Easter eggs are the perfect blank canvas for any decoration under the sun, from intricate and simple, to detailed, gorgeous, modern and even sweet!
No matter the style, decorating Easter Eggs is something I look forward to every year. Like these Geode Easter Eggs from 2018, which were so fun to make!
Lately pinterest and instagram have been filled with piped and decorated cakes, which are absolutely gorgeous and a new form of inspiration for me. Since I happen to love cake and have a feeling that most everyone else does too, using the sweet & decadent dessert as inspiration for today’s festive Easter DIY was a must!
Easy DIY Cake Easter Eggs
Faux eggs decorated with piped rosettes and gold cake stands, to resemble little rosette cakes.
Today’s dessert eggs are simple, yet chic and sweet enough to eat..well, almost!
Each DIY Cake Easter Egg is decorated with a little gold cake stand and 4 rows of quickly piped pink rosettes, made from stiff royal icing.
I love working with royal icing and I think you will too! It takes on the consistency of glue and dries hard, for decorations that will last.
The piped royal icing rosettes look quite similar to a classic rosette cake in a soft shade of pink! Color possibilities are endless though! You can even switch up the piping tip to create Cake inspired Easter Eggs of your choice!
And you’ll love how quick and easy they are to decorate!
Watch the video below to see for yourself!
- 12 to 24 faux or fresh boiled eggs.
- White and pink stiff royal icing. (Or any color of your choice.)
- 2 tip-less piping bag
- Wilton piping tip 16, fitted onto 1 piping bag.
- 24K Gold dust
- Splash of Vodka (for gold dust)
- Stiff Royal Icing:
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 TBSP Meringue Powder
- 2 TBSP water
- Pink food coloring
- paint brush
- painters palette
Make the pink and white royal icing.
FOR THE STIFF ROYAL ICING:
Combine powdered sugar and meringue powder in the bowl of an electric mixer.
Add water and beat on high for about 5 minutes.
The icing will be very thick like toothpaste.
Add food coloring and mix icing until the desired color is achieved.
If the icing looks too thin, add more powdered sugar. It should take on the consistency of thick toothpaste when it's ready for piping.
Transfer the pink icing to the bag fitted with tip 16.
Transfer the white icing into the remaining piping bag not fitted with a piping tip.
TO MAKE THE CAKE STANDS:
Snip a small point off the tip of the white stiff icing bag and pipe an even line from one side of the egg to the other.
Then decorate the line with dots of piped icing.
Pipe two small lines of icing on a diagonal beneath the first piped line of royal icing almost to resemble a triangle.
Seal the diagonal lines with another line of icing at the bottom.
Set aside to dry.
Repeat these steps to make cake stands on all of the eggs.
Pour the gold dust into paint palette.
Add a splash of Vodka and stir with brush.
Gently paint each of the cake stands until covered in gold.
Allow 5 minutes to dry.
FOR THE ROSETTE CAKES:
Use Wilton tip 16.
Start to the right of the cake stand (leaving a little space on the edge), and gently squeeze the icing while turning your hand in a circular motion, until you’ve piped a small rosette.
Make a row of 4 rosettes across and 4 rosettes up. 16 total.
Repeat the steps to make all of the piped rosette cakes.
Allow 20 minutes to dry before displaying.
The little piped cakes can be made with any color of royal icing of choice!
Fresh or faux eggs?
I usually use fresh eggs for Easter projects. I find that they are easy to use, but on the downside, can be a bit more time consuming when you factor in the boiling and cooling time.
Because this DIY is done with faux eggs, it’s no fuss! No boiling or chilling in the fridge makes them a breeze and they’re ready to put on display in as little as 20 minutes!
For those reasons, I prefer faux eggs for this project.
Now don’t you think the cake eggs make a beautiful Easter centerpiece?
Place them in a dish, on an egg plate or in individual egg cups this Easter Sunday.
Then display them alongside a real rosette cake if you’re feeling fancy enough to make one!
I can’t wait to see how your DIY cake eggs turn out! Tag me @poshlittledesigns over on instagram if you make them!
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