Easter Basket Candy Cake
Total TimePrep: 1 hour Bake: 30 min.
I used a handle off an old Easter basket it worked great!
This was the first cake I made on my own - 25 years ago! Great idea, easy to do. Have done many, many times since but used bent or bradided pipe cleaners as handle. One year hot glued Easter ribbon to the handle. It is always a hit. Before kids, I would take the time and do Wilton's basket weave cake tip. Now, when time is a premium the fork tongs produce the same look. Everyone is amazed that this is not a store purchased cake!
This cake looks so cute, HOWEVER, the handle wont stay up. I cut my cardboard out, covered it with plastic wrap, frosted it(huge mess) and stuck it in the cake, it caved in. So I scraped that one, and this time used a coat hanger to give it some sturdiness. recut my cardboard, covered the cardboard and the coathanger in wrap, recovered with icing. again huge mess, and this time stuck it in the cake. it didnt cave it, it fell over. So we scrapped the whole "basket" look and made it a "nest" cake. it ended up ok, but very dissappointed in it. Would not make again.
It looks hard, but very easy to make. I made it for Easter last year for my husbands 3rd grade boys Sunday School class he teaches and was a big hit. Have made 2 so far.