Learn to create a special basketweave cake for Easter
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Easter cakes can help set the theme of any party planned for the holiday. If you want something other than a coconut bunny cake, Adrienne & Company Bakery and Cafe's Adrienne Holland shows how to step it up with a frosting basketweave.
Usually this technique is used on a round cake, but it doesn't have to be. You'll need two pastry bags and a very common basketweave decorating tip (number 47). It's also a good idea to have a ruler and a bamboo skewer or a long toothpick, so you can measure and mark where your sections will go.
First you're going to measure one inch intervals around the entire cake. Once you have that marked, make sure to have the "ridged" edge of the pastry tip facing you. From the base of the cake to the top, do vertical lines where you've marked the cake.
Now start in a staggered fashion and pipe another strip of frosting that hopscotches over the vertical stripe that you just built. This process repeats back and forth all the way around the cake. Keep doing that in rows all the way up the cake. Eventually, you'll see the basketweave pattern emerge.
Finish the cake by doing a basic shell border at the base and on the outer edge of the cake. Complete the look by adding a plastic handle. Be careful to only use food-safe materials.