Ultimate Recipe Swap: Dessert

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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

ReadΒ 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.

Got a dessert recipe you’d like to share? Tell us today!

About Jessica Fisher

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  1. What a darling cake with meaning! Great job – It looks like a lot of work! Can’t wait to check out some inspiring sweet tooth links! Thanks for hosting!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      It is NOT difficult at all. I promise. I am the laziest when it comes to cake decorating. I don’t mess with “crumb coats” and all that, though I know you’re supposed to. You can totally do this.

  2. I never know what to make for Easter Brunch, is anyone else like that? Further, we are not highly complicated eaters, we just love the good stuff and plenty of it!

    This pound cake is my grandmother’s recipe. The secret is the vanilla on top. You MUST try it, people will bow at your feet.

  3. Dessert is right up my alley! I linked up my Grilled Strawberry Shortcake. It just sings spring and summer to me:-)

  4. I like to offer a light and refreshing dessert when the weather gets warm, and also when there is a big holiday meal preceding it. My fruit and pudding parfait recipe is a big request from family and friends. We have friends from Florida who absolutely love this recipe and I make it every time we’re together!

  5. What a great cake!!!……..I’m sorry I linked up my Easter brunch casseroles, then realized we’re supposed to link desserts…….you can remove mine if you’d like…..

    • Jessica Fisher says

      That’s all right. We’ll let it slide, esp since I read a commentor wanting brunch recipes. πŸ˜‰

  6. Great job on that cake! I linked up white chocolate coconut blondies.

  7. Love the cake!! You are so creative.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Thank you. I don’t do so well on technique. I could just hear the British judge on Food Network challenge scolding me. But, with dioramas, “rustic” works. πŸ˜‰

  8. that is so adorable! If I had kids I would totally make that.

  9. That is a darling idea for an Easter cake! Love the Playmobil on top. My brother and I used to play with Playmobil all the time as kids. Now they are collecting dust at my mom’s house. I’ll have to tell her about this cake-decorating idea…

  10. Thank you so much for hosting this Recipe Swap…this is my first time joining in. Things look Yummy!!


  11. This is a great cake! πŸ˜€ I shared it on Facebook as I thought it was so cute! πŸ˜€

  12. A great cake, one that has me hungry.

    I see some nice recipes linked up. Can’t wait to check some out.

  13. I love the cake!!!

  14. And the stone was rolled away…what a great idea!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Thanks, I was wishing I had cookie dough to mix those candy rocks into….

  15. I can’t believe nobody has asked this yet. What I want to know is who got to eat that piece of cake that is scooped out to make the cave? I so need a cake recipe like this where I can eat a bite of it before its’ devoured by others!

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