Tea Time Treats for the Easter Tea Table
~ Little Easter Egg & Daisy Cakes ~
with Chocolate Cheese Cake Frosting
I have made a discovery, and a brilliant one at that…….I have discovered Philadelphia with Cadbury – a chocolate cream cheese which is JUST like eating chocolate cheesecake! I have also discovered Dr Oetker’s amazing edible Wafer Daisies……as well as their wonderful Hundreds & Thousands too, and a HUGE thanks to Dr Oetker for sending me some lovely decorating goodies to use and review for Easter baking; this is the first of many recipes that I will be baking that uses some of the products I was sent. And, what a great day I had baking and decorating yesterday – I wanted to create some little cakes for the Easter tea time table, and decided on a basic vanilla Victoria sandwich cake mixture with a chocolate cream cheese (cheese cake) frosting. I then had an idea of making a little nest with some chocolate flake bars, before adding some mini chocolate eggs with a pretty wafer daisy to complete the Easter cake picture…………..and the hundreds and thousand of course.
So, what we have here is a simple and yet VERY pretty Easter bake, and a perfect entry for Tea Time Treats for April, which is being hosted by my lovely partner in crime Kate this month – our theme this month is Easter and Spring treats and the challenge can be found here if you would like to join in: April Tea Time Treats and all the rules are here: How to enter Tea Time Treats. I love the wafer daisies, they are quite robust and you get twelve in a packet with four of each colour, yellow, white and pink – perfect for cake dressing up! I used silicon cake cases this time, I am not usually a fan but these ones are nice pastel colours and also a good size – bigger than a fairy cake but smaller than an American muffin cake case.
That’s it for Easter Saturday – I hope you enjoy this recipe, and that you may even attempt to make some of these cakes yourself…….if you pop over to Dr Oetker on Facebook, there are a few opportunities to win some baking products as well as enter a competition to win a holiday to New York! I am off to prepare for Easter Sunday, as well as make another batch of Hot Cross Buns, as the last lot seemed to evaporate in minutes! See you tomorrow and have a wonderful Easter Weekend, Karen.
I have just found out that the We Should Cocoa challenge for April is Chocolate AND Cheese…….and with that in mind, and because I used CREAM CHEESE with CHOCOLATE as the frosting for these cakes, as well as chocolate flakes and mini chocolate eggs, I am entering them into the We Should Cocoa challenge for April, which is being hosted by Choclette this month over at Chocolate Log Blog.
As these are EASTER treats, I am also entering them into Ruth from The Pink Whisk’s Easter Bake & Make Competition!