This Easter I made an orange flavored cake with orange marmalade filling, drizzled with Triple Sec. I made a coconut oil icing for the first time (and was pleasantly surprised at how well it actually worked!!). The egg on top is a gum paste form, handpainted with luster dust (mixed with alcohol). The coconut grass was dyed green with regular ol' food coloring :)
Close up of the egg shell before placing on the cake surface:
Photo taken with my cell phone, so pardon the lack of proper lighting:
Although perhaps this was a little bit TOO much flash...
Side view of the basketweave- not my best work, but pretty dang good considering it was melting in my hands as I tried to decorate!!