Easter Egg Nest Cake Recipe

Easter Egg Nest Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm ring cake

20 cm

350 g

225 g

 

 

Materials / equipment

25 cm

Lemon sponge ring cake

Lemon-flavored butter icing

Marzipan

Pink, green and purple food coloring

Small foil-wrapped chocolate eggs

 

Cake board

Method :
  • Cut the cake in half horizontally and sandwich together with one-third of the butter icing. Place on the cake board. Use the remaining icing to cover the cake. Smooth the top and swirl the side with a palette knife.
  • For the marzipan plaits, divide the marzipan into three and tint pink, green and purple. Cut each portion in half. Using one-half of each color, roll thin sausages long enough to go around the base. Pinch the ends together, then twist the strands into a rope. Pinch the other ends to seal.
  • Place the colored marzipan rope on the cake board around the cake.
  • For the nests, take the remaining portions of colored marzipan and divide each into five. Roll each piece into a 16cm rope. Take a rope of each color, pinch the ends together, twist to form a multi-colored rope and pinch the other ends. Form into a circle. Repeat to make five nests.
  • Space the nests evenly on the cake. Place small chocolate eggs in the nests.

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