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Easter Cake Ideas

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Collection of many quick and easy Easter cake ideas, tutorials and recipes including bunny cakes, chick cakes, nest cakes, Peeps cake, jelly bean cakes, flower cakes and more!

Easter will be here soon and I wanted to share some SIMPLE Easter cake ideas with all of you.

In terms of DECORATION, you will find many cool and cute Easter cake ideas with peeps, Kit Kat, seasonal candies and sprinkles.

When it comes to Easter cake RECIPES and flavors, there is usually a lot of fruits, especially berries and a big focus on citrus flavors.

TRADITIONAL Easter desserts/traditional Easter cakes are usually the following:

  • Carrot cake
  • Hummingbird cake
  • Coconut cake
  • Lemon cake
  • Hot cross buns
  • Pavlova
  • Fruit tart
  • Italian cream cake
  • Italian Easter bread

Easter cake decorations can be very SIMPLE through the use of:

  • Fondant
  • Frosting
  • Candies (such as eggs and Peeps)
  • Sprinkles

Below, you will find some SMALL Easter cake ideas that I made over the weekend. You can apply the same design and concept to make larger cakes too.

These are the INSTRUCTIONS for this Easter chick cake:

  1. Bake small round cakes (about 3inches).
  2. Ice them in yellow American buttercream frosting 
  3. Stick eyeball candies near the top.
  4. Stick star candies for the feet.
  5. Stick banana candies for the wings.
  6. Stick a red m&m candy for the beak.
  7. Just for fun, stick a little bow candy on the head.

These are the INSTRUCTIONS for this Easter jelly bean cake/jelly bean flower cake:

  1. Bake small round cakes (about 3inches).
  2. Fill a piping bag with blue frosting and attach Tip 1M and pipe a swirl in the center.
  3. Stick jelly beans in flower formation.

These are the INSTRUCTIONS for this Easter nest cake:

  1. Bake small round cakes (about 3inches).
  2. Fill a piping bag with chocolate buttercream frosting and attach Tip 1M and pipe a swirl in the center.
  3. Stick some egg candies and a bird candy on top.

I also went through my blog archives and put together a COLLECTION of all my favorite Easter decorated cakes with bunnies, Easter eggs, fresh fruits, berries and flowers that are perfect for Easter parties. I hope you find inspiration in these Easter cake ideas and pictures. The links below all have corresponding recipes and tutorials. So, be sure to check them out.

Moist Lemon Cake

Super moist cake that’s loaded with lemon flavor, lemon curd and 7 minute frosting.

Easter Bunny Toppers

Made with basic tools and fondant

Easy Cake Tower

Just cut square slices of cake and arrange them in a tower formation with frosting and fondant flowers/fresh flowers.

Naked Mango Cherry Cake

Fun and colorful cake that starts off with a box cake mix.


Easter Egg Cake

A simple cake that’s frosted in green icing and covered in sprinkles and topped off with an crushed Oreo nest and egg candies.

How to Make Fondant Flower Cake

Made with a basic flower cutter and fondant, this polka dot flower is great on cakes and cupcakes.

Easter Bunny Cake

I have seen many bunny Easter cake ideas but kids LOVE this one. It’s made with shredded coconut and all the details are made with jelly candies.

Raspberry  Mousse Cake

Layers upon layers of deliciousness. Bottom layer is a vanilla cake that’s topped off with raspberry mousse and topped off with chocolate ganache and then decorated with fresh berries and edible spray.

How to Make a Naked Cake

A show-stopper cake with blue velvet cake, yellow frosting and fresh blackberries and flowers.

Easy Wafer Paper Flowers

Skip the fondant and use wafer paper and edible markers to make wafer paper flowers to decorate your Easter cake.

Kit Kat Cake with Strawberries

If you are looking for the best chocolate Easter cakes, look no further because this one is composed of a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and lots of Kit Kats.

How to Make Pinata Cake (Robin Egg Cake)

An oval cake with a hidden candy surprise inside that’s always a hit with kids.

Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The most amazing classic carrot cake that’s soft and moist and never fails.

Spring Cake with Flowers and Bumblebee

A small cake, covered in fondant and decorated with edible markers and decorated with a fondant bumblebee topper.

Peeps Cake

I know there are many peeps Easter cake ideas but this one is probably the easiest and cutest.

Cake Ball Cake

If you have leftover cake, use it to make cake balls and arrange it into a cake with tissue flowers or even fresh flowers.

Now, this was an older Easter nest cake I had made and I thought some of you might want to try this too. The nest is made out of melted chocolate instead frosting and can be filled with egg candies and even fondant chicks.

These are the INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cover a semi-circle styrofoam with wax paper. Rub some shortening over it so that the chocolate nest is easy to remove.
  2. Melt chocolate and pour into a squeeze bottle. Squeeze chocolate all over the styrofoam in random motion until it’s all covered. Pop it in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Take it out of the freezer and squeeze chocolate randomly again.The chocolate nest should be thick by now. Pop it in the freezer for 5 minutes again.
  4. Take it out of the freezer and gently remove the next from the styrofoam. Your chocolate nest is ready.
  5. Fill this chocolate nest with yellow and white Easter egg candies as well as a fondant chick.
  6. Now, for the rest of the cake…Cover your cake in green marshmallow fondant.
  7. Use your chocolate squeeze bottle to make a tree and branches. If you are worried about this tree not looking proper, then draw the tree and branches with edible marker first and then trace over that with melted chocolate.
  8. Use a flower candy mold to make little yellow chocolate flowers. For the leaves, cut out green jelly candies into small pieces. Stick the flowers and leaves along the tree branches with corn syrup, royal icing or even melted chocolate and you are done. Enjoy!

Well, that’s all for today.

You may have noticed that I DON’T have any religious Easter cake ideas in today’s post but if you have any suggestions, please let me know and I can add them to this post.

Anyways, which of those CUTE Easter cake ideas was the BEST Easter cake, in your opinion?

I hope you liked these EASY Easter cakes. 

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

40 comments on “Easter Cake Ideas”

  1. soo…cute i m going to try nice idea thanx..

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