Friday, March 11, 2016

Easter Blog Hop with Evite

#evite #bloghop #easter #eastercake #greygreydesigns

When Evite asked me to join in their Easter Blog Hop I jumped at the opportunity!
See what I did there?
I'm glad you're here! Thanks for hopping over from Positively Stacey!

Evite challenged us to come up with an Easter idea for less than $35, inspired by one of their Easter invitations. 

I chose this fun kid-friendly Easter Egg Hunt invitation with lots of Easter grass!

And today, I am going to show you how to make your very own Easter grass cake!
It could NOT be any easier!

Here's what you are going to need!

1 box cake mix (your preferred flavor) 
2 cans pre-prepared white cake icing (I used cream cheese)
1 bag sweetened flake coconut
Green Food Coloring
Peeps in varying colors
Bagged Easter egg candy (I used Cadbury chocolate eggs)
Edible Easter Grass


Bake your cake according to box instructions. I used smaller cake pans to give the cake some height, but this isn't necessary. 
While cake is cooling, mix green fool coloring in with the icing and the coconut until it reaches the color of green you would like. 
Stack and ice the cake with the green icing on a cake board or plate. 
When you have one layer of icing on the cake (or crumb coat), refrigerate for 1 hour. 
After the one hour, put another layer of the icing on the cake for a sticky coat. 
Holding the cake over parchment paper, add handfuls of the coconut to the sticky icing. 
Once you have finished applying the coconut, it's time to decorate. 
To get the Peeps to stand up, I stuck a dowel inside them, and then into the cake. 
Surround the cake with the edible Easter grass, and then add the chocolate eggs. 

And Evite is giving you a gift for your Easter basket!

I've got a special promo code for any premium Easter invitation for up to 15 guests that you can use through March 26th! Simply click this link and enter promo code easterhop15 at your checkout!

And, your next HOP is over to the lovely BLovely Events! Check it out!
And Happy Easter!

 I am part of the Evite Influencer Program and have been compensated for this post. #sponsored

1 comment:

  1. What a fun DIY! We love how you turned the coconut flakes into grass - such a great idea! Thanks for participating!


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