Easter Cakes

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    Angie CupcakeQueen Well-Known Member

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    This Easter I have several Easter cakes I am making. The first one I delivered yesterday. It’s a carrot cake with cheese cheese buttercream frosting.

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    I have three more cakes that i will be making tomorrow and Saturday and will post more pictures then.
     
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    Gosh, you're always so productive! I'm planning on making a Simnel cake tomorrow, but other than that no plans for any other Easter baking. I have a real craving for carrot cake now though!! :D
     
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    Angie CupcakeQueen Well-Known Member

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    This is cake number 2.
    Lemon Poke cake with lemon curd filling, a thin layer of lemon frosting under the sprinkles and whipped cream frosting.
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    And the last two cakes are done!
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    This is a strawberry jello poke cake with whipped cream and berries.

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    This is a carrot cake with an almond milk cream cheese buttercream frosting. I ended up running out of frosting and couldn’t finish the border so I utilized the jelly beans I bought.

    These cakes don’t look fancy but they will taste really good!

    Happy Easter Everyone!!!!
     
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    @Angie CupcakeQueen,
    Taste is everything! There’s a lot of cake baker’s who make beautiful cakes that are horrible. They care nothing about the quality of the cake, its only about the aesthetics. A cake that no one likes is a failure, no matter how pretty. Your baking delicious cake—and making your family and friends happy with them. That’s successful baking. Keep up the good work
    Angie:D
     
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    Thank you! The cakes were a complete success. Everyone loved them. A couple things I would change but otherwise really tasty.
     
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    I made a Simnel cake again this year, following a Nigella Lawson recipe and homemade marzipan (using this recipe). The dried fruit I used was a mix of raisins, sultanans, currants, cranberries, apricots, pineapple, and citrus peel.

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    Yummy! :)
     
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    Your Simnel cake looks delicious Becky! Marzipan is my favourite thing.
     
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    @Becky, yummy. Really beautiful fruitcake. I never thought to make my own marzipan. I’ve only found one company that sells a decent marzipan. The stuff in the grocery stores is inedible. Given how terrible the vast majority of commercial stuff is in the US, homemade is definitely the solution.
     
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    Yes, I'd like to try this cake and make my own marzipan.

    Becky, how did you get the colour, was it from orange juice and zest, or, how would I get yellow marzipan as per the Nigella recipe, with a food dye?

    I'm guessing the marzipan recipe you followed made enough though, since Nigella's recipe says 1kg marzipan?
     
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    Thanks! Making marzipan is really easy, although I have found that it isn't as easy to work with as shop-bought stuff (it cracks easily at the edges when rolling it out). I much prefer the flavour though, especially with the orange zest!

    I didn't add any colouring, the colour just comes from the ground almonds and the orange zest (I didn't need the juice). Yep the marzipan recipe was enough for the cake, although I didn't make the balls. There would have been plenty to do the filling, the topping and the balls though - you'd just have to make the layers thinner. I went for no balls and thicker layers.
     
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    Great stuff. I don't have a springform tin so I guess I could use my square loose base tin.

    By the way Becky, ground almonds aren't the cheapest ingredient to buy, and I've found myself going through quite a lot of it. But I bought a 500g bag from Sainsbury's which is only £4, so that's the place to buy from. I believe that's the cheapest price anywhere.
     
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    I am thinking about making candy with it. One of my favorite chocolate shops makes a dark chocolate covered marzipan with a bit of honey...that combination of almonds, honey, and chocolate is so delicious.
     
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    That's good to know, thanks! :)

    Oh my goodness, that sounds wonderful!
     
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