I saw this decorating on Pinterest and I was sold. I had to make this cake for our Easter celebration/family gathering.
I have been wanting to put up recipes for a traditional Danish layer cake for the longest time. Every time I made a cake, we have had people over, and the cake has been eaten before we could take a picture. So this was my chance. Well, so I thought. Because we had to bring the cake to the family gathering, we could only take pictures of the decorated cake, and no pictures of a slice.
Slicing the cake was not an easy task. The edible grass was kinda difficult to cut, to get a pretty slice. But it was fun making, and the reaction to the cake was well worth the effort.
- 1 portion of lagkagebunde (spongecake)
- 1 portion of passionfruit mousse
- 1 portion of chocolate mousse
- 1 portion vanilla buttercream
- 3 bags of edible grass
- 1 bunny, I used a Lindt milk chocolate
- a few easter M&M's with peanuts
Make the cake/lagkagebunde/the spongecake and the mousses. I normally make the cake a day in advance, to ease my workload on the day I need the cake.
Place a springform or ring lined with some plastic cake wrap on a cutting board. Place one layer of the cake in the bottom, (I sprinkle the cake with some water/port or juice to moisten the cake). Pipe the chocolate mousse on the cake and even it out. Place the cake in the refrigerator for the mousse to set for 10-15 minutes. Place a thin piece of cake on top of the mousse, and put the passionfruit mousse on top followed by the last piece of cake, this placed upside down on the mousse. Put the cake back in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours to set.
Make the buttercream.
Remove the ring or springform.
Spread a thin even layer of buttercream on the top of the cake, repeat on the sides of the cake.
Cut up 1 pack of edible grass into 1-inch (2,5 cm) pieces into a large shallow dish. Spray a very small amount of water over the edible grass, this will make the grass a bit sticky. Now using your hands, mix the grass together, so the water spreads, and the grass starts to clump together. Working in small batches, take a clump of grass up and adhere it to the buttercream on the cake. Repeat putting the grass on the cake until it is all covered. Spray with very little water over the cake, for the grass to stay in place.
Place the bunny on top and sprinkle the M&M's round the bunny.
Let the grass dry completely, and place the cake on a cake stand and serve it.