Business is Blooming! Cake
This perennial Easter favorite will make the most adorable holiday centerpiece. Sweet bunny is surrounded by candy cordial flowerpots and a brightly-striped awning trimmed with dainty drop flowers. During this busy season it’s so convenient to make all the accessory components in advance.
- Easy-Add Sky Blue Icing Color Add to shopping list Sky Blue Icing Color
- Easy-Add Rose Icing Color Add to shopping list Rose Icing Color
- Easy-Add Brown Icing Color Add to shopping list Brown Icing Color
- Easy-Add Lemon Yellow Icing Color Add to shopping list Lemon Yellow Icing Color
- Easy-Add Leaf Green Icing Color Add to shopping list Leaf Green Icing Color
- Easy-Add White Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list White Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy Add to shopping list Light Cocoa Candy Melts® Candy
- Easy-Add Primary Candy Colors Set Add to shopping list Primary Candy Colors Set
- Easy-Add Garden Candy Color Set Add to shopping list Garden Candy Color Set
- Easy-Add Gum Paste Mix Add to shopping list Gum Paste Mix
- Easy-Add Meringue Powder Add to shopping list Meringue Powder
thin spaghetti Uncooked
Cake serves 12.
- Easy-Add Stand-Up Lamb Pan Set Add to shopping list Stand-Up Lamb Pan Set
- Easy-Add Tip: 2 Add to shopping list Tip: 2
- Easy-Add Tip: 3 Add to shopping list Tip: 3
- Easy-Add Tip: 18 Add to shopping list Tip: 18
- Easy-Add Tip: 224 Add to shopping list Tip: 224
- Easy-Add Tip: 352 Add to shopping list Tip: 352
- Easy-Add Classic Mini Bars Candy Mold Add to shopping list Classic Mini Bars Candy Mold
- Easy-Add Cordial Cups Candy Mold Add to shopping list Cordial Cups Candy Mold
- Easy-Add Hoppy Easter Lollipop Mold Add to shopping list Hoppy Easter Lollipop Mold
- Easy-Add 11 3/4 in. Lollipop Sticks Add to shopping list 11 3/4 in. Lollipop Sticks
- Easy-Add Flower Former Set Add to shopping list Flower Former Set
- Easy-Add Decorator Brush Set Add to shopping list Decorator Brush Set
- Easy-Add Cake Board Add to shopping list Cake Board
- Easy-Add Rolling Pin Add to shopping list Rolling Pin
- Easy-Add Fanci-Foil Wrap Add to shopping list Fanci-Foil Wrap
- 8 1/2 in. wide satin ribbon
- Pizza cutter
- Hot Glue Gun
- Waxed paper
- Craft block
- Zip-Close Plastic Bag
At least 1 week in advance, make cart and bunny ears: Prepare two gum paste recipes.
Cut ears and let dry on cornstarch-dusted flower formers. Cut two 3 x 6 in. awnings, one 4 1/2 x 6 in. countertop.
Tint portion light blue and cut one 4 1/2 x 3 in. side and two 6 x 3 1/2 in. front/back pieces. Poke holes in countertop with lollipop stick. Let all pieces dry on cornstarch-dusted board.
When dry, tint portion dark blue and cut awning strips 1 1/2 in. wide x 3 in. long; attach to awning with water. Let dry 2 days.
In advance, using royal icing, make 30 each rose and yellow tip 224 drop flowers with tip 2 white dot centers. Make extras for breakage; let dry.
Tint white candy lavender, pink, yellow and green; Mold tulips and mini bar flower boxes using painting method. Mold flowerpots in cordial cups mold, using white and cocoa candy tinted with orange color.
Cut bottom of tulips flat and attach to pots with candy. Make spaghetti whiskers using tip 3 and royal icing; let dry in craft block. Tint shredded coconut green (see below) link to below instructions.
Bake and cool lamb cake. Pipe-in inside ears with tip 3 and rose royal icing. Cut slots in cake and insert ears. Lightly ice cake smooth in buttercream.
Attach cart on back of cake with icing.
Make brace for awning: Cut lollipop stick pieces; four 7 in., two 4 1/4 in. and two 2 3/4 in. Insert 7 in. sticks through countertop holes and through cake. Hot glue smaller sticks horizontally to tops of 7 in. sticks for brace sides. Glue awning sides together at right angle, then glue to brace.
Pipe-in tip 3 eyes and mouth, dot nose. Build up icing for paws. Cover bunny, paws and outside ears with tip 18 stars; overpipe mouth and nose area. Edge cart with tip 3 beads.
Attach drop flowers to cart and candy flower boxes with icing; add tip 352 leaves. Attach ribbon bow with icing. Insert whiskers. Add tip 2 message. Position tinted coconut and candy.
Tinting Shredded Coconut: Place desired amount of coconut in plastic bag, add a few drops of color and knead until color is evenly blended. Dry on waxed paper.