6 Easter Desserts Almost Too Cute to Eat

Make an adorable sweet centerpiece for your spring feast.

This Easter, amp up the cute factor and make an adorable sweet centerpiece for your spring feast. Admit it: A cake shaped like a bunny is just as exciting to you as it is for the youngest Easter egg hunters at the party. A cake is a cake, regardless of whether it’s topped with frosted biscotti ears. Whip out the icing and pastel candies for a dessert that is sure to make everyone smile. Here are some of our happiest recipes that are almost too cute to eat.

Yes, your bunny cake will be just as cute as the photo above if you follow this step-by-step guide. If you have a favorite cake recipe, use it, but a boxed cake mix works really well too.

Here’s a lamb recipe that everyone will love. It requires little more than classic vanilla cake and buttercream. Seriously — cake crumbs and frosting (plus two small black candies) are all you need to make even that sweet face.

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Photo by: Kat Teutsch

Kat Teutsch

Food Network Magazine’s marshmallow chick cake is 200 times larger than the Peep you’ll find in your Easter basket. Don’t let the size overwhelm you. There’s a helpful construction guide for this recipe, too.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Another lovable lamb dessert: pull-apart cupcakes. Almost everything is store-bought, including the devil’s food cupcakes (though you could make your own), but making the almond frosting adds an impressive homemade touch. You’ll practice your piping skills making the fluffy curls, but making the grass is super-easy, thanks to a garlic press.

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Photo by: RYAN LIEBE ©Ryan Liebe—2015

RYAN LIEBE, Ryan Liebe—2015

Alex Guarnaschelli’s flaky almond cake is simple and elegant, but it’s fun, too! Hide a rabbit figurine or an almond in this cake, king cake-style: The person who gets it is the winner of the Easter hunt.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

There’s no rule demanding you make a cake for Easter. This sweet bunny hutch, our spring-y take on the holiday gingerbread house, is certainly plenty festive. It’s also a great project to make with kids.

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