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 😉
Time has indeed flown…
I was just thinking about putting up a photo of my daughter’s 11 month cake.. and now we’ve already celebrated her first birthday. Well, she isn’t one yet but we had the party early as unfortunately hubs has a tradeshow to attend to for work the day of her birthday.
So here’s a photo of her 11 month birthday cake. I made a white mud chocolate cake with white chocolate frosting. On top is a “practice” bear and flowers.
And then just a few weeks later, we’re already celebrating her first birthday party! It was a whirlwind of pink… pink streamers… pink balloons… pink plates… pink everything. I never thought I could get pinked out!
I never really thought I could pull it off… as I don’t have my family here in Melbourne. I had to do everything on my own (with hubs help of course!) good thing my aunt decided to fly out from interstate to help with the cooking and preparations – otherwise, our guests would have walked out due to starvation.
So after a few weeks of driving around Melbourne collecting pink everything… here’s the finished product : My daughter’s pink dessert table.
And here’s the cake that I made on her actual birthday…