Eggs really get to shine at Easter.  They get decorated in all kinds of crafty ways.  It’s a tradition that is centuries old, and still lives on today in many cultures.

Of course the Easter eggs I’m going to decorate are made out of cake (this is How To Cake It of course)!  I’m going to decorate 3 eggs: one vanilla, one chocolate, and one a marble combination of both flavours.  Each egg will be filled with a candy surprise and decorated with a different technique.  Make an Easter egg cake this year and have your family hunt for it!  Once find it, there will be another sweet surprise when dessert is served.



Where Do I Get My Ingredients and Tools???
Easter should be about fun hunts, not stressful grocery store hunts! To make your Easter baking a little bit more relaxing, I've organized all of my caking ingredients and tools for you on my Parsel Page right here


Baking The Easter Egg Cakes!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

6 lb portion of Yo’s Ultimate Vanilla Cake - find my recipe here

8 lb portion of Yo’s Ultimate Chocolate Cake - find my recipe here

Rubber Spatula

Paring Knife

3 x Wilton 3D Egg Pan Set, greased and lined with parchment paper*


Once both your vanilla and chocolate batter are prepared divide the batter as follows:

2 ¼ lbs of vanilla batter into two egg pan halves

2 ½ lbs of chocolate batter into two egg pan halves

Use the remaining vanilla and chocolate batter to make the marble egg.  Alternate the batters in a random pattern in the two halves of the egg pan.  You don’t want to pour perfect striped layers of batter, you want to add it patches. Swirl them gently with a knife.

Bake the egg cakes at 350º for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Let the cakes cool completely in the pan.  Chill your cakes before carving them.


*I lined my 3D egg pans the same way I line my 3D sphere pans.  You can see how I do that here.

Filling Your Egg Cakes!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

Simple Syrup - find my recipe here

Italian Meringue Buttercream - find my recipe here

Serrated Knife

Small Serrated Knife


3 ½” Round Cutter

Small Offset Spatula

Small Icing Spatula

8 oz White Candy Melts

4 oz Dark Cocoa Candy Melts

Paint Brush

3 Types Easter Candy (1 cup of each)

Level each cake while still in their pan.  Run your knife along the top edge of each pan using it as a guide.  Gently run a small spatula around the inner edge of the pan. Flip the two halves out and remove the parchment paper.  Turn the cakes over so that the flat sides are facing up.



Place the circle cutter in the middle of one half of the egg.  Use a ruler to help guide you.  It should lay 1 ¼” away from the sides and 1 ½” away from the bottom.  Press the cutter into the egg.  Remove the cutter and use a small serrated knife to cut along the mark.  You want to cut on an angle towards the centre.  Be very carefully not to cut right through to the bottom.

Carve out a little more cake above the circle to create an oval that starts 2 ½” from the top of the egg.  Repeat this process on the other half of the egg.




Melt your candy melts and brush the surface of the opening in both halves of the egg. Use the white melts for the vanilla and marble cakes, and the dark melts for the chocolate cake.

While the chocolate is setting, flip both halves of the egg over placing the flat side down. Shower the rounded surface of each cake and let the simple syrup fully absorb.  

Flip the cake halves back over and fill each opening with the same candy.  Spread melted candy melts along the flat surface of one cake, all around the candy filled opening.




Line up the two halves of your egg side by side and then quickly sandwich them together in one movement.  Almost like clapping your hands - with cake in between!

If the egg cake needs any adjustment, do it right away, the candy melts will set fast! Turn the egg onto one side and fill in any gaps around the seam with candy melts.




Use a serrated knife to cut a very small slice off the bottom of the egg to help it stand upright.  Stand the candy filled egg cake onto a board.

Crumb coat and chill your Easter egg cakes for 20 minutes.  Then ice your eggs once more as smoothly as possible and chill it once again.  Eggs can be difficult to ice.  Take your time, and if needed you can always ice the cake again to perfect it.

Before covering your cakes with fondant, wet your hands and rub out any ridges.


Decorating Your Easter Egg Cakes!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

5 lbs Fondant

Wilton Lemon Yellow Icing Color

Wilton Golden Yellow Icing Color

Wilton Violet Icing Color

Wilton Pink Icing Color

Gold Luster Dust

Clear Food Grade Alcohol

Clear Piping Gel

Sprinkles in White, Yellow and Purple

Paint Brushes

Makeup Sponges

Soft Tissue or Paper Towel


Dye 2 oz of fondant yellow with both shades of yellow food colouring.  Dye 2oz of fondant purple with violet food colouring, and dye 4 oz pink with the pink colouring.

Cover the egg cakes with white fondant.  Trim and tuck way the excess at the bottom of the cakes.  Rub a small piece of fondant on the surface of your covered cakes to help smooth the surface.  Make a fondant paste to fill any creases you may have.

Covering an egg cake is a lot like covering a sphere cake.  You can see how I do that here.




I had so much fun decorating my Easter egg cakes.  I felt free to do whatever I want and use techniques that I don’t get to use on most cakes. These techniques are quite freeing because you can’t really go wrong.  You just stop whenever you are happy.

Modern Easter Egg

I rolled out my three colours of fondant and applied them to my egg cake.  I created a simple but effective pattern, trimming the fondant with a sharp knife and securing it with a little water.



I added a gold highlight to this cake by pouring gold luster mixed with clear food grade alcohol on top and letting it drip down the egg.


Watercolour Egg

Dilute the gel food colouring in clear alcohol to make yellow, purple and pink paints.  Use the makeup sponges to sponge on the colours in patches.  Start with yellow, then pink, then purple.




Lay a soft tissue on the surface and pull it away quickly.  This just lightens the paint and creates beautiful texture.



I added strokes of gold in a random pattern with three different brush sizes to brighten up this cake.



Sprinkle Cake

This cake is crowned with gold. Mix some gold luster with alcohol and paint the top of the egg gold.

Brush clear piping gel over the remaining white surface of the egg.  Toss the sprinkle together and press them onto the egg cake.  




How fun would it be to make just one of these cakes with your family for Easter!  I can’t wait until my son is old enough to bake with me.  


Happy Easter Everyone!