Picture of How to Make a Spring-Themed Basket Cake
As my entry into the Cake Contest, I decided to document the cake that I made for a family get-together in early spring.

Step 1: Assemble your cake.

Picture of Assemble your cake.
Since I use my own recipes (which I prefer not to share since they take a lot of work to perfect), this instructable will just follow the decoration process.

Here you can see that I am using 4, 9" round cakes, 2 chocolate and 2 white for alternating colours. I'm also using a batch of lemon buttercream frosting, and a tub of Betty Crocker frosting for decorating (it's cheating, but I'm not exactly getting paid for this cake).
Sunny1246137 years ago
cute! the bunny can be in or near the basket.
to see the bunny click here
Glow Gal7 years ago
This looks really great! I'll have to make one! +1 rating +1 vote
MH850 (author) 7 years ago
Edible flowers, either natural or made of marzipan/gumpaste would be the next step in this cake. In this case I was really pressed for time (and making it for free) so investing the hours needed to make the flowers wasn't practical. There wasn't much left of this cake once everyone had finished, I think the lemon butter cream frosting kept them coming back.
Yum! That looks really awesome, with a lot of work put into it. +1 rating. +1 vote.
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Very nice, I also like the idea of edible flowers
canida7 years ago
I agree with Eric95 - a basket of fully edible flowers would be perfect. I believe roses, nasturtiums, and pansies are all edible; more suggestions here.
(I don't see daffodils on any of the lists, but daisies do show up.)
Eric957 years ago
YUM! Looks really tasty. Just a tip: You could use marzipan flowers, that way they would also be edible! Really nice instructable. You got my vote! 1+