Norma DeRemer Recipe

Norma's Easy Easter Bonnet

By Norma DeRemer PApride

Recipe Rating:
12 to 14

Norma's Story

Every year I make a Easter Cake for my neighbor that always is there for us when ever there is a need. This is a small way of thanking her each year.With her husband being ill and her family comes every Easter I think she deserves a treat without any worry of what to have for dessert. I'm not good at making my frosting smooth; so my trick is I use a pastry decorating tip to cover my cakes. It's easy and is also a good way to cover any cracks that may accure. Don't know what idea I'll come up with for her next year. It is always a pleasure to see her smile when I knock on her door holding one.


(15.25 ounce) box of super moist lemon cake mix for the top part of the cake.
(18.25 ounce) box of strawberry surpreme cake mix for the bottom part of the cake.
butter cream icing:
1/2 c
solid vegetable shortening (i used crisco)
1/2 c
(1/2 stick) butter or margarine at room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
4 c
(approx. 1 lb.) sifted confectioners' sugar
2 Tbsp
decoration: (i found all these at a craft store).
0.21 ounce box's of wilton icing leaves
.53 ounce box's of wilton icing pink posies
16 ounce box of icing bunny decorations
large ready made bow
21 inch ribbon of choice (cut to fit cake)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Greese and flour a 14 inch round cake pan and a medium size oven proof bowl and set aside.
Mix cake mix's according to directions and fill the round pan half full and the bowl about 2 inches from the rim. (you will have extra cake mix left) I made cup cakes with it.
Place pan and bowl in oven on center rack and bake until golden brown or when a wooded toothpick pushed down in the center of cake comes out clean. (the round cake will be done before the cake in the bowl)
Remove round cake from oven and place on a wire rack to completely cool. After testing cake in the bowl; remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
When round cake is completely cool remove from pan onto a very large platter or a large piece of cardboard covered with foil.
Meanwhile mix icing in mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.
Cover round cake with a thin layer of icing and place the bowl cake in the center of it and cover with icing also.
(Since I'm not good at making my icing smooth when covering cakes; I used a flower decorating tip to cover the cake. This to me is also an easy way to cover any cracks that may accure).
Decorate as desired or use my pattern. HAPPY EASTER!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Collection: Easter Treats
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Norma DeRemer PApride
May 10, 2013
Thanks Nancy for you kind words. My neighbor has done a lot for me and this way I feel I pay her back some. It is really easy to make.
Nancy Beckham luvs2laugh
Mar 21, 2013
This is beautiful Norma and what a great neighbor you are!! Looking forward to trying this recipe!! Happy Easter :)
Norma DeRemer PApride
May 5, 2012
Thank you so much Bernice for your kind words. It is my pleasure to help you out. (((Hugs)))
Bernice Evans onebakingmama
May 4, 2012
Norma, thank you so much for the information. Glad you had a wonderful trip and Happy belatd birthday!