Easter Dessert

I’m not much of a baker anymore.  I really don’t like to cook.  But I saw something in Wal-Mart’s ad that I had to try.  It was Duff’s Pastel Tie-Dye Cake mix.  The colors looked like Easter.  After two tries, I finally have a sweet cake for Easter Dessert!

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This is the Tie-Dye cake mix.  Looks like Easter to me!

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I was very excited to try it.  I gathered all of my ingredients together.

Easter Dessert Ingredients

I got 6 bowls to mix the colors of the batter.  I even went so far as to use Post-it-notes to keep them organized.

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I gave the cake pans a good coat of Pam (like it said to do), and then I layered the colors into the pan.  This is where the Post-it-notes really helped because you put the colors in the pans by order, and the second pan is in the reverse.

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I baked them according to the package directions.  When a tooth pick came out clean, I removed them from the oven.  So far, so good.

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When they had cooled, I flipped the pans over to remove them.  What I got was an Epic Fail! 

The cakes stuck to the bottom of the pans!  It was a pretty colored mess.

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I am stubborn Irish.  I was not about to let this cake get the better of me.  So, starting again with a fresh box of mix, I tried it again.  The colors of the first batch came out a little intense, so I used smaller drops of the food coloring so that is was more pastel  And this time, I did it the old fashioned way.  I greased the pans with Crisco & then floured them.

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This time the cakes came out of the pans with ease.  (Thank God)   I put a layer of icing in between the cakes & them iced them completely with Whipped icing.  Once they were iced, I got out all of the marshmallow bunnies.  I used blue, pink, green & purple bunnies.

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I cut the bunnies apart with my kitchen scissors & pressed them into the icing, alternating the colors.

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Then I got out some chocolate canned icing.  I used it to make a nest on the top of the cake.

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Then I got some M&M speckled eggs and put them into the center of the nest.

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You can’t have a nest with eggs without some Peeps.  I cut 2 of them off & placed them on either side of the nest.

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And it was finished!  It only took me trying this twice, but I did it.

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And how did the cake turn out?  I like it.

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How does it taste?  It’s white cake.

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I guess being ‘stubborn Irish’ paid off.  Who knows, maybe next time I’ll try the Zebra mix!

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Wishing you all a blessed Easter.

Happy Creating everyone!

Easter Dessert

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