Easter Lamb--for dessert
My aunt that lived next door to us when I was growing up in Amana, Iowa, always made a lamb cake at Easter. Of course, I looked forward to this, and especially the phone call telling me it was finished and I needed to come by and take a look. Aunt Lillie had a wonderful, big old lamb mold that she used to make her Easter cake. We never found that old mold after she died, but my sister and I talked about it often, wondering what may have happened to it. Several years ago Susan found a newer mold, probably at a garage sale, and gave it to me. It has now become our family's Easter tradition to have a lamb cake on the table. One thing that changes, however, is the recipe I use for the cake. This year I tried an orange pound cake from an old Martha Stewart Living.
4/13/2009 09:39:58 am
Your Easter lamb is adorable. I make one for Easter too, but cover it with coconut. It's posted on my blog too.
3/21/2015 06:19:52 am
My cousin made a lamb cake for me every birthday. I inherited her two piece pan. You have to bake it on one side then turn it over to finish. I see them at antique stores or on ebay or amazon. Chances of finding one at a garage sale are almost nil. She tied a ribbon around the neck The eyes and mouth were raisins and a smile cut from a raisin. The icing on the entire body was covered with coconut. Seems like she used a boiled icing which didn't droop. The inside was pound cake. So special! I want to make it a tradition for my granddaughter.
3/21/2015 07:42:01 am
I was just thinking today that I should make a lamb cake again for Easter. I haven't done one for many years.
3/21/2015 06:21:43 am
Also my cousin baked toothpicks inside the neck so the head wouldn't fall off. Good idea, I thought.
3/21/2015 07:43:04 am
That's a great idea!
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