Colorful (Edible!) Easter Egg Cake Toppers Tutorial

Easter Egg Cake by Sugar and Sparrow

Even though Easter isn’t all about colorful eggs, they became such an iconic symbol of the holiday. So much that when Wilton asked me to create a cake project for their Easter campaign, eggs were the first thing to come to mind! Imagine my delight when I browsed through Wilton’s online shop and found the perfect silicone mold to make these Easter egg cake toppers. With a little painterly inspiration, some colorful Candy Melts, and a little cake pop filling, these cake toppers are so festive and fun to make!

colorful chocolate easter eggs by sugar and sparrow

Aren’t they pretty? The cool thing about these Easter egg cake toppers is they’re 100% edible. You basically create a Candy Melt “shell,” let it set, add the filling of your choice, and seal it with another layer of Candy Melt. After a quick trip to the refrigerator, they pop right out of the mold looking all beautiful and flawless! The mold is made of silicone for super easy release, so they literally do just pop right out. Love it!

Candy melt painted easter eggs by sugar and sparrow

My favorite thing about these Easter egg cake toppers is no two are alike. The process all starts by creating the colorful “shell” on the outside of the egg and you can get as creative as you want with decorating it. I ended up using Candy Melts to splatter paint and brushstroke the mold before pouring a solid color over it to create my shells. This technique made for a really seamless look, but you can feel free to be as creative as you want with your toppers. Save the splatter painting and brush stroking for the end to get a more textured look, swirl your Candy Melt Colors, or do whatever else you’re imagining!

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Once the eggs were made, I placed them on top of a yellow cake and piped more Easter-inspired colors all around them in a variety of textures. All of this gorgeous piping was made possible with just three of my favorite Wilton Tips: 1M (for the rosettes), 4B (for the stars), and 233 (for the dots of colorful grass). I paired these piping tips with six different buttercream colors and just piped away until I was satisfied. The textures are such a great match for these pretty Easter eggs!

easter cake tutorial by sugar and sparrow
easter egg cake tutorial by Sugar and Sparrow

Here’s a quick video of the techniques I used to create these colorful Easter egg cake toppers, plus some footage of how I decorated the rest of the cake:

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Step 1: Melt and Tint the Candy Melts 

Melt the Candy Melts according to the package instructions, then add them to six separate bowls. Color the first three bowls using colors specifically made for Candy Melts (I used this Primary Colors Set and custom mixed the shades shown below). You’ll want to make these first three colors bold and vibrant, since they’ll be the colors of the “paint” on the outside of the shells. Candy Melts do come in all sorts of colors, so feel free to use pre-colored ones for this part if you want!

how to color candy melts

Use a little bit of the bold colors to tint the remaining three bowls and create pastel versions. These colors will be used as the shell behind the paint splatters and brushstrokes (we’ll get to those next!). 

If at any point your Candy Melts seem too thick, try adding some EZ Thin Dipping Aid or heat in the microwave for an additional few seconds. 

Step 2: Paint the Easter Egg Mold

Using the paint brush set, splatter paint and brushstroke the cavities of the Egg Shaped Silicone Mold with the bold Candy Melt colors until you love the look.

painted easter eggs tutorial with candy melts

Let the painted mold set up at room temperature for 2-3 minutes before moving on to the next step. 

Step 3: Create the Easter Egg Shells

Fill each cavity in the Egg shaped mold with the pastel Candy Melts, right over the top of the painted designs. Gently tap the mold on a flat surface to make sure the entire cavity is covered evenly and let sit for about 3 minutes, or until a hard shell starts to form on the edges only.

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Turn the mold over and pour out the excess Candy Melts onto a piece of wax paper.

Easter egg silicone mold by wilton

Then, take an angled spatula and swipe over the top of the mold to remove any excess Candy Melts.

Wilton silicone easter egg mold

Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes to let the shells firm up. 

Step 4: Add the Filling 

Using the filling of your choice (I used cake pop filling for these), fill each cavity about ⅔ full. Be sure to leave enough room for more Candy Melt on top.

Easter egg cake pops tutorial

If your filling requires setting (most do), place the mold back into the refrigerator until your filling is nice and set. 

Step 5: Add More Candy Melts

Once the filling is set, add more of the melted pastel Candy Melts to the top (aka the back) of each egg.

how to make easter egg cake pops

Swipe off the excess with an angled spatula and place back into the refrigerator to set for at least 10 minutes. 

Step 6: Release

When your eggs are set, they’re so easy to remove from the silicone mold. They pop right out, and just look at how incredible the painterly designs show up!

Easter egg cake pop bites tutorial

You can serve these edible Easter eggs as a dessert all on their own, use them in your next Easter cake design, or add them to any of your bakes for a festive pop of color. Can’t wait for you guys to try this technique. And be sure to check out Wilton’s online shop for some super fun Easter themed baking supplies!

Easter Cake by Sugar and Sparrow

What kind of bakes are you making for Easter? Let me know in the comments below. And if you end up making these Easter eggs, be sure to tag @sugarandsparrowco on Instagram and show me!

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