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          9 Egg-ceptional Easter Cakes and Cupcakes to Make This Year

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          Forget deviled eggs — Easter is the time to really flex your cake skills. Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to piping buttercream and modeling fondant, the perfect confection is waiting for your dessert table. The Easter bunny is gonna be proud!

          1. Chocolate Easter Egg Cake

          Pile on the pastels — and peeps — with colorful candy melt eggs and a modeling chocolate chick. You'll build a whole Easter scene on top of this cake, so you know it'll be an afternoon well spent.

          Pile on the Peeps® and pastels... Joshua's getting man about Easter with an egg-ceptional cake.

          2. Buttercream Bunny Cake

          "Adorable" doesn't seem a strong enough word to describe this fuzzy bunny cake. The secret to the intricate texture is all in simple piping with a multi-opening tip . And with fondant forms giving the bunny expression and detail, it's an Easter cake that's sure to hop right into your heart.

          It’s beginning to look a lot like ... Easter! Which means there are cute, fluffy bunnies everywhere. This rabbit cake’s magic is all in the piping: you’ll use a multi-opening tip (aka grass tip) to get the fuzzy fur look. Just add fondant details and this bunny's in business.

          3. Gum Paste Eggs

          These elegant cake toppers look super complicated, but they're actually incredibly easy to make. So easy, in fact, you could make a whole bunch to display on their own around the house. A new type of Easter egg hunt, perhaps?

          You don't need an excuse to build a showstopping cake, but Easter sure is a good one! With the pastel colors and big chocolate rabbits, there's so much you can do to make the holiday extra sweet — like making 3D gum paste eggs for an elegant finishing touch. These delicate cuties can be made well in advance of the big reveal, so carve out an afternoon and get in the springtime spirit.

          4. Flower Crown Bunny Cupcake

          There are traditional bunny ears, and then there are trendy bunny ears. Set yours apart with a colorful floral crown, using a springtime palette for your fondant and a blossom plunger to cut delicate shapes.

          Bunny ears and sweet fondant blooms? Talk about a match made in springtime heaven. Whip up these cute cupcakes and you'll be ready for a very hoppy Easter.

          5. Spring Chick Cupcake

          Cupcakes are coo-worthy year-round, but they're extra special when topped with adorable spring chicks. With some tinted fondant , you can shape and mold a little chick-shaped Easter basket for cupcakes or even full-sized cakes.

          Stop the hunt — we've found the perfect fondant topper for all your Easter cakes and cupcakes. This chick-shaped Easter basket is cute, festive and (best of all) easy to sculpt.

          6. Easter Bunny Pops

          If you're looking for something more bite-sized, hop to these cake pops. Made with candy melts and fondant, these bunnies are quick, easy and oh-so-cute on a stick.

          Decorate these festive cake pops for some bunny you love this Easter. With the candy melt coating and simple 3D features, these pops are as easy to make as they are adorable.

          7. 3D Fabergé Egg

          This cake, like the Fabergé tradition it's based on, is essentially a work of art. And while it's easy to feel mesmerized by the shiny golden accents and pastel paint job, do not feel guilty about digging in.

          Every Easter spread needs a centerpiece, and this is a strong contender for the most beautiful option. It's a gravity-defying, 3D egg cake decked out with hand-painted details and metallic accents that pays homage to the fine jeweled Fabergé eggs created in St. Petersburg. Make it this year and everyone at your holiday celebration will be wowed.

          8. Mini Flower Cakes

          Mini cakes for the win! These pretty desserts are only 3" around, so not only are they gorgeous thanks to Russian flower piping tips , but they're also super fun to personalize for each person on your guest list.

          They're not cupcakes, they're mini cakes. Which means they're ultra-fancy. And thanks to the magic of Russian piping tips, they're easy enough for beginners to whip up.

          9. Festive Chick Topper

          When you can't decide between a chick or a bunny, make both. This fondant topper is cute, festive and easy to pull together. It's a total win, no matter what cupcake it sits on top of.

          Combine two of the best springtime critters — chicks and bunnies — into one aww-dorable fondant topper. The little one is practically begging to be set on top of all your Easter cakes and cupcakes!

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