No dinner is complete without dessert. At least in my opinion. It doesn’t have to be something exotic or elaborate, just something a little sweet to end the meal. And, geek that I am, I love themed desserts for special occasions. My kids love to create birthday cakes that match their interests. And I love to see their smiles and excitement.
Today was no different. No, it wasn’t a special occasion at our house, but we were preparing an Easter cake to share with you all. The idea came about at lunch one day last week and so we plotted and planned. FishBoy12 hunted down the appropriate Playmobil figures. FishBoy5 accompanied me to Walmart where we picked up decorating supplies we didn’t already have. Can you say candy rocks? Absolute necessity on most of my cakes. They add dimension and a little bit of realism to these edible dioramas we love to make.
My five and three year olds were so excited to be making a cake about God. FishChick jumped up and down to tell me about how Jesus came back to life. Praise God, He is risen, indeed!
I teased y’all that I was making you an Easter cake and had to laugh when Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package sent me the link to the cake she and her daughter made over the weekend. We had the same idea! Great minds think alike, ya know. Be sure to check out her version!
I made all sorts of tweaks while I was photographing this cake. Feel free to
- make it without the soldiers
- frost the cookie
- bake a cookie with chocolate rocks instead of chips
- make your own variations
Read more detailed instructions on how to recreate the Empty Tomb Cake. This is a wonderfully, meaningful project to do during Holy Week or on Easter itself.
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