Eggcelent Easter Cakes!

To help you get in Easter Baking Spirit this Friday afternoon we are sharing a few egg-cellent Easter cake ideas!

1. Surprise Inside Easter Cake

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What is more exciting than cutting into a cake and having candy and sprinkles tumble out? Eating it all, of course! This colorful springtime cake will surprise your guests, and be the hit of your Easter sweet table. All you need for this fun project is our Easy Layers Cake Pan Set, some icing in fun Spring colors, and a mixture of Easter candy and sprinkles! If yo would like to make this project click HERE!

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Look how fun that is!

2. Mini Easter Basket Cakes

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Create adorable and edible Easter baskets this spring for the kids and fill with your favorite Easter candy assortment. This simple Honey Almond Cake recipe is quick and easy to make using our Shortcake Baskets Pan, and will be a new favorite treat for the entire family!

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Honey Almond Cake Easter Baskets

Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp nutmeg

pinch of salt

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

3/4 cups sugar

3 eggs, room temperature

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp almond extract

1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature

easter candy assortment (robin eggs, cadbury eggs, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, etc.)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Shortcake Baskets Pan with a baking spray containing flour and use a pastry brush to evenly coat the details of the pan. Whisk flour, almond flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Using a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in honey, almond extract and sour cream until everything is combined. Slowly add the flour mixture on low speed and mix until just combined. Fill each well of the pan ¾ full. Tap pan gently on counter top to remove air bubbles. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 8-10 minutes before inverting cakes onto a cooling rack. Fill with desired Easter candy and enjoy!

Recipe & photos thanks to Nordic Ware!

3. Speckled Egg Statement Cake

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Soft pastel colors make this springtime cake just as beautiful as it is delicious. Simple and classic, this lovely spring cake is sure to be the crowning touch to your Easter brunch. Just use our inexpensive and versatile Mini Egg Silicone Mold!

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Hope these fun ideas inspire you! Happy Baking and Happy Friday!

Decorating Techniques for your Easter Cookies

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Sponge-Painted Easter Egg Cookies

For a sweet take on speckled-eggs, use a natural sea sponge to dab royal icing (colored in springtime hues) onto white-iced cookies. The results are far too pretty to merely serve as dessert. SOURCE: MARTHA STEWART LIVING, MARCH 2016

Get the full tutorial HERE.

FF Supplies:

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Cookie Decorating With Wafer Paper

Learn how to adorn your sugar cookies with fun Easter wafer paper images. Application is simple and you don’t need to be a cookie decorating expert to get professional looking results!

Get the full tutorial HERE.

FF Supplies:

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Bunny Face Cookies

Learn how to make adorable bunny face cookies with our NEW Bunny Face Cutter. This tutorial by cookie artisan Sweet Sugarbelle is actually quite simple!

Get the full tutorial HERE.

FF Supplies:

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Rubber Stamped Cookies 

Stamping your iced cookies with food color is an easy and effective way to decorate!  No professional skills are needed!  Using rubber stamps to decorate cookies, is a great way to easily add fine detail that would normally take hours free-handed with royal icing or food-color pens.

Get the full tutorial HERE.

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How To Use Wafer Paper On A Cake

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Introducing edible wafer paper cake illustrations from Fancy Flours.

Now enjoy the ease and beauty of wafer paper images on cakes! Our Easter Bunnies design fits an 8″ round cake. Simply cut out and apply to fresh buttercream, or use light Karo corn syrup to apply to a fondant surface. Add to a store bought cake for a quick custom look.

What is Wafer Paper?

Wafer paper is made of dehydrated potato starch, water and vegetable oil. The thin edible paper is then pre-printed with food-safe dyes. Wafer paper is tasteless and does not “melt” into the frosting, it will remain as a thin sheet of edible paper on top of your sweet confection.

Instructions for use on a cake:

Using craft scissors, carefully cut out your wafer paper image along the outer cut line provided on the design. You will want to trim carefully for a clean, finished look.

Butter Cream Frosting Application: Apply the trimmed wafer paper illustration directly to a smooth surface of fresh buttercream frosting. Working from the center outwards, smooth any bubbles that may exist. You can consider the cake done at this point, or, pipe a decorative edge around the cake to hide the edge of the wafer paper.

Fondant Application: If your cake has a fondant surface you will want to apply a thin layer of Light Karo Corn Syrup to the back side of the wafer paper illustration using a craft brush or a very soft basting brush. (Light coating only). Turn the wafer paper illustration over and apply to the top of the cake. Starting from the center, smooth the wafer paper outward towards the edges to get a good seal and to remove all bubbles. The cake can be considered complete at this point, or, add a decorative piped border.

Store-Bought Cake Application: Request that the grocery store or bakery refrain from sprinkles or colored decorations on the top surface of the cake. If the surface is not fondant, just cut out and apply the wafer paper directly to the surface of the cake – smoothing it out as best as possible so that it does not get waves or wrinkles. The paper is really very forgiving.

Tips for Success: Wait until the day of your event to apply the wafer paper illustration and only allow the cake to be refrigerated for a few hours before serving the cake. Note: we have left a store bought cake with a wafer paper topper in the refrigerator for 3 days without any color transfer or wrinkling – however, humidity and frosting moisture are factors and may vary greatly from our test conditions.

 Serving Tip: Gently cut thru the wafer paper first and then cut deeper into your slice for serving – this will produce the most decorative presentation

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Perfect dessert for your Easter celebration!

 

New Spring 2015 Catalog

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Shop our NEW Spring 2015 catalog on-line now!  http://mydigitalpublication.com/publication?i=245985

It is full of so many fun new items with themes including Easter, Spring, Mother’s Day, Derby, Butterflies, Flowers, Spring Tea, Honey Bee, Woodland, and Circus.

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Featured on the cover:

Easter Stand-Up Cookie Cutters, Set of 4   $20.00

http://www.fancyflours.com/product/Easter-Stand-Up-Cookie-Cutter-Set-of-4/easter-party-theme

SHOP ALL EASTER

Fancy Flours Spring Pin & Win

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Thank you for participating in our Spring Pin & Win Contest! We hope that you enjoyed it and found some great Spring inspiration.

Contest winners:
 1st place 
– $100 Fancy Flours gift certificate – Goes to Jacqueline Griffin!
Check out her lovely Spring/Easter themed board HERE.

 2nd place – $50 Fancy Flours gift certificate – Goes to Bea Witched!
Check out her fun Spring Bee themed board HERE.

 3rd place 
– $25 Fancy Flours gift certificate – Goes to Lisbeth Krause!
Check out her lovely mix of modern and vintage Spring pins HERE.

*Boards were judged on originality, creativity, product variety and adherence to the guidelines.