Martha's Bedford Easter Cake
Martha goes all out for Easter each spring, hosting a hopping brunch and egg hunt for guests of all ages. This year, she's serving an extra-special treat: a dessert that takes a cue from her Bedford property. The icing on the sheet cake? Frosted fields topped with sunny daffodils, manicured boxwoods, and charming creatures who call her garden home. And while all of this adds up to a showstopper that is almost too pretty to eat, we still recommend digging in; the cake is deliciously tender, flavored with orange zest and almonds, and frosted with a light buttercream.
To make almond flour, pulse 1/2 cup blanched almonds in a high-powered blender until fine but not clumpy.
Pastel-candy-coated sunflower-seeds are available at nuts.com.
Miniature wicker baskets from Basket Dollhouse Supply Decor are available at amazon.com.
Small farm-animal figurines such as Schleich are available at amazon.com.