This Easter we’ll be dining at Casa de Yancy. Once again Charisse and Damion are opening their home again to family and friends. Unlike the big birthday party, the end of January I’m in on this one and of course I’m planning a dessert table. I’d like to do one before Easter but now sure if I’ll be able to pull off two. Naturally there’s been lots of pinning and I also keep a folder on my laptop and one in my phone for quick access. Here are a few cakes that have caught my eye.
Aren’t these bunnies just adorable? The cake is covered in fondant and it looks like the bunnies could be made from modeling chocolate. I’d really have to hone my fondant skills for this one. Which means I should have started practicing right after Christmas. I could still cover the cake in a crusting buttercream but it wouldn’t have the satin smooth finish. The small flowers would be easy to cut out with fondant, candy eggs no problem. Peeps would be an OK substitute for the small bunnies. As a last resort, a white chocolate bunny could take the place of the larger one. Kind of like the look for less right?
These bunnies hopping along the side of the cake would be a breeze. It’s likely I’ll make cookies so I could bake and decorate some extra to place on the sides and on top of the cake. More candy eggs or jelly beans at the border along with coconut tinted green. Not sure if I like the yellow frosting. If I decided on this one the yellow would be much lighter.
I fell in love with these bunny treats the first time I saw them. They look a little like doughnuts and then again the base looks like a small cupcake. Doughnuts are typically a staple on my dessert tables. They are inexpensive, and so adaptable to decorations. Should I make them that’s what I would use. The most challenging task is finding the bunny faces and feet. The company that makes them only sells them in large quantities. Right now I don’t need 140+, so I’ll have to come up with plan B.
Even though the Easter palette is all about pastels you can never go wrong with a chocolate covered cake. My son-in-law has already put in his request for two of them. Not sure if he’d like this chocolate mousse version or not. With all of the other sweet treats this one may have to wait. Making the chocolate band could be a tad tricky and the assembly may require more time than I’m willing to spend for this holiday. I think I’ll save it for a lazy day project.
This Orange Cream Tart is definitely a contender. We need something citrus and creamy to balance out the chocolate candy and other desserts. Depending on how many guests will be attending I may have to make two large tarts.
By now are you thinking enough is enough already? Me too! With the chocolate cake, candy and cookies this is surely enough to fill a dessert table. I will choose one of the bunny cakes for my carrot cake and hope that I can find the bunny faces and feet for the doughnuts. Wish me luck!