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Chocolate Cake with Crepe Paper Flowers and a Phyllo Nest

A richly textured dessert is a fertile nesting ground for a miniature roost spun from kataifi, or shredded phyllo dough, and filled with candy-coated chocolate eggs. Pendulous snowdrops spring from a powdery frost of confectioners' sugar.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2009


For the Nest

For the Cake

For the Frosting

For the Garnish


Cook's Notes

For the directions for the crepe-paper flowers, see the Crepe-Paper Crocuses and Snowdrops How-To.

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  • Jayne_D
    15 JUN, 2013
    This is an amazing cake my mouth was watering throughout the process of consumption. Talking of mouth watering recipes and a quick treat for the kids. This is a quick and easy recipe using skorbits and crackers
  • SoftballMom22
    1 APR, 2012
    Can anything non alcoholic be substituted for the rum,as I don't have any?,
  • AshEklund
    23 APR, 2011
    I just made the frosting portion of the recipe, and it is AMAZING! My new favorite chocolate recipe. I made half a batch and it was plenty for a 9-inch double layer cake. I also ended up adding some vanilla and a bit more sour cream to get the consistency and flavor right. I highly recommend this frosting!
  • GlowWyrm
    25 MAR, 2010
    For the paper flowers go here:
  • JVH
    25 MAR, 2010
    I am unable to get the crepe paper flower link either, can someone help?!?
  • JVH
    25 MAR, 2010
    I am unable to get the crepe paper flower link either, can someone help?!?
  • aussieminie
    5 MAR, 2010
    Hello :) I still can't access the link to the Flowers !!! HELP PLEASE !!!
  • auntnora
    3 MAR, 2010
    I cannot access the link to the flowers. Any suggestions?
  • Tiffany_Sun
    5 FEB, 2010
    Hi joyfarm, we've added a link to a larger image as well!
  • joyfarm
    4 APR, 2008
    Thanks! I think they added it after my comment. Good job!

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