DIY Speckled Egg Cake Tutorial from The Cake Blog here. Not as hard as it looks - you can buy large candy eggs and the splatter “paint” is vanilla extract and cocoa powder. After taking cake decorating classes I can tell you the key to smooth frosting is the initial “crumb coat” of frosting. The next layer of frosting can be smoothed out with a hot knife. First seen at Oh Happy Day here.
Make a boxed cake mix taste like a bakery. Step 1: Look at the directions on the cake mix, Step 2: Add one more egg (or add 2 if you want it to be very rich), Step 3: Use melted butter instead of oil and double the amount, Step 4: Instead of water, use milk. Step 5: Mix well and bake for the time recommended on the box. Can also add Vanilla Extract