Easter is fast approaching and this year it will be chocolate filled for my family! After spending the last 3 years in Texas we REALLY missed our genuine Cadbury’s Easter Eggs.
This cake is a chocolate mud cake filled and covered with vanilla bean butter cream. A quick drizzle with some chocolate ganache and we have a lovely drip cake.
Drip cakes have been crazy popular recently so I thought I’d top it with another craze that has been long lasting, geodes. I saw a video last week of some amazing chocolate eggs in which sugar crystals (geodes) were grown inside them They were made by 2 students, Alex & Abby, from the Culinary Institute of America. The process took about 6 months to complete. Check it out here.
I have made a geode cake before so decided to apply that technique to an Easter egg. A lot quicker than the magnificent eggs Alex & Abby created!
I had a stash of Easter eggs in the cupboard, so decided to see what they’d look like on top of the drip cake as well. I actually think I like the simplicity of this version better.
I will be making a variation on another cake craze next week, the unicorn cake. Again, it will be Easter themed. I’ll keep you all updated via Facebook and Instagram.
When I first saw Rachael Teufel’s (from Intricate Icings) geode cake I knew exactly who I wanted to try and make one for. Then, only a week or so later a PDF tutorial was available to purchase and I jumped at the chance. The tutorial has been sitting on my computer ready to use for months and this week it was finally the time!
This cake was surprisingly simple to make with the well laid out instructions from Rachel. She now has a Craftsy class available for this design as well which I am sure would be well worth the purchase.
The top cake tier was a lemon poppy seed cake and the other tiers were dark chocolate mud cake. The lemon poppy seed was a little too fragile for this design, next time I will use a sturdier cake as it did collapse a little under the weight.
This cake was for a very special client, my now 16 year old daughter.
As this was made from a purchased tutorial, I have not posted any progression pictures.