Seasonal Decor

Easy Easter Cake Decor

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.

Easy Easter Cake Decor

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!

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Seasonal Decor

Elegant Spring Home Tour

Although it doesn’t feel like spring here in Indiana, I am excited to share my elegant spring home tour in hopes that warmer weather is on its way! For this particular spring tour, I’ve joined 28 other decor bloggers as we share our home tours.  If you’re here from Southern State of Mind, welcome! The tour begins in our dining room.

Elegant Spring Home Tour

I love having a formal dining room, but we don’t use the space everyday.  When we do eat in the dining room, it is usually for a special holiday, event or when we entertain guests.

I combined both faux greenery and live greenery and added some fruit to each place setting – perfect for spring!

See more on our DIY paneled wall here.

The tour continues to our family room where I once again added greenery for the spring season.

I love decorating with live plants and have them scattered throughout our home.  I added an inexpensive floral arrangement made from flowers and greenery I picked up at Trader Joe’s grocery store.

I especially love using eucalyptuses because of its longevity.

To see more on the family room DIY paneled wall, click here.

Moving on to the kitchen are more touches of greenery and fruit.

I am craving warmth, so I added tropical fruit like pineapple and lemons.

Plants are both on the kitchen island and in the kitchen nook.

I found some potted tulips at the grocery store and transplanted them into a terra cotta pot for instant decor goodness.

Mixing faux florals with live plants is always a good thing.

See all the details on our DIY kitchen remodel here.

Moving into our back entry/mudroom, I’ve added some faux plants to brighten the space.

See more on this recent mudroom makeover here.

Our master bath is the last space on this tour.  I added a pretty bouquet I put together from some Trader Joe’s flowers.

They add color to the neutral space. Go here for all the details on this master bath remodel!

Thanks to my friend Mel of Carpenter Photo for the gorgeous photos!

Don’t forget to check out the other blogger’s home tours, and hop on over to Town and Country Living to see the next home on today’s tours.  I want to give a special thanks to The Happy Housie for hosting the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series!



This week I’ve joined up with a talented group of bloggers to share part of our home decorated for spring as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Series. There is so much stunning inspiration for you to enjoy, all week long!


The Happy Housie // Sunny Side Up // Rooms FOR Rent

So Much Better With Age // Maison de Pax // TIDBITS

Zevy Joy // The House of Wood // The Turquoise Home


Confessions of a Serial DIYer // Designthusiasm // House by Hoff // Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Stacy Risenmay // Southern State of Mind // Sincerely, Sara D. // Town and Country Living


Willow Street Interiors // On Sutton Place // Duke Manor Farm

Place of My Taste // Rambling Renovators // Deeply Southern Home


Decor Gold Designs // Sincerely Marie Designs // Amber Tysl

Summer Adams // Setting for Four // Craftberry Bush

  Go create something!

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