Today we’re sharing how to decorate a store-bought cake for Easter!
When we were younger, we used to have something sweet after dinner nearly every night. I don’t know if it was a southern thing or a grandparent thing because both of my parents grew up that way.
Even as we got older, I can’t remember eating dinner with either set of my grandparents or parents when dessert wasn’t served after dinner.
Most of the time it was a scoop of ice cream, a small slice of cake or pie or they would pass a box of chocolates around the table.
While the majority of our desserts didn’t come with candles unless it was our birthdays, I can honestly say, just being together felt like a reason to celebrate.
So, this year, when I started thinking about Easter desserts, I knew I wanted to bring something super simple our family could enjoy after the egg hunt.
I also wanted something that felt festive but wasn’t too complicated to create. After all, Easter morning can feel a bit hectic.
In addition, it needed to be something that could travel fairly well from our house down to my parent’s house, Bliss Barracks.
It wasn’t too long before I found THE perfect solution.
Are you ready?
Store-bought coconut cake + Easter candy decorations = quick and easy Easter dessert.
Here’s a look at how to decorate a store-bought cake for Easter too…
Easter Cake Supplies:
- Store-bought cake (we chose coconut cake, but you can also do this same idea with most any layered cake you find at the grocery store bakery)
- Easter candy of your choice (we chose a chocolate bunny and mini chocolate eggs just to keep it simple)
- A small square piece of chocolate, optional (see below)
- Extra coconut (toasting, optional)
- Ribbon, optional
Easter Cake Steps:
Take your store-bought cake out of the original packaging and place it on top of a cake plate, cake stand, or cake carrier.
Using caution and care as the stove will be hot, toast enough extra coconut to build a nest on top of your cake.
You’ll also need enough to put around the sides of your cake plate as well.
While the toasted coconut is cooling, place a ribbon around a chocolate bunny if desired.
Then place the bunny on top of your store-bought cake.
You’ll want to press down enough to keep the chocolate bunny steady but not so much it pokes through the layers of cake.
I used a piece of chocolate to act as a barrier to hold my bunny in place. And honestly, I probably could have used at least 2 or 3 extra pieces.
Once you have your bunny in place, create a nest next to the bunny with toasted coconut. Your nest can be as big or as little as you want it to be!
Place additional coconut on top of your cake plate around the edge of the cake, if desired.
Next, add mini chocolate eggs to the nest.
If you’re looking for how to decorate a store-bought cake for Easter farmhouse style, you can stop at this point!
Adding an Extra Pop of Color…
But if you like extra pops of color, continue adding additional chocolate eggs around the edge of the cake plate and on top of the toasted coconut until you’ve achieved a look you love.
Once you have your store-bought cake decorated for Easter, you can add flowers around the base. This is especially fun if you’re hosting and want to make it even more festive.
or just keep it super simple!
If you have time to make a coconut cake from scratch it would definitely be extra special.
But if you’re still running around gathering supplies for Easter lunch, Easter baskets and egg hunts take the pressure off yourself and decorate a store-bought cake.
It’s such a time saver and honestly, it couldn’t be easier!
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