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Egg-cellent Easter Cake Decorating Ideas to Try in 2024

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Easter is right around the corner, and it's the perfect time to get creative in the kitchen! Whether you're looking to impress your guests with a show-stopping dessert or simply looking for a fun activity to do with your family, Easter cake decorating is a great way to celebrate the season.

In this blog, I'll be sharing some of my favourite Easter cake decorating ideas that are sure to inspire and delight. From bunny cakes to spring flowers and everything in between, we've got you covered with festive and creative cake decorating ideas for Easter 2024. So, let's get started!

Pastel Colours Cake Decorating Ideas

Pastel colours are a hallmark of Easter, and incorporating them into your cake decoration is an easy way to create a festive look. Choose colours like pink, yellow, green, and blue and use them for buttercream, fondant or for topping your cake with edible decorations such as mini eggs and sprinkles. Here are some of my favourite pastel coloured Easter cakes of 2024!

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Bunny Ears Cake Decorating Ideas

Bunny ears are a classic Easter symbol, and they make for an adorable cake decoration. You could make the bunny ears out of chocolate, fondant or even use a handmade cake topper Etsy for an easy decoration.

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Cake topper from @peachandpineappleuk

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Spring Flowers Cake Decorating Ideas

Spring is the season of flowers, so why not use them to decorate your Easter cake? You can use fresh flowers or create edible ones out of fondant or painted with buttercream. Some popular flower options include daisies, tulips, and daffodils.

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Chocolate Nests and Eggs Cake Decorating Ideas

Chocolate nests filled with little eggs are a fun and delicious way to add some texture to your Easter cake. You can create a lifelike Easter birds nest with shredded wheat and melted chocolate, or create a nest shape on the top of your cake with a piping bag and a fun shaped nozzle.

You can then add chocolate mini eggs, creme eggs or luxury coloured eggs for an extra touch of colour. Add speckles, stripes or polka dots with different colours to make your Easter egg cake even more festive.

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Carrot Cake Decorating Ideas

Carrots are a symbol of Easter and make for a cute cake decoration. You can use orange fondant, coloured chocolate or even hand pipe carrot shapes onto your cake. For an even more festive cake, use our delicious carrot cake recipe to match your Easter decorations.

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How To Decorate Your Easter Cake

My best tips for a professional finish on your next Easter cake project would be to:

  1. Plan ahead: Before you start decorating, plan out your design and gather all the necessary supplies. This will help you avoid any last-minute mishaps. If you need any guidance on what tools and equipment you'll need, download our FREE cake decorating tool guide.

  2. Level your cake: It's important to ensure your cake is level before you start decorating. Use a cake leveler or a long serrated knife to cut off any uneven parts.

  3. Use a crumb coat: Applying a thin layer of buttercream or ganache called a crumb coat will help prevent crumbs from getting mixed into your final buttercream layer.

  4. Experiment with textures: Try different piping tips, textures, and techniques to create unique designs and add depth to your cake.

  5. Don't overdo it: Remember, less is often more when it comes to cake decorating. It's easy to get carried away with too many colours or decorations, so keep it simple and elegant.

  6. Chill your cake: Chill your cake in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before adding the final decorations. This will help the buttercrea set and prevent any melting or smudging.

  7. Have fun and be creative: Cake decorating is all about letting your creativity run wild! Don't be afraid to experiment with new ideas and have fun with your designs.

Recipes for Easter Cakes

There are a few of my recipes for Easter cakes that taste delicious and work perfectly for a festive Easter treat!

Easter Nest Bundt Recipe

Learn how to make rich chocolate bundt cakes, topped with a white chocolate ganache drip and decorated with a salted caramel and chocolate Easter Nest, filled with mini eggs.

£10 - Buy Here

Carrot Cake Sponge

The perfect Spring flavour to celebrate Easter! Made with grated carrots, walnuts and seasonal spices.

£10 - Buy Here

Zesty Lemon Sponge

A light, fluffy sponge with a kick of zesty lemon! A great all-rounder to treat friends and family this Easter.

£10 - Buy Here

Vanilla Bean Sponge

A great recipe for the beginner baker! Delicious and super soft vanilla bean sponge, which would work well with a variety of Spring flavour fillings and toppings.

£10 - Buy Here

Persian Love Sponge

Surprise your guests this Easter with this Persian Love sponge. It's light, fluffy and super fragrant, the delicious scent of this cake straight from the oven will certainly draw you in! If you love middle eastern flavours such as pistachio, cardamom and rosewater, this is the sponge for you.

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Rhubarb and Vanilla Bean Sponge

Easter falls at the perfect time for rhubarb season, making this rhubarb and vanilla bean sponge a great choice for your Easter celebrations. This sponge is studded with sweet rhubarb and vanilla bean and the use of sour cream in this cake means the sponge is moist, tender and rich.

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Easter Cake Decorating Ideas

Easter is a wonderful time to get creative with cake decoration ideas. With a little imagination and the right guidance, you can create stunning cakes that not only look beautiful but also taste delicious. If you're new to cake decorating, or want to learn how to create celebration cakes with a smooth, sharp finish, why not check out our online cake decorating courses where you can learn all the key techniques and trick from the comfort of your home!

You can also find a handy FREE cake decorating tool guide on our website which talks you through all the tools and equipment you may need for decorating with Swiss meringue buttercream.

Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, these Easter cake decorating ideas are sure to impress your family and friends. So, don't be afraid to experiment and remember the key is to have fun and enjoy the process. Happy Easter!



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