Anyway, the thought that Easter was nearing was in the back of my mind when I received my March Secret Recipe Club assignment of Leah's blog, So How's It Taste? I laughed when I read that Leah initially had to beg a college roommate to make her a grilled cheese because Tom likes to say that he made me my first "real" grilled cheese when I was 22 (23?) years old. My mom had always burnt them beyond being edible and once I was old enough to make them myself, I would just toast a slice of cheese on bread in the toaster oven, so its true that I didn't have a real grilled cheese, in the sense of slices of American cheese between two generously buttered pieces of bread cooked to a golden brown in a skillet until he made one for me.
I had an extremely hard time choosing a recipe from Leah's blog. I made a list of probably 20 recipes that I wanted to try. But, finally when I clicked on this cake, I immediately knew it was what I needed to make. First, its pretty and second, I rarely remember to make something for a holiday before the actual holiday, meaning its semi-pointless to share it with you. But not this time!
- cake of your choice, homemade or store bought
- 2 cups icing of your choice, homemade or store bought
- 22 snack-size kitkat bars
- 8 oz. sweetened shredded coconut
- 4-5 drops green food coloring
- handful of Cadbury Mini Eggs
1. Prepare cake of your choice in two 8" or 9" pans according to recipe directions. Let the cake cool and then slice off any pieces to make the cake flat.
2. Spread a glob of the icing on top of one cake and place the other cake on top. Spread a thin layer of icing on top of the cake and then, work in sections to ice the sides of the cake, pressing the kitkat bars to it as you go.
3. Put the shredded coconut in a ziplock bag and add the food coloring. Shake the bag and massage the coconut until the food coloring is evenly distributed and the coconut flakes have turned green. Sprinkle a thin layer on top of the cake, just enough to cover the icing.
4. Arrange the Cadbury Mini Eggs on top of the cake in your desired fashion. Tie a ribbon around the cake.
To serve, remove the ribbon and slice between the kitkat bars.
Isn't this cake just incredibly adorable? I don't even want to eat it! I just want to stare at it instead. If you choose to go the store bought route for the cake and icing, this really takes no time at all to prepare. The bulk of the work is opening the kitkats, not even adhering them to the cake.