How to Decorate Easter Cakes and Cupcakes

I have shown several different ideas already for how to decorate Easter Cakes and Cupcakes on my youtube videos ; but I figured why not make it easy and combine all the techniques and specialty items you may need for this fun project, right here! In one convenient page!

Keep in mind the type of cake and filling, and icings you use is entirely up to you. All of the recipes can be found right here on the left column. (See it??)
Just click on Fillings & Icings OR Cake Recipes and of course prepare all of those things in advance to make easy work of the FUN Decorating day! Then Pick Your Passion for any one of the projects below!

Of course what I have shown so far is not the “end all be all” of Easter and Spring cake decorating, but it is a pretty good start, and you can take some of the ideas I have shown you here and RUN WITH IT! I love nothing more than to see the creations you all come up with from the simple basics I show you. Be sure to post to the Woodland Bakery Facebook Page when you are finished! The Woodland Woodies Love Love Love looking at cake almost as much as we love baking it, (and ummm, errr….eating it!)

Where to start?

Cornelli Lace Pattern on Cakes
You Will Need: The #3 Ateco Straight tip, #104 Ateco Petal tip, a coupler, a pastry bag, a flower nail for Making Buttercream Roses
All of these items (AND MORE!) are found in the Woodland Bakery Essentials Cake Kit

Basketweave Design on Cakes
You Will Need: The #48 Ateco Basketweave tip, #21 Ateco Star tip, coupler, pastry bag, flower nail.
All of there items (AND MORE!) are found in the Woodland Bakery Essentials Cake Kit

Poured Fondant Easter Cake
Of course you will need an Egg Shaped cake pan to bake your favorite cake recipe, but aside from that, you really just need the Poured Fondant recipe some buttercream and a few tips and pastry bags all found right here in the Woodie Store
I use the tips from the Essentials Cake Decorating Kit
The Sugar Pop-Ons are optional

Easter Cupcakes 3 Ways

For theRobins’s Nest Cupcake , you will need: The #824 Ateco Grass Tip for icing the cupcakes. The #3 Ateco tip for making the nest. Speckled Jelly Eggs to fill the nest and you’re done!

For the Bunny Ears Cupcakes you will need a calla lily gum paste cutter or you can ABSOLUTELY just cut the shapes yourself! Unless you have another use for the Calla Lily set, it is a lot of money to spend just to make bunny ears!
You will also need the #826 Ateco tip found in the XL Cake Decorating Kit and of course a pastry bag found in same kit. Some Rolling Fondant will be necessary too as you will see in the video.

For the Bunny Butt Cupcakes you will need to say BUNNY BUTT about 17 times! Trust me, it’s SOOOOO FUN!!!!
In addition you will need the #826 Ateco tip found in the XL Cake Decorating Kit, some rolling fondant to make the shapes of the bunny butt, carrots etc.

And last but not least! For you ADVANCED Pastry Chefs! Try your hand at the Fondant Easter Bunny Cake!
This video in from my Point Of View Camera in hopes that I could give you a better birds eye view of how to create this fabulous work of Bunny Art!

You will need some special tools here, such as Flower Wire for the whiskers, or if you prefer to stay “organic” use pieces of Raw- Uncooked Spaghetti! This way the whole cake is edible too!
Cake pop sticks to fasten on the ears, and a bit of white chocolate for “glue”.
Some small round cookie or gum paste cutters (or watch how I use a piping tip to cut out the eyes!)
A pastry bag with a #3 Ateco tip and some black buttercream (or chocolate will work too!) to make the whisker spots!
This is a fun cake to make! You should Try It!

  • carmen

    i love chocolate with strawberry white cake with 3 leche is so good .you could show all the people you showing .God bless

  • Amber Williams

    I watch your YouTube videos all the time this is my first time checking at your blog and I love it I amgoing to try an make the egg cake for easter for my kids I hope it looks as good as yours does thanks so much for doing the videos

  • Connie

    Hi Gretchen, decided to make the Easter cake and Bunny cake for my grandchildren to decorate for Easter. I have two egg pans, did you just use one cake pan for each of these cakes? I think I can see that you cut one of the cake egg pans in half for the Bunny cake, did you do the same for the Easter cake.
    So egg-cited to make these. I know my grandbabies will have fun decorating.

    • Gretchen Price

      Hahaha EGG-cited….nice!

      Bunny= 1 cake
      Egg= 1 cake

      I do slice them to fill the layers

      • Connie

        Thanks, your amazing!!! Next, on to red velvet cupcakes for my daughter for her birthday. She is attending ASU and wants to take them to class…. Yikes, college students. hahaha. want to do your rose buds but need practice.
        I hope you and your family, both at home and at the bakery have an amazing Easter,

        • Gretchen Price

          Thanks! Here is a good tutorial on how to make the buds!
          Flower Tutorial

          • Connie

            Update, so I went out and purchased a cake pan and was so upset when I realized that my cake was going to turn out FLAT and oval, not looking like an egg just oval and flat. Bummer. I made three different cakes as my grand children are coming over on Saturday to decorate them, family time. However, I was still upset that I wouldn’t get this faberge (did I spell that right) look. So I went on line and was in search of the cake pan to get that look. I FOUND ONE AND IT ARRIVED YESTERDAY! So back to being egg-cited and will be in the kitchen baking more cakes. I will send pictures. Thanks for the link to the Flower Tutorial… I have watched in many times. practice practice practice…. Hugs and Happy Easter!!!

  • philis adison

    can a cake recipe be used to cake cupcakes?

    • Gretchen Price


  • Josie’s Cupcakes

    I love the basket weave cake. I’m going to have to check out that video :)

  • Diane

    Gretchen, my dear sister made and frosted beautiful cupcakes for her ladies meeting tomorrow and then realized the meeting isn’t until next week. Fifty chocolate buttercream iced cupcakes. Do you think they will be ok if she keeps them in gallon freezer bags in the freezer and then thaws them in the fridge before the meeting?

    • Gretchen Price

      Yes absolutely!

  • frances

    i just stumbled on your site, you make everything so easy to follow, I’ve tried quite a few of your stuff, delicious!!!! but i found that the swissbutter cream is a little too sweet, can i cut back on the sugar a little???

    • Gretchen Price

      Hi Welcome and Thanks! Yes you can eliminate the confectioners sugar completely if you wish

  • Jazzy

    Thanks so much crumbboss

  • Zena Herbert

    This ‘head’ camera is strange and wonderful – it’s so much easier to see because of the more familiar perspective. What lovely brown arms you have; have you been on holiday?

  • pete mills

    i do not want to make a cake . i would like to buy one

    • Gretchen Price

      Good Idea, come to my bakery

  • kadayshia

    What such a great cook , im going to try your rainbow cake for a party .Thanks for your help

  • Rebecca

    What icing do you use for the basket weave cake shown here? It is a very cute cake by the way.

  • bhavna

    thank you sooooo much. Really appreciate. Here I was asking you for help and classes and here you have gone right ahead and posted new videos on cake decoration…..thanks again