5 ways to decorate Easter cakes and biscuits

Want to whip up some Easter treats with your kids, but too chicken to start them from scratch? These treats are perfect. They have all the fun of decorating plus zero prep, because they use ready-made cakes and biscuits that you can buy in your local supermarket.

1) Down a rabbit hole: cute Easter bunny cakes!

What you’ll need: Shop bought cakes, vanilla icing, shredded coconut, mini marshmallows and pink icing.

What to do:

1. Ask your child to cover the cakes in vanilla icing and sprinkle on some shredded coconut.
2. Now get them to pop on two marshmallow feet and a tail.
3. Finally, they draw pawprints by blobbing on pink icing.

2) Ewe are always on my mind: create fluffy marshmallow sheep cakes.

What you’ll need: Shop-bought chocolate cupcakes, white icing, mini marshmallows, chocolate buttons, googly fondant eyes

What to do:

1. Ask your kids to cover the cakes in icing.
2. Now, they stick on lots of mini marshmallows.
3. Then, they pop on a chocolate button face.
4. And, finally, stick on googly fondant eyes (use a little more icing as glue).


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3) Cheep thrills: make a yummy little chick cake.

What you’ll need: Shop-bought vanilla cupcakes, buttercream icing, yellow food colouring, orange and black icing

What to do:

1. Ask your child to put a couple of drops of food colouring into the icing. Mix well!
2. Pop the icing into an icing bag (you could use a freezer bag and snip a hole in the corner).
3. Ask your child to pipe one big blob onto the cake, then a smaller one on top.
4. Now, they can draw on two black eyes and an orange beak.


4) Chocolate Easter nests: a classic favourite.

What you’ll need: 100g puffy rice, 200g chocolate, mini chocolate eggs and cupcake cases

What to do:

1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time. Stir in-between each time.
2. Meanwhile, your child can measure and pour the puffy rice into a bowl.
3. Then, they can add the melted chocolate. Give your kid a spatula so they can stir it all up!
4. Next, they dollop the chocolate mixture into the cupcake cases, and decorate with chocolate eggs.
5. Chill in the fridge until set.

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5) Ice, ice baby! Use icing pens to decorate chick biscuits.

What you’ll need: Shop-bought biscuits, yellow fondant icing and orange and black icing pens.

What to do:

1. Ask your child to roll out the yellow fondant icing. Help them to cut it to the size of the biscuits with a cookie cutter or the rim of a glass.
2. Pop the icing on the biscuit.
3. Give your child the icing pens so they can draw faces, wings and feet.