5 ways to decorate Easter cakes

These egg-cellent no-bake treats will keep kids busy this Easter!

Written by Anna Burdal

It’s Easter! You could line up the eggs, the flour, the sugar, the willing three-year-old and make magical Instagram memories a great big mess.

BUT if you’re struggling to see the fun hidden behind the piles of plates to wash, clothes to clean and surfaces to wipe down then look no further. These treats have NO hard work – everything can be bought in a store. And they have ALL the FUN of decorating – in fact, they’re so simple, you can make a cuppa while your child gets to work.

And the best part? No-one on Instagram will know the difference.

1) 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.

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) 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.

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.

 Stay chilled! Here are more cakes you can make in the fridge.

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

What you’ll need: Shop-bought biscuits, mini chocolate buttons, yellow and orange icing.

What to do:

1. Get your child to ice the biscuits yellow.
2. Add chocolate button eyes.
3. Draw on an orange beak.

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