I don’t normally do anything during Easter apart from going to Mass and stuffing my face with chocolates, but this year I thought I’d make cupcakes for my little girl (and the not so little man who will definitely benefit more from this project).
I searched online for inspirations and chocolate Easter egg cupcakes seem like the best (and easiest) choice. Some featured nests made out of dried coconut shavings which looked really great except I’m not a fan of dried coconut. So I went for the grass icing route.
It’s pretty easy to make, I just made regular vanilla cupcakes but… instead of keeping it plain, I pushed a chocolate egg in the middle.
To decorate I used this buttercream recipe http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Buttercream-Icing which I added a few drops of green food colouring to. Then I used a 233 icing tip to ice the cupcakes before placing the candy coated chocolate on top.
But wait there’s more… I also made sugar bunnies from a mixture of fondant and molding paste (50/50) to adorn my Easter cuppies.
Here’s the finished product :
My little girl surely loved them 😉
We don’t celebrate Halloween in Australia, but here in Melbourne it’s still a holiday because of Melbourne Cup (Horse Racing.. ). How I wish we Halloween is big here, any excuse to put my daughter in a costume! haha!
Although I must say that I was surprised to find trick or treaters on our front door last night!
Anyhoo… I made some mummy cuppies to celebrate this holiday!
I’m bad at blogging.. coz I forget to take photos, when I do I’m too lazy to upload and when I have it’s already too late. Then there’s the case of actually turning the computer on.. hehe! Yes, I’m so lazy that I can’t be bothered to literally turn the laptop on.
So what have I been up to so far?
Well… a few weeks ago I went to a fondant decorating course. I’ve never used fondant and thought a short course could teach me the basics and I can take off from there. Here’s a photo of my finished cupcakes :
We just celebrated my little girl’s 10th month.. time surely flies. So I made some triple choc cake pops (choc cake covered in white choc and then drizzled with dark choc).
So they’re not photogenic.. (I didn’t wait for it to set coz patience is something that I still need to develop) but damn were they yummy! Head over to this website for more awesome ideas http://www.bakerella.com/category/pops-bites/cake-pops/.
Holy Week = no meat
I don’t really think not eating meat during this time of the year is such a great sacrifice coz seafood trumps meat anytime in my opinion!
Here’s some of the meals that we had during this season..
chili garlic crab
and who can forget the chocolate eggs?!
I always use this time to cook seafood as hubs is a big meat-eater (he’s slowly getting into seafood though… guess whispering it on his ear while he sleeps does work!).
And I feel like I need to say this.. so here goes.. Easter is not just getting days off or going on a seafood eating spree it’s also a time to reflect and thank God for His ultimate sacrifice. Let us not forget that and not be sucked in the “commercialism” that’s slowly taking over all our Christian holidays.
First try at decorating cupcakes…
Needs more practice I think 😉 All the more reason to make another batch of yumminess!!!
Have a good weekend everyone!