Today I'm going to show you how to make an adorable, simple, Easter wreath cake!
Every year, I look for ways to incorporate malted milk egg candies into my Easter decorating. I love their speckled chocolate shells, the pretty matte colors, and I love to eat the leftovers!!
Last week, I bought a colorful Easter egg wreath for our front door...and then it dawned on me that a candy Easter egg wreath would make the perfect decoration for a tall, buttercream frosted cake! Hooray!
So, this year, my malted milk egg candy decorations are coming to you in the form of an Easter wreath. It comes together in minutes, and the final look has a country chic feel. I hope that you enjoy it!
Let's get started...
First, I frosted a tall (double barrel--6 inches tall & wide) cake with vanilla buttercream. I created a textured look with vertical strokes, moving my tapered spatula from bottom to top, scraping off my spatula after each pass.
(My cake is sitting on a cardboard cake circle, cut down to size--this makes it simple for us to move it from our turntable to the pedestal later.)
Then, as usual, I spread the excess icing away from the edge, and smoothed toward the center of the cake.
Next, I used a 4 inch circle cutter to mark my circle. If you don't have a circle cutter that will work, look for things around the house...a glass, a plastic cup, etc.
One bag of eggs would have been plenty, but I love these things, and buying different brands gave me more of an assortment (and an excuse to buy more than necessary) ;0)
By the time I had picked out the colors that I wanted for my wreath,my crusting buttercream had crusted over. So, I filled a piping bag with more buttercream, snipped the end, and piped buttercream onto the back of each egg.
And so on and so on...
After completing the first row of eggs, I decided to make another row. You can see how I staggered my second row of eggs to fit as snugly as possible into the first.
After finishing with the egg placement (isn't it cute?), I snipped my edible Easter grass into little sprigs and placed here and there into my wreath. I've seen Edible Easter grass as Target and my local grocery store....but if you have trouble finding it, the wreath would be just as cute without it, or even with a few sprigs of piped buttercream grass.
We tied a sheer pink bow for the top of our wreath, and attached it with a dot of buttercream. (If our bow had been heavier, we would have anchored with floral wire.)
And that's all there is to it! Sometimes simple is better, don't you think? I hope that you enjoyed the tutorial, thank you for stopping by!
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Oh how cute!! I think this will be my Easter cake! I love those malted milk eggs too..and the peanut butter eggs...and the tiny jelly bird eggs...oh my..the list goes on and on. :-)
I think this is pretty but I may try it iced in a pastel yellow or pink.
Thanks ladies! Paula, haha, the Easter candy row is dangerous-I love it all! ;0) --
@Melissa-- We almost went with a pastel pink frosting...I think that would be pretty too! If you try, we'd love to see!
Such an adorable cake, and I think I can do it! :) Thanks, Melissa!
Thank you, Sue!!!
I love this idea. I think this might be our Easter cake. Awesome as always Melissa!
Melissa, beautiful as usual! Simple and elegant at the same time. Love it!
Too gorgeous! I can't wait to try this for Easter.
Very beautiful.....love all the colors....one question? What buttercream recipe did you use on the cake...white one??? I am making a first birthday cake for a party outside in Florida/ April.... just got to get a good recipe for one that will hold up...;) kind of new at this...;)
I love this, as always! Thank you for another beautiful and simple design.
So cute, Melissa! And yes, sometimes less is more.
Seriously, you two are brilliant. Love it! So adorable and so simple! So glad I subscribe to your site! :)