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Easter Cake and Cupcake Ideas

Updated on February 7, 2014

Easter and Spring Cake and Cupcake Ideas

I love spring and the renewal that come with it, and Easter is one of the most wonderful symbols of renewal and rebirth. I think that's why I love Easter so much. I'm always ready to celebrate.

Today I've put together a group of Easter cake and cupcake ideas, to hopefully provide inspiration for your Easter celebration this year. I love some of the stand up bunny and lamb pans, Easter Egg cupcake pans, and decorating ideas out there.

I put all of the resources I could find together here in one place to help inspire you when you're ready to decorate your own Easter masterpiece.

I've included bunny cakes and cupcakes, Easter basket cakes, and more! All fun to make and display with your Easter brunch.

Easter Bunny Stand Up Cake Pan From Wilton

Wilton 3D Bunny Pan
Wilton 3D Bunny Pan

It's easy to make an Easter bunny cake with this cute stand up bunny pan from Wilton. It's one of my favorites year after year. The pan produces a lifelike bunny with long ears and plump cheeks nestled in a sitting position. The set also includes complete instructions for making 5 different bunnies.


Stand Up Easter Bunny Cake

Easter bunny cake stand up
Easter bunny cake stand up

This is one of my favorite Easter cakes to make it you'll need the Wilton 3D Bunny Pan, and an Oval Cake Pan for the base cake.

Complete instructions for the Wilton Easter Bunny Cake.

Easter Bunny Cupcake Craft Idea

Easter bunny cupcake craft
Easter bunny cupcake craft

Here is a cute Easter bunny cupcake idea. It uses Nutter Butters for the ears, and cardstock for the bunny wrap. You can check out the step by step tutorial for making this cupcake idea here: Easter Bunny Cupcake Craft

Jelly Bean Flower Cupcake Idea

jelly bean cupcakes
jelly bean cupcakes

When you think of Easter and spring you always think of flower, right? Here's a super simple cupcake idea that uses jelly beans as flower buds, and fondant for leaves. Check out the full tutorial here: Jelly Bean Flower Easter Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cake With Chocolate Easter Eggs

Easter Basket cake with chocolate easter eggs
Easter Basket cake with chocolate easter eggs

I created this Easter Basket cake for Amazing Moms. It features handmade chocolate eggs, and coconut "grass." You can find instructions to recreate the cake and the chocolate eggs here:

Easter Basket Cake

Chocolate Easter Eggs

A Simpler Version of the Easter Basket Cake

Easter basket cake
Easter basket cake

This Easter basket cake from Betty Crocker is super simple to make, all you need is your cake, icing, green food coloring, coconut, and some candy eggs.

Check out the complete instructions here: Easter Basket Cake

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Easter Bunny In an Egg Cake

Easter bunny cake
Easter bunny cake

Here's another cake I created for Amazing Moms. This one was really fun, because the idea started as a tiny cupcake pick, and evolved into this cake. If you 'd like to make your own hatching Easter Bunny cake it's super easy!

Just use an oval cake pan to make cracked eggshell, and use the other half of the cake to make the ears. Use a smaller oval pan to make the bunny.

Ice the egg with your favorite Easter egg color. You can add polka dots if you'd like with a large round decorator tip. Let the icing dry a bit and flatten the dots out with your fingers.

Ice the bunny white and cover it with shredded coconut. Color some coconut pink for the inside of the ears by shaking it in a plastic bag with pink food color.

Add jelly beans for the nose and eyes.

Image: Linette G

Donut Bunnies!

donut bunnies
donut bunnies

The Party Animal has some adorable Doughnut (Donut) Bunnies posted, they look super fun and simple to make check out the instructions here: Donut Bunnies

A Cute idea For Easter Cupcakes~ Errr Pupcakes

My Favorite Cupcake Book

Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make
Hello, Cupcake!: Irresistibly Playful Creations Anyone Can Make

Hello Cupcake is my favorite cupcake decorating book. The "pupcakes" they're making in the video above are from this book. There are many more cute ideas in there for spring and Easter cupcakes.


Easter Cake and Cupcake Sprinkles

Have You Ever Made an Easter Cake Or Cupcakes?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hi I am an artist and would love to paint your awesome Easter cupcake, could I have your permission?

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      DebMartin 4 years ago

      I love the Easter Basket cake. It's way beyond my baking skills but I'd buy one in a minute.

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      DeniseHa 4 years ago

      Fun ideas here! I love reading crafty recipe ideas like these. I made a bunny cake a long time ago, but nothing with a cake pan or as elaborate as here. (Love watching Cupcake Wars, btw).

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      blue22d 4 years ago

      Great decorating ideas, especially using jelly beans - so colorful.

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      LornsA178 4 years ago

      The easter basket is so beautiful, it looks delicious too! Congrats on being the LOTD!

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 4 years ago from Johanesburg

      Looks yummy and am hungry already

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      BestWeddings 4 years ago

      I love the donut bunnies... Lots of fun to make and I'm sure to eat!

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      BestofHalloween 4 years ago

      Fun Easter ideas..

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      Rosyel Sawali 4 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Wow! They all look so yummy! ^_^

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      These are incredible Linette! Great lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I used to make a bunny cake from two round layers, cutting one layer to be the ears and a bow tie. I like the ideas you found.

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      HalloweenRecipes 4 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day!

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      denetraharris 4 years ago

      Great ideas, I will be ready next year.

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      jura 4 years ago

      I am sure this capcakes taste great , it remind me I have to eat . Tx

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      kerrylea 4 years ago

      What a great assortment of bunny cake pans! Love your Easter cakes, very creative.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not much of a baker but I know I'd enjoy eating treats like these. Congratulations on getting LotD!

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      Laurel Johnson 4 years ago from Washington KS

      All these cakes look like something my mom would have made. Delicious!!

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I've never made an Easter cake or Easter cupcakes. I have made cupcakes though and had a go at icing them. They looked so amateurish though. Yours look fantastic. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Delia 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Nice lens it made me salivate all over the up sweets for Lent is hard ;-) I have Nordic Ware Lamb and Bunny forms that I use for Easter Cakes

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      I have made simnel cake for Easter but have never made anything as pretty as these. Thanks for sharing these cake ideas and congratulations on LOTD!

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      soaringsis 4 years ago

      What yummy cakes and cupcakes. Congratulations on your LotD.

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      topbuilderlist 4 years ago

      wow! cute little cupcake.

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      congrats on LOTD

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      hoangaffiliate 4 years ago

      These Easter cakes are beautiful

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Congratulations on a well deserved LOTD. Loved the way you presented your Lens and such wonderful ideas and pics. I want to get the stand up Easter Bunny Cake Pan - new to me, so thanks!

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      hoangaffiliate 4 years ago

      These Easter cakes are beautiful

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      street2linen 4 years ago

      OMG, this looks soo goood! It's so cute and it's a perfect idea for easter!

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Congratulations on LOTD. When my daughter was younger I made a few Easter cakes.

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      waynekat 4 years ago

      Cupcakes are my favorite and that first picture you put up I could taste through my eyes. Yummy... I've not made many cakes or cupcakes of any kind to date but I moved away from Canada to Norway a few years ago and the small town I live in doesn't seem to have any cupcakes or cakes in it's bakery's. So guess what? Looks like I need to learn now. :) So I am making a goal to make those pretty green cup cakes for next easter. :)

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      SandraOsborne LM 4 years ago

      I love the bunny on its oval base. I might just have to make that little guy next Easter.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've never decorated an Easter cake quite as nice as these. Yummy! Happy Easter and happy Lens of the Day to you!

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      I used to work for Kroger in the Bakery, and yes, I've made so many Easter cakes and cupcakes I'd hate to think how many. These are really cute ideas. Congratulations on LotD! Happy Easter!

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      Love the flower cupcakes in your intro. So spring. And that stand up bunny is way cool. I agree that grass is done really well. Happy Easter! Congrats on being featured, too.

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      MensAffairscom 4 years ago

      OMG they look so tasty, I bet they even taste good. Thank you for sharing this.

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      Kiwigirl 4 years ago from Franklin

      Nice lens, very creative...keep up the great work.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The cakes look so beautiful...

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      My Mum used to be great at this type of thing, but I always felt that it was a bit of a waste of time as minutes after she dished them up we had eaten it all and spoiled the look, so disappointing to a child! Maybe I was just too sensitive? I wish we had photographed them all but we never did at least your kids will have the lens to remind them!

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      AshaLMX 4 years ago

      My sister and I are doing nest cupcakes with chocolate eggs on them. now i wish I had seen some of these first though, they're wonderful. :D

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      chi kung 4 years ago

      I'm sure children love making these Easter cakes - and eating them of course :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh very awesome lens! Congratulations for the LOTD!

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      fifinn 4 years ago

      very good idea. Her cakes look so cute and seems more delicious.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      first of all congratulations for being a LOTD and second what a wonderful gift ideas and colorful too

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      Carpenter76 4 years ago

      What a lovely ideas! They look really nice :)

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      hmommers 4 years ago

      Congratulations on the LotD :-)

      Happy Easter!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      There is just something about bunny cakes, chocolates, cupcakes...etc. that just makes me want to BITE!!!!! :)

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      CarrieLee2 4 years ago

      An absolutely AWESOME page, Barkely! I especially love the grass cupcakes info and the jelly bean flower cupcakes! I too want to eat the grass now! Thanks for your wonderful creativity!

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not really done so but I am very interested to do one.

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      Cynthia Haltom 4 years ago from Diamondhead

      I haven't had sugar for a while, I could eat all of these yummy treats right now!

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      OUTFOXprevention1 4 years ago

      Love the grass! Want to eat it! Thanks for the share.

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      RuthieDenise 4 years ago

      Really cute ideas.

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      Jan 1980 4 years ago

      These Easter cakes and cupcakes look lovely.

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      TammyM2 4 years ago

      What fun. My granddaughter would love making these.

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      Amy Trumpeter 4 years ago from Oxford

      Yes, egg nest cupcakes. Now I would like to try the Easter bunny ones this year!

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      Sshreya 4 years ago

      amazing cup cakes.

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      wanda-skinner 4 years ago

      There are so many great ideas, it's difficult to decide which one I like best - harder yet to decide which one to make this year

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      Alessandro Zamboni 4 years ago from Italy

      Awesome recipes, really colorful, funny and easy to do with family! Thanks for adding color to this Easter!

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I like the jelly bean idea

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      rihamah lm 4 years ago

      nice ideas, love the garden cake.

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      CarrieM925 4 years ago

      These are so fun. I love the donut bunnies idea

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      pakpub lm 4 years ago

      Great choice for Easter cakes.

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      HF4 4 years ago

      Great Ideas! I love baking with my two little girls and I'm always looking for new ideas.

      Thank You!

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      RetroMom 4 years ago

      Love the ones with the jelly beans!

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      EasterJoker 4 years ago

      Easter sure is the best time of year!

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      easterjokes 4 years ago

      Just Beautiful

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      LorLinda 4 years ago from Denver Colorado

      great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The 3D bunny cake pan is divine.. Ill be sure to bake up a little hopper this Easter!

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      NibsyNell 4 years ago

      These look so pretty!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I always enjoyed making Easter cakes. These are some wonderful ideas.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      These are all so cute! My neighbor made a bunny cake for my young daughters when we first moved into the neighborhood years ago. I don't cook or bake much.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Great lens! I like the Easter Basket Cake with Chocolate Easter Eggs!

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      HuggsX3 LM 4 years ago

      These all look so cute and yummy! I would love to make one!

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      AnxietyFreeNatually 4 years ago

      all these pictures make me want to eat some cake.

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      Shorebirdie 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      I don't think I've made an Easter cake recently, but I think my mom did when I was a kid. I love those cupcakes.

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      Camp April 5 years ago

      These are some gorgeous cakes. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very beautiful and lovely cupcakes.

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      DebW07 5 years ago

      These are all wonderful ideas! I remember making a bunny cake as a teen, and after reading your lens, I just may make another. Good job!

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      JeffSawyer 5 years ago

      Awesome LENS.Thanks for it

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      Fiorenza 5 years ago from UK

      I made an Easter bonnet cake many years ago. Had lots of icing and colourful decorations.

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      AngelaKane 5 years ago

      Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays especially because of the treats. I have never made an Easter cake or cupcake before, but it seems like a great idea.

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      I have made them when younger. But better still is eating them - yummy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

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      i have learned more from this site very graceful n appreciate

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I make a bunny cake every year. Its one my grandma used to make for us and now I make it for my own grandkids.

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      mjoonline 5 years ago

      These look so yummy. Nice job!

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      Weremuffin 5 years ago

      Nope, I usually make Easter sugar cookies shaped like eggs then decorate accordingly.

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      catkid123 5 years ago

      This is an awesome site. Thanks you!

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      LadyDuck 5 years ago

      I love to make Easter cakes and your lens has plenty of lovely dessert ideas.

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      Leila 5 years ago from Belgium

      That looks so cute!! I will develop recipes with natural homemade coloring from this :-)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wonderful ideas! Can't say I've ever made one myself!

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      ottoblotto 5 years ago

      Yummy lens!

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      Fridayonmymind LM 5 years ago

      I have never made an Easter cake. I made hot cross buns, once a long time ago. Love the pictures on this lens.

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      Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I never made a bunny cake, but I did make ice cream molds of bunnies, which are fun too. Of course, you have to eat them right away! These are SO adorable! Blessed!

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      JadaFuego 5 years ago

      Donut Bunnies!! That looks like a great idea!!

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      rattie lm 5 years ago

      Never! Sadly, I'm a bit of a disappointment in that department, unlike you!

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      Short_n_Sweet 5 years ago

      I've never made such wonderful cakes.


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      bossypants 5 years ago

      I've never made an Easter cake. I remember when my great aunt used to bring a lamb shaped cake to Easter, but I think she bought it at the bakery. :)

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      Mac6198 5 years ago

      I love easter desserts, they are always for bright and colorful

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I recognized this on the home page right away, love your grass and daisy intro picture and stopping by to bring some fresh angel dust. Yes, I have made Easter cake when my kids were young.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      No, I don't think I have. But I may have to now!

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      Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

      Wow, I had to think about that question...I may have made an Easter theme cake years ago, anyway it seems like it. I have made many Easter melt n' pour soaps, which have been really cute. The top cupcakes are really cute.