It’s Easter! Get your cake pans out!
We’ll take any excuse to bake up a storm and we know you do too. While our enthusiasm for baking and our actual baking skill may not quite sit at the same table, pictures of gorgeous cakes we may or may not one day attempt to recreate will never go amiss.
Thus find below a whole load of seasonal cake inspiration – beautiful, stylish and often simplistic enough to nick an idea from without having to spend hours in the kitchen (yes we know there’s a cascade cake in there; we said often). There’s an Easter-y, spring-y bake for you, promise.
Main image: twiggstudios.com
Speckled Egg Cake
Try speckling plain icing with chocolate ‘paint’, as seen on this stylish layered cake from The Cake Blog.
Pastel Swirl Cake
Instead of going for actual bunnies and eggs, let the colour scheme do the talking, as seen in this ombre frosting by Sweetapolita.
Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes
My Baking Addiction’s striking bake proves that eye-catching can be straightforward. Coloured icing, bag of mini Creme Eggs, done.
Judiciously placed edible flowers on a neutral base are spring in cake form (and this Twigg Studios cake also has petals scattered throughout the batter).
Easter Bunny Cake
Style Me Pretty showcases the best way to go full-on bunny this Easter (the ears are biscuits).
stylemepretty.com (image: Nicole Baas Photography)
Rosemary Lavender Cake
A naked cake from Sprinkles for Breakfast, this rosemary and lavender creation is a great example of rustic, natural decoration (and it has a honey-lavender buttercream, oh yes).
Easter Egg Cascade Cake
Floating baked goods: it can be done. This uses Lakeland’s ‘anti-gravity pouring cake kit’ (yeah, that’s a thing) and there’s a recipe at the link too.
Rich Chocolate Cake with Truffle Egg Nest
Martha Stewart uses milk chocolate shavings and truffle eggs for her nest cake, which we can totally imagine recreating, only instead of a home-made chocolate cake, we might buy one. And instead of shavings we’d just use a broken bar of chocolate and instead of hand-crafted, marbled chocolate truffle eggs, we’d just use... another broken bar of chocolate.
Mini Egg Easter Cake
This Hobbycraft idea is great for the artistically challenged – miniature chocolate eggs are all the decoration you need (if you can resist eating them for long enough to construct some kind of recognisable pattern).
Burrowing Bunnies Pinata Cake
We’d say take inspiration from this surprise cake, but you can just buy it from Waitrose.