Happy Easter Cake

by Traci Blackwell
(Poughkeepsie NY )

Less is More???

Less is More???

I made this Happy Easter cake for Gabby a little over a year ago which was when I was only a year into this new hobby called making cakes.

Sweetness Overload


Back then I went a little overboard with the decorations. It's part Butter Cream, part fondant and it's loaded with gum paste and fondant decorations.

I was so excited to be making my first stacked cake for a customer. I wanted a little bit of everything I had learned so far on this one cake, basket weave, quilting, gum paste characters etc.

When I finished, I thought WOW I over did it. What do they say "less is more"? Well this quickly became one of my favorite designs that I have made in the past 2.5 years.

It is overloaded with sweetness and charm and all things adorable that remind of Easter Sunday. Its my Kentucky Derby Bonnet of Cakes.

I used Satin Ice fondant and a buttercream using a high ratio shortening, what a difference the high ratio made. My icing was so light and fluffy and crusted so fast.

A Cake Decorating Tip


The hardest part was the basket handle. I made it of gum paste and curved it around a cake pan the same size as the top layer. I believe it was a 6 in pan. After drying for a few days it was rock hard. I inserted 2 "Bobba or Bubble T" straws in the top layer and inserted the ends of the handle into the straws to help support it and help it to stand up.

A Unique Cake Delivery Idea


For delivery I found a great idea that makes transporting cakes a breeze. I used a $6.00 Kmart "curved bottom" Laundry/Toy bail that had rope handles. It was perfect! I lowered in down into the bin which could easily accommodate a 12 Inch cake board.

It had a grooved bottom so I could easily slide my fingers out when done and back in to pick it up. It held the cake perfectly. The bail was easy to carry with the handles and the bottom of the basket was curved so the cake couldn't tip over. Who knew! Necessity is the mother of invention.

Wish I could include a pic but I left my trusty cake delivery basket at a recent delivery too far to go back and get it. Bummer, back to the drawing board.

Hope you like my Easter cake design, my client LOVED it and so did her baby girl Gabby on her very 1st Easter.

All of my cakes, cupcakes and gum paste cake toppers are my Sugar Babies.

Traci
Traci's Sugar Babies

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Dec 14, 2013
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it's darling!
by: Anonymous

I LOVE this cake! How adorable!

Dec 12, 2013
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Love It !
by: Anonymous

Love it!

Nov 29, 2013
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Wow!!
by: Anonymous

This cake looks absolutely to die for!!! I would totally pay for this cake!!! Job well done!!!!

Nov 28, 2013
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Very Pretty
by: Anonymous

So pretty, well done.

Nov 22, 2013
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Amazing Cakes!!!
by: Shawna Boland

Traci has an amazing talent in cake making!! Keep working hard Traci your work is awesome!!

Nov 06, 2013
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Awesome work of art!!!!!
by: Karen Goddard

The cake is beautiful and made with so much love and care!!!!! Awesome piece of art!!!!!

Nov 05, 2013
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Work of Art and Sweet too.
by: Anonymous

Wonderful decorations as well as a sweet and yummy cake. Over the top gorgeous!!!!!!

Nov 04, 2013
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Easter Cake
by: Donna

Very cool cake! I love that the top layer looks like an Easter Basket!

Nov 04, 2013
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Traci's cakes
by: Sean

Awesome as always and taste great too.

Nov 04, 2013
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All I can say is wow!
by: Anonymous

This cake looks incredible!!

Nov 04, 2013
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Magnificent!!!! Over the top!!!!!! :)
by: Sassy

Every cake is a new experience with Traci's design's!!!!!!!

Nov 04, 2013
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Very talented lady
by: Dawn

I absolutely love this cake. It is so pretty, another beautiful job done.

Nov 04, 2013
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A born natural
by: R. McGourty

Amazing work! Traci has a true passion and love for the craft of cake design. I love every piece she has created, including this adorable piece!

Nov 03, 2013
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Design by Traci
by: Anonymous

Beautiful !!!!!

Nov 03, 2013
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cake
by: Anonymous

My aunt T doing her thing as always awesome cakes from an awesome person

Nov 02, 2013
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Traci's cakes
by: kelly lichtenwalner

Beautiful, just beautiful cakes Traci. Wish I was closer to order from you!

Nov 02, 2013
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Traci's beautiful work of art
by: MaryAnn

Traci's cakes are the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen. They are decorated in such detail. The characters are so lifelike. Every detail is perfect. I also have to mention, they are delicious too.



Nov 02, 2013
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Traci's cakes
by: Janelle

Traci's cakes are just amazing and very creative she has some great talent and it shows in her work!!!!'

Nov 02, 2013
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<3
by: Kate

Beautiful and it looks tasty as well! It is obvious the amount of time, love and skill that are put into these cakes. Keep up the great work Traci, this is a winner!

Nov 02, 2013
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by: Christina spinrad

Traci makes beautiful cakes full of flavor and imagination she is so creative with her designs they always come out amazing!

Nov 02, 2013
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the BEST
by: Katie

Beautiful cakes & yummy too!

Nov 02, 2013
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Beautiful cake!!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful cake as always. Taste great also!

Nov 02, 2013
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Cakes for all occasions!!!!!!
by: MOM

Traci's cake has a good start today so keep on voting and sharing!!!! Lots of Love goes into all the cakes she creates!!!! <3 :)

Nov 02, 2013
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Cobalt
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Hope I'm right just voted

Nov 02, 2013
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Amazing baker!
by: Stacey Schultz

Love this cake!!!! What a beauty!!!

Nov 02, 2013
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wonderful
by: kate paul

This is an awesome cake

Nov 02, 2013
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Love this cake
by: Rachel Darling

Traci makes her cakes from her heart! They are as beautiful as she is, she makes them from her heart!! Good luck Traci! Love you!

Nov 02, 2013
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My moms the best!
by: Desirae

I am so proud of my mom for how much she has grown throughout this process! What an amazing woman with so much creativity! You rock mom!

Nov 02, 2013
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So adorable!
by: Julie

This cake is absolutely adorable. I love it!

Nov 02, 2013
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Best cakes
by: Lee mason

Traci is amazingly talented. She works hard and efficiently. Her cakes are so good that you just don't want to cut into them. She has a talent for cake decorating and baking and I wouldn't recommend anyone else for the job. Traci not only makes the best looking cakes but also the best tasting ones! She puts all of her hardworking dedication into making her cakes and Traci never disappoints! So go to Traci Blackwell for your cakes! She's the best ever!

Nov 02, 2013
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Tried and true!
by: Carrie

Traci makes the most amazing cakes! I flew in from Pittsburgh to meet with and taste her creations. Can't pick a favorite!

Nov 02, 2013
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Best CAKES in the Hudson Valley
by: Kristin M.

LOVE this cake!!! ALL Traci's cakes are amazing..There's nothing she can't do. And everything is not only beautiful but tasty.

Please see Traci's cakes for ANY of your baking needs! I know she's my go to person!

Nov 02, 2013
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the best cakes
by: Anonymous

Beautiful cake!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!! THIS HAS MY VOTE!

Nov 02, 2013
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talented
by: Robyn Dorn

My sister has always been very artist now she is using that talent to create beautiful, detailed cakes for all different occasions....what a gift she has and being able to share her gift with some many people is awesome.

Nov 02, 2013
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Amazing
by: Nicole Maneri

Traci's work is amazing,not only this but EVERY cake she makes overdoes it and is beyond. She puts hard work and dedication and truly cares about her work. I think this cake is awesome and I think her talent is that of an amazing sort!

Nov 02, 2013
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NIce Cake
by: Anonymous

Very pretty.

Nov 02, 2013
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Amazing work !
by: Kim b

This cake is beautiful! It shows all the hard work and dedication Traci puts into her cakes! She has such an amazing gift! I have had the pleasure of having 2 soon to be 3 cakes made by Traci and they were amazing ! I look forward to seeing all of her cakes not only for my occasions but for all the occasions she makes cakes for.

Nov 02, 2013
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Easter Cake!
by: Shannon Auld

Traci has an amazing talent in cake making!! I've watched her progress in it over the years and its been an amazing journey for her ! she puts so much love and hard work into her cakes! keep working hard Traci your work is awesome and just keeps getting better!! You will have a forever customer with me!

Nov 02, 2013
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Masterpiece of Love
by: Karen Mardis

Traci has always been very talented artistically. She always puts everything into her designs. Always be ready for a masterpiece of design. Very proud of her work. Smiles and Happiness for all. She is my daughter and her work shows how much love she puts into her cakes!!!!!!! :)

Nov 02, 2013
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Easter cake
by: Cheryl johnson

Tracy such a great job ... I love all the extras on this cake. It makes a person smile to see the dedication added in such minor detail! Keep up the great work!

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