How to Make an Easter Egg Cake

This pretty Easter egg cake is the perfect centerpiece for a holiday gathering. Here's how to make it.

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Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Easter Egg Cake

The hardest part of this cake is making an egg shape. Use the following step-by-step instructions to form the perfect egg-shaped cake, before decorating it to fit your Easter party.

 

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Step 1

Assemble the cake: Trim the domed tops of the cakes using a long serrated knife; transfer the scraps to a bowl. Cut each cake into 2 equal layers (leave the layers stacked). Cut both cakes in half, about 1/2 inch off-center. You will have 4 slightly smaller half moons and 4 slightly larger ones.

Step 2

Stack the 4 larger half-moons, spreading frosting between the layers. Place the stack cut-side down on a piece of parchment paper. Repeat with the smaller half-moons to make another 4-layer stack, then turn the stack cut-side down and attach it to the larger stack using more frosting.

Step 3

Trim the sides of the smaller cake sandwiches to make a slightly pointed shape. Transfer the cake scraps to the bowl.

Step 4

Trim the curved top of the cake so that it has an even, rounded shape; add the scraps to the bowl. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons frosting to the bowl of cake scraps and mash with a fork until moistened. Pat the scraps mixture around the top, bottom and sides of the cake to round it out and form an egg shape.