Norma's Easy Easter Bonnet

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Norma DeRemer

By
@PApride

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12 to 14

Ingredients

cake:
1
(15.25 ounce) box of super moist lemon cake mix for the top part of the cake.
1
(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
milk
decoration: (i found all these at a craft store).
2
0.21 ounce box's of wilton icing leaves
2
.53 ounce box's of wilton icing pink posies
1
16 ounce box of icing bunny decorations
1
large ready made bow
1
21 inch ribbon of choice (cut to fit cake)

How to Make Norma's Easy Easter Bonnet

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Greese and flour a 14 inch round cake pan and a medium size oven proof bowl and set aside.
  • 3Mix 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.
  • 4Place 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)
  • 5Remove 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.
  • 6When round cake is completely cool remove from pan onto a very large platter or a large piece of cardboard covered with foil.
  • 7Meanwhile mix icing in mixing bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • 8Cover round cake with a thin layer of icing and place the bowl cake in the center of it and cover with icing also.
  • 9(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).
  • 10Decorate as desired or use my pattern. HAPPY EASTER!

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About Norma's Easy Easter Bonnet

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