Speckled Egg Statement Cake
Soft pastel colors make this springtime cake just as beautiful as it is delicious. Simple and classic, this lovely spring cake is sure to be the crowning touch to your Easter Brunch.Buttercream Recipe and ingredientsYour favorite cake recipe or mix (12 cups of batter is needed) Egg Mini Treat Silicone Mold # 56WL719 Candy Melts, pre-colored or tint them yourself with coloring product suitable for candies.Color Dust for the speckles on eggsFor the icing, try our new Liqua-Gel Coloring Kit # 67CM36 Piping bags and tips 2D, 67, 51. Make candy melts candy eggs. Divide 2 oz. candy into six dipping containers. Melt candy following package instructions. Using candy colors, tint candy pale shades of orange, pink, yellow, violet, green, and blue. Place melted candy into disposable bags and cut off tip of bags. Pipe candy into Egg Mini Treat Silicone Mold, filling cavities. Tap mold on counter to remove air bubbles. Chill until set, about 15 to 20 minuets. Un-mold. Repeat with remaining candy for a total of 24 candy eggs. Place completed eggs on parchment paper.
Recipe from www.wilton.com
2. Combine Color Dust with small amount of lemon extract until mixture is thin consistency. Dip brush into mixture and flick brush bristles toward candy with finger, creating splatter pattern on candy eggs. Let dry, about 4 to 5 hours.
3. Prepare and tint icing using a buttercream icing following recipe instructions. Reserve 5 cups white icing. Divide remaining icing into six bowls, 1/2 cup icing per bowl. Tint icing yellow, orange, blue, violet, pink, and green per instructions.
4. Bake and cool cake. Using your favorite cake recipe or mix, bake and cool two cake layers. Trim layers to 1-1/2 " high for a 3" high cake. Fill, stack, and ice cake with white icing, leaving spatula marks on sides and top of cake. Reserve 1/2 cup for border and remaining icing for flowers.
5. Decorate cake by placing candy eggs around the top edge of cake. Prepare four decorating bags with tip 2D. Using spatula, stripe and fill with small amounts of icing for the flowers in the following color combinations:
Violet, blue, whitePink, yellow, whiteYellow, blue, whiteViolet, orange, whitePipe flowers around candy eggs. Prepare decorating bags with tip 67 and green icing to add leaves around flowers and eggs. Prepare decorating bag with tip 5 and 1/2 cup white icing to pipe bead border around bottom edge of cake.