This easy Easter Cake is decorated with cookies and could not be any simpler. Step 1: buy cake, cookies and frosting. Step 2: affix cookies to cake. I’ve got a few more details for you below.
While you could certainly make the cake and cookies for this “recipe” … why? Here’s how to create this cute cake that looks more impressive than the effort it requires.
- Cake (I chose coconut cake)
- 8 Archer Farms bunny ears cookies from Target (you can add them to a delivery order)
- 1 Archer Farms bunny tail cookie from Target
- Vanilla buttercream frosting (buy any canned brand)
- Offset spatula or dinner knife
1 – Place the cake on the cake stand you’ll serve your cake from.
2 – If you purchase a buttercream cake, you can skip this step. If you bought a coconut cake, use the spatula to lightly scrape off some coconut. This will help the cookies stick better to the cake.
3 – Unwrap the cookies and use the spatula to swipe 1 to 2 tablespoons of frosting on the back of a cookie.
4 – Press the cookie into the side of the cake and hold it in place for a few seconds.
5 – With the first cookie in place, estimate how far apart to place each additional cookie so they will encircle the cake. The first time I tried this, I placed the cookies immediately next to each other (as shown in the photo immediately below), and that left me with a weird space at the back of the cake.
This second photo shows you the spacing that worked for me.
6 – At the top of the cake, make a 2-inch slit in the cake. Insert one bunny face cookie on the left. Make a second 2-inch slit to the right of and a little behind the face cookie. Insert one bunny tail cookie. Press the cookies a little ways into the cake so they’ll be secure enough to stand on their own.
That’s it! You can see the cake on the center of my Easter party table.
Let your cake and cookies set up for a little while before you move it. You don’t want cookies falling off. If they do, add more frosting to the cookie and press in place again. On my first attempt, I didn’t use enough frosting. On the second try, the cookie stayed in place over the days it took us to eat the cake.
I love this idea and think I’ll try it with other seasonal cookies. The Archer Farms cookies at Target are usually a little on the tough side, so they work well for decorating purposes.
If you try this idea, I’d love to see your photos!