Ribbon Topper for an Easter Sprinkle Cake







When I was a kid, I always had a new spring dress to wear for Easter.  It was South Carolina, after all, and the days were already warm, lush and humid with early spring rain.  Colorado, on the other hand, just welcomed the first day of spring with a blizzard that blanketed our city with more than a foot and a half of heavy, wet snow.

My husband and I drove home together from work early in the afternoon on Wednesday, along with the rest of Denver, and he and a few other men had to push a few stranded cars up an icy hill just to clear traffic and move us all safely along towards home.  The snow was too deep to pull into our driveway, and when I stepped out of the car, my legs sank in up to my knees, snow spilling over the top of my boots.

Once inside, shivering and wet, we turned on the fire, put on cozy pajamas, and made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  Wine for him, and hot tea for me.  It was a perfect afternoon.









It's snowing again as I write this, but in spite of the cold, it is still Easter weekend, and spring, so I have a pretty cake to share that I think is perfect to celebrate the warm days to come.  The sky blue buttercream on top is speckled with a generous handful of sprinkles, and a colorful ribbon topper is cheerful and festive.

The gold paper straws, and all the ribbon, are from Michaels, and easy to put together by just tying a ribbon onto the straws, and then tying on pieces of ribbon that flutter so prettily above the cake, like the tails of a hundred kites sailing across a sunny blue sky.

All the colors on this cake have me dreaming of hot summer days ahead, days of popsicles and strawberry lemonade and sundresses.






6 comments :

  1. So adorable Heather..always nice to come home isn't it? Especially in snow..then the cozy begins..
    I am probably twice your age almost..I had ribbons in my hair too..so did my girls..who ar a bit older than you..
    i just had southern grits for the first time and am in love:)
    Happy Easter to you and your little family..thanks for everything you share so beautifully.

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    1. Grits - so good with butter and salt, or maple syrup, or cheese...

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  2. What a beautiful cake! It just screams spring (even if it hasn't seemed spring-line in your neck of the woods). I lived in South Carolina for many years and now live in El Paso. We have had spring-like weather here and hope it comes your way soon.

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    1. I hope so too! We had some very nice weather before winter came back.

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  3. Happy Easter! Lovely cake, would you please share the recipe?

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    1. This post was just for the design - no recipe this time! ;)

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