April 10, 2018
I saw this cake decoration on a picture on the web a while ago. Loved the idea. Couldn’t find a recipe for it so I kind of winged it.
I was a little worried that the grass would get soggy after a few hours and the cake ends up being a sad, green mess. But surprisingly the opposite is the case. If you use too much grass it’s like a grass cage that is almost tough to cut through.
EASTER GRASS CAKE DECORATION
_ bake and frost your cake according to recipe [I used this recipe and just supplemented 2 tablespoons flour with cocoa powder]
_ chill until the frosting has completely set
_ cut the Easter grass into 1.5 to 2 cm long strips
_ spread them out on a little tray and spray with a very small amount of water [I used a bread brush]
[take care not to use too much water – the grass will get soggy and lose structure]
_ cluster the grass together in small little nests
_ place onto the cake and softly press into the frosting
_ add more and more of the little nests [place them tight]
_ spray with a little more water to make them stick together
_ keep adding grass nests until the whole cake is covered
[don’t make the grass layer too thick – the grass gets rather tough to cut]
_ place the Easter bunny on top and refrigerate until serving