Baking (and cooking) are not my gifts, but I do appreciate pretty things. Today I’m sharing easy Easter cake decor that I promise you can do, and it begins with a box cake mix (win, win)!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Samsung. All opinions are 100% mine.
To begin, make two round cakes using a boxed cake mix. Lena and I went with classic yellow cake.
Until recently, I have been the person who buys the coordinating frosting tub. However, I tried making my own buttercream icing and was amazing at how easy it is to make AND how much of a difference it makes.
Here is a buttercream recipe I use:
- 1/2 cup softened butter (it is supposed to be unsalted, but I use what I have on hand)
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tbs milk
- Food coloring (if desired)
Using my mixer, I cream the butter and then add the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and then the milk. Beat for a while until the desired consistency. The food coloring is optional.
I often talk about our Samsung Family Hub fridge because we love it so much. It is so much more than storage for our family, and Lena and I used it to stream music while we baked.
I also used it to double check my buttercream icing recipe since I can search (and save) recipes using one of the apps.
We used our Samsung oven to bake the cakes (which is connected to our family hub). I can work on other things and through an app on my phone I’m alerted when things like my oven preheating is complete.
Lena and I had so much fun baking together, but (obviously) decorating the cake was the part I was most excited about.
For the cake decor, we used coconut and mini cadbury eggs.
We added a little green coloring to the coconut (we were trying to make it look like the classic grass we add to easter baskets), and Lena created a nest in the middle of the cake filled with the mini eggs. We added more coconut and eggs to the base of the cake.
Once it was complete, we invited the boys to sample the cake, and it was a hit.
If you’re looking for an easy dessert for Easter that will still impress, then definitely make this cake!
Thanks to Samsung for sponsoring this post and making appliances that make our life easier (and more fun)!
Go create something!