

    Jordan Alice

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    1. Ooh let me know if you do end up baking it - I'd love to see a picture! xx

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  9. Omg I so want to do this =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should, baking is the perfect time waster haha xx

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  10. Oh wow this looks amazing! I'll attempt to make this with my Mum today I think :)

    Emily//Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Let me know if you do end up baking this, I'd love to see a picture! xx

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  11. Wow, this looks amazing. Second cake post I've seen and I've certainly been put to shame, I've not made any Easter treats this year! xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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    1. Haha everyone seems to be doing a bit of Easter baking this weekend don't they? Dont worry, you've got all year to bake! xx

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  12. This is gorgeous and you make me want to bake and eat chocolate cake. You did such a great job with this Becky.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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    1. Thank you Jackie! If only we could sit around and eat chocolate cake all day! xx

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  13. This looks yummy!

    www.rentorchanel.com

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    1. Thankyou Alice! It's not doing my waistline any favours though haha xx

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  15. This cake is adorable, will be trying this recipe tomorrow!

    www.charlottelizabeth.com

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  16. Wow this cake looks incredible! You're so talented.

    Emma
    BEAUTY AND RAGS

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