Spring cake inspiration for 2020


Check out our top spring cake ideas to create bloomin' gorgeous spring cakes for bakers and decorators alike!

Do you know what's better than a good spring clean? Great spring cakes! You've dusted away the cobwebs, cleaned out every nook and cranny you can possibly find and you're ready to put your feet up with a tasty reward.

Why not indulge in some scrumptious spring cupcakes to pat yourself on the back for your hard work? No matter your taste or style, we've got lashings of inspiration to create any spring themed cakes you could possibly dream of, whether you're a baker, decorator, or both.

Spring cake baking ideas

  1. Tea cake
  2. Lemon and elderflower cake
  3. Easter buns
  4. Spring baking with kids
  5. Traditional Easter Simnel cake
  6. Chocolate tart
  7. Naked berry cake
  8. Sweet sandwich biscuits

Spring cake decorating ideas

  1. Crystallised flowers
  2. Spring cupcakes
  3. Wafer paper gerbera
  4. Cake pops
  5. Beautiful blossoms
  6. Creme Egg bunnies
  7. Anti-gravity Easter egg cake
  8. Perfect poppies
  9. Edible card
  10. Easter hen cake
  11. Sweet sugar tulips
  12. Easter bunny cake
  13. Sugarcraft succulents
  14. Luscious lavender
  15. Enamel effect spring cupcakes

Spring cake baking ideas

1. Tea cake

Tea cake

Did you know that in the UK we have a whole day dedicated to celebrating tea? The date for your diaries every year for this marvellous and quite frankly essential day of celebration is 21st April. 

How do we celebrate this wonderful day, you ask? Well, with our own tremendously tasty tea cake recipe of course! This spring themed cake recipe is perfect for a small get together with a hot cup of tea and even hotter gossip with your friends and family. 

For the full tea cake recipe (and to find out what kind of tea drinker you are), click here

2. Lemon and elderflower cake

lemon and elderflower cake

When it comes to spring cake flavours, we always think of fresh tastes to signal a fresh start to the year. Pairing fresh citrus zing with the late spring staple of elderflower makes the ideal light and refreshing spring cake recipe to offer at a gathering or tea party. Plus, if you fancy making it a little naughty, why not jump on the gin craze and add a splash of this delightful tipple to beautifully complement the light palette of this spring cake? 

Get the lemon and elderflower cake recipe right here

3. Easter buns

Easter buns

If you're looking for spring themed cakes that aren't chock full of, well, choc, then these delicious tear-and-share buns are perfect for you! Ideal for an Easter party and making sure the kids are getting some form of nourishment that isn't pure chocolate, these buns look and taste simply incredible. We're not promising that they're healthy, but these buns are a refreshing break from mountains of Easter eggs!

To find the Easter buns recipe, click here.

4. Spring baking with kids

easter biscuits

If you love to get the kids in the kitchen and baking, we've got the perfect trio of treats for you all to try and love. Whether you're bonkers for brownies, bananas for biscuits or sweet for spring cupcakes, we've got the ultimate list of the perfect spring themed cakes for baking with the kids (and plenty for you to enjoy too!). 

Hop on over to our Easter baking for kids recipes.

5. Traditional Easter Simnel cake

Simnel cake

The perfect spring cake recipe to introduce the kids to traditional baking, with a sprinkle of Easter fun! Whether you prefer your Simnel cake before Easter or on the day itself, this fabulously fruity spring themed cake is the perfect nod to tradition with a fun twist to entice children and adults alike.

Follow the link for a truly traditional Easter Simnel cake recipe.

6. Chocolate tart

mini egg tart

Have you found yourself collecting bags of Mini Eggs in the run up to Easter and you're not quite sure what to do with them all? If so, firstly we want to congratulate you on somehow not managing to eat four bags of Mini Eggs in one sitting. Secondly, have you thought about putting those eggs to good use and adorning a spring themed tart with them? Check out our cheeky chocolate tart recipe from a Great British Bake Off legend and practice your pastry skills at the same time. 

Perfect your pastry and get your Easter chocolate tart recipe right here

7. Naked berry cake

naked berry cake

We are ecstatic that, not only are naked cakes totally on trend, but they're a trend that's clearly here for the long run! This stunning naked berry cake makes the perfect centrepiece that simply sings of freshness and newness - everything you could possibly hope to find in spring cakes. Plus, many of the spring floral decorating ideas you'll find further down this article will provide ideal inspiration for extra decoration. Remember, with naked cakes, less doesn't always have to be more.

Check out our stunning spring naked cake recipe now.

8. Sweet sandwich biscuits

rhubarb ginger biscuits

Rhubarb and ginger flavours go together like peas and carrots - it's a combination that just makes sense! These sweet heart-shaped sandwich biscuits are an ideal treat to make with and for the kids (or yourself!) this spring. Did you know that the best time of year to harvest rhubarb is late spring? We don't need any more excuses than that to combine these delicious flavours and make these sweet and whimsical biscuits that no one can resist. 

Click here for the sweet sandwich biscuit recipe.

Spring cake decorating ideas

1. Crystallised flowers

crystallised flowers

Have you ever found yourself longingly lusting over stunning crystallised flowers, wishing you knew how to do it but thinking you could never have the time or skills necessary? Well we're here to change that mentality with our super simple tutorial to create the most delectable and delicate crystallised flowers! Adorn your spring themed cakes with these elegant embellishments, scatter a few around your cake board for effect and you'll be getting compliments all night long. 

Learn how to create crystallised flowers here

2. Spring cupcakes

bouquet cupcakes

While these beautiful bouquet cupcakes are ideal as a Mother's Day gift, the pretty pastel palette is also perfect for sweet stunning spring cupcakes to celebrate this underrated season. Once you know how to craft these quick and simple floral decorations, you can use your newfound modelling skills to create a variety of vivacious designs. The world is your cupcake! 

Get the sweet spring cupcake tutorial here

3. Wafer paper gerbera

gerbera

This endlessly elegant flower is ideal for crafting with wafer paper and creating a stunning spring cake that will really impress with its simple but striking petal design. The gerbera tutorial is a great introduction for those new to wafer paper modelling and don't worry about needing to design the petals yourself - we've provided a template to help you out too!

Click here to learn how to make a wafer paper gerbera. 

4. Cake pops

easter cake pops

We love a fabulous and fun cake pop here at CD&S, so we're thrilled to share this gorgeous Easter cake pop tutorial with you. The pretty pastels mean you can use this design for any spring themed cake pops, they're not just for Easter. This is another spring cake idea that is fun for all the family and the kids will especially enjoy crafting and decorating these funky cake pops. 

Get crafting your Easter cake pops here

5. Beautiful blossoms

peach blossoms

The stunning peach blossom tree flowers in early spring, displaying the most gorgeous blossoms that you can't help but be inspired by. So take this spring cake idea and get decorating with delicate blooms that can be placed as sparsely or densely as you desire. Pair with a totally on trend metallic cake and you've got yourself a winner.

Click here to learn how to create sugarpaste blossoms.

6. Creme Egg bunnies

creme egg bunnies

These cute creatures are another ideal Easter decorating activity to do with the kids and to help you hone your modelling skills at the same time. Perfect for personalising, we're not sure who creating these bunnies is more fun for! Whether you're making them as standalone decorations or as cute Easter toppers on a sweet spring themed cake, we guarantee crafting these bunnies will become a yearly tradition. 

Get your Creme Egg bunny tutorial here

7. Anti-gravity Easter egg cake

anti-gravity easter egg cake

Do you want to try defying gravity? We can assure you that no one will be able to bring you down when you create this incredible feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds. A really fun show-stopper cake designed to be the perfect centrepiece for any spring celebrations (because nothing screams spring cake like a giant floating Easter egg, right?), you'll be the envy of friends and family with this moreish masterpiece. Plus, this tutorial will give you the basic skills to get really creative with crafting anti-gravity cakes for future celebrations. 

Learn how to create an anti-gravity Easter cake here.

8. Perfect poppies

Poppies

These stunning red flowers only bloom for a few short weeks in late spring, so celebrate them throughout the season and learn how to craft stunning sugarpaste poppies perfect for adorning any spring themed cake. We particularly love the shaded colour effect in the centre of the poppies, giving a gorgeous and highly realistic finish to these spectacular flowers. 

Click here for the full sugarpaste poppies tutorial. 

9. Edible card

mother's day edible card

What's better than a thoughtful, love-filled card to celebrate the amazing mothers in your life? Why, one that can be enjoyed by both the heart and the stomach of course! An ideal addition to a spring themed cake, this edible card can of course be altered to suit any occasion you like. Another tutorial full of tips and tricks to carry with you throughout your cake crafting journey, this elegant spring cake topper is not one to be missed. 

To create your edible card cake topper, click here.

10. Easter hen cake

Easter hen cake

We love a 3D cake sculpture here at CD&S, so how better to decorate your spring cakes than with a happy Easter hen surrounded by delicious Easter eggs? This fun cake topper has a particularly cheeky expression that guests young and old will adore, so impress your guests this Easter with a showstopping centrepiece guaranteed to get jaws dropping!

Check out the full novelty Easter hen cake here.

11. Sweet sugar tulips

sugar tulips

Certain flowers simply sing of spring, none so much as the gorgeous tulip. Never subtle, the tulip's stunning colours range from pure whites and yellows to bright pinks and reds and every combination in between. Learning how to sugarcraft these delightfully delicate florals gives you a versatile skill set to decorate your spring themed cakes to utter perfection.

Learn how to create sugarcraft tulips right here.

12. Easter bunny cake

Easter bunny cake

If you can't resist a sugarpaste challenge, then this is the tutorial for you. An 'egg'stravagant and 'egg'clectic collection of spring themed cake toppers, including a beautiful bunny, cheeky chicks and stunning spring flowers, this bright and bountiful sugarpaste creation is sure to spark joy in whoever sees it. Plus it's a great opportunity to get the kids involved once again - it's never too soon to start honing those sugarcraft skills!

Click here for the full Easter bunny cake tutorial. 

13. Sugarcraft succulents

sugarcraft succulents

Bang on trend and impressive spring cake embellishments to boot, these sweet sugarpaste succulents are super versatile and you can go as realistic or fantastical (as these are!) as you please. If you're holding a get together this spring, get your sugarcraft tools out and get crafting to be the envy of all your party friends and family alike. 

Learn how to craft sugarpaste succulents here.

14. Luscious lavender

lavender and pinks floral spray

These late spring bloomers signal warmer weather and bright sunshine ahead, so celebrate the end of spring with cake adorned with a pretty pastel lavender and pinks floral spray. Whether you want to add bohemian charm to a pastel wedding palette or perhaps an elegant embellishment for a chic spring cake celebrating an anniversary, these fabulous florals are a gift that keeps on giving. 

Get the full lavender and pinks sugarcraft tutorial here.

15. Enamel effect spring cupcakes

enamel effect spring cupcakes

If you can't decide which spring flower you want to include on your spring cupcakes, then why not all of them? This tutorial for painting enamelled flowers onto cupcakes is a great opportunity to learn a brand new skill and enjoy creating the variety of flowers on offer this spring. These cupcakes are truly dressed to impressed, so learn how to work with edible paint and show everyone that you're truly a cake decorating force to be reckoned with.

Learn how to create enamelled spring cupcakes here.


Who knew there was so much to celebrate in the spring? With so much floral inspiration blooming through the season, knowing how to make sugarcraft flowers is pretty essential for reaching cake decorating perfection. So, between these incredible spring cake ideas and our guide to making sugarcraft flowers, you'll be a spring cake expert in no time!