Maybe you grew up with a lamb cake as the centerpiece of the Easter dessert table. Or, maybe you’ve seen pictures of the little lambies on blogs, Pinterest or Instagram, and your curiosity got the better of you. Either way, let us make the baking and decorating of the lamb cake a little easier for you, with hints and decorating ideas to help you succeed.
1. The Lamb Cake Recipe: Which One?
It’s best to make the lamb cake with a pound cake recipe or another firm-textured cake recipe. If you’re looking for suggestions, check out the blog post from Beth Somers to learn how to make your cake mix denser for 3-D cakes and how to bake it perfect every time.
2. Small Gathering or Cake for a Crowd?
The lamb cake serves 12, but some of our cake versions serve more, thanks to a second cake base or additional treats, like cupcakes or cookies.
3. How Do I Decorate a Lamb?
Don’t worry, we’ve addressed that, too! Choose from one of our fun ideas, or mix and match — who says you can’t cover your lamb cake with candy curls AND serve it with iced cookies all around?
|Fluffy Marshmallow Lamb Cake Make a lamb cake that the kids can decorate! Mini-marshmallows are cut in half and attached to the head and body of a simply buttercream-iced lamb cake. Add a few simple piped details and some jellybeans surrounding the base, and your sweet dessert is complete.|
|Wearing His Spring Coat Cake Add even more dimension to this stand-up lamb cake by adding white Candy Melts candy curls for the lamb’s curly coat. For a nice presentation, tint some coconut with green icing color to look like grass, and add Jordan almonds or egg-shaped candy scattered in the coconut grass.|
|Bread and Butter Lamb Turning away from the traditional, bake bread for your Easter meal in the stand-up lamb pan. Use the Wilton Silicone Petite Easter Egg Mold or the Non-Stick Mini Decorated Egg Pan to make butter eggs to surround your bread lamb.|
|Fanciful Lamb Cake and Easter Egg Cookies This lamb dessert is two treats in one! The stand-up lamb cake is surrounded by cookies topped with royal icing, the perfect complement to the buttercream-iced cake. Ice the lamb’s face and ears smooth, then cover the rest with icing rosettes for the look of curly fleece.|
|Leisurely Lamb Cake If you need Easter cake for a crowd, bake a cake to act as a base, then top with the 3-D resting lamb. This 2-layer cake serves more than 40 guests. Tulip and flower cookies complete the look. Ice the flower-shaped roll-out cookies in royal icing or dip them in melted Candy Melts candy to add color.|
|Lounging Lamb Cake Sweet treats for all! Candy Melts candy flower pops bloom from cupcakes baked in pastel silicone baking cups. The cupcakes, topped with buttercream “grass,” surround a stand-up lamb cake decorated with piped icing rosettes.|
|Strawberry Chardonnay Lamb Cake Transform the flavor of your lamb cake. Strawberries add a sweet, fruity flavor, while chardonnay melds with the fruity flavor while adding a buttery, toasty note. Rather than icing the cake, brush it with an easy-to-make chardonnay syrup, then dust with a mixture of ground strawberries and confectioners’ sugar.|
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