I’m a bit late to the mark with this blog post, this last week has been crazy!
For Easter Sunday I spent the day with my partner’s family for a lovely roast lamb and lots of sweet treats, including this Easter themed cake.
The cake was a blend of light, spring flavours and went down a treat. The sponge is a delicate orange blossom and almond cake, layered with homemade orange curd and decorated with mascarpone Swiss meringue buttercream, of which i’d never tried and absolutely loved! I coloured the buttercream pastel green and then speckled the outside with a mix of cocoa powder and vanilla essence.
It’s certainly not the neatest cake I’ve ever made as the icing was so smooth that the cake was determined to fall over. I put some dowelling in the middle and it seemed to hold up in the end, I may try this recipe again when I have more time to let the cake set.
To make the egg nest look more realistic, I used vermicelli noodles covered in chocolate and moulded into a nest shape. I was very happy with the finished look even though it wasn’t edible. However, it did create some great entertainment for me when people attempted to eat it before realising it was noodles!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter Weekend, mine was so hectic but I got to spend time with family which all that matters.