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The Famous Easter Bake-Off


I love a good old fashioned family tradition. One of these traditions in our household is the annual Easter Cake Bake - one of us creates the most majestic of all cakes, covered in all things Easter related, and we scoff the lot within a couple of days.

I can't imagine Easter without a fabulous cake so I thought I'd share my best tips for creating a cake that Mary Berry would be proud of.


1 - Keep the cake simple. Keep the basic cake simple. I usually go for a Victoria sponge or a chocolate cake. Nothing too complicated as you will be covering the cake in Easter chocolate so you need a good, classic cake for the base. If you're doubting your cake baking skills, use a pre-made box mix. No one ever needs to know...

2 - Go hard or go home with the decorations. My general rule is that decorating this type of cake can never get too tacky or too over the top. Mini eggs? Chuck the entire bag on. Cream eggs? Sure, everyone needs cream egg brownies in their lives. Fluffy yellow chickens? You need at least 15 of them on top of your cake.

3 - Use plenty of icing/chocolate on the top. It is so much easier to stick the hundreds of decorations on top  if you have a wedge of icing, or chocolate spread, sitting on top of your cake. Trust me, I know these things. I highly recommend the icing in tubes and tubs, ready made, because you can scoop it on and it is a perfect consistency.

4 - Make sure it's a show stopper. What would Mary and Paul think of your creation? Would you proudly pop it on Instagram? This cake needs to stop everyone in their tracks, so make something you're Mother would be proud of. Our cakes are always displayed in the kitchen, so I feel all the pressure to make it look good haha!

5 - Have fun. While I'm saying you need to make it look beautiful, there is no point making an extravagant cake if you don't have fun doing it. Get the family involved; make a cake each and have a competition bake-off style, decorate each layer differently, pick everyone favourite chocolates to go on top... what ever you chose make sure it's fun for all the family and you have a good giggle creating it.

This year's cake theme was pastel... I kept it pretty plain for me! I usually do a chocolate cake so fancied a change this year, what do you think? Let me know in the comments if you have a go at this and make sure you check out the Provident Budget Trips and Easter Tips for more fun Easter activities!


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  1. Oh wow that cake looks super yummy, I've never really thought about doing an Easter bake off but this sounds like a great idea.

    Kirsty x
    http://cosmeticsbeautyrainbow.blogspot.co.uk/

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