Center the bottom layer of cake on a dab of frosting on a platter.
Ice the top only, and then place the second cake layer on the icing.
Frost the top and sides of both layers.
Use a pastry bag to pipe a thick rope of frosting around the top edge of the cake.
Put coconut and green food coloring into a plastic bag. Seal and shake until the coconut reaches the desired shade.
Sprinkle the coconut onto the top of the cake (within the rope edging).
Add the speckled jelly beans to the top of the coconut.
Place a pipe cleaner into opposite sides of the cake. Bend them towards each other in an arc and twist them together to form the handle of the basket.