Easter, for whatever reason, seems to be the perfect time to bake – probably because for many it heralds the end of six weeks ~deprivation~ without chocolate, sugar and all sorts of other things which people give up on the eve of beginning of lent!
I love the four days of Easter – everything seems a bit more relaxed, spring is in the air, the house is filled with daffodils and now, in later years, my nieces and nephews have come over for an egg hunt.
And, there’s two people in particular I love visiting – my ‘duckies’ (grandparents), who are always appreciative for a few baked goods when I visit!
I find baking so mindful, it really is one of the most therapeutic things for my mental health. Let’s get down to it shall we?
Click here for the recipe on this one. Leave to cool considerably before doing the next step…
To ice, whip up a batch of runny icing and white chocolate stars. Use a teaspoon to drizzle zigzags across the loaf, and then individually stick stars on, or scatter over for a less ‘organised’ approach!
Easter Bunny Cake
Whip up a simple sponge (even use a Betty Crocker one for time saving / ease!).
Then, create your butter icing – with butter icing I tend to do it on sight/ texture / taste test (best bit!). Pop in a good whack of icing sugar, and then throw in a few tablespoons of water. Now use butter (but the sort you’d use on your toast – doesn’t matter if salted or unsalted!). Then use an electric mixer to get it to a mixture that peaks nice and stiffly.
Spread on your sponge. Add kitkats around the edge and tie together with ribbon. Give a very generous helping of Easter eggs on top. With this one you can either:
Use a paintbrush and vodka to stick fondant icing together (you could go extra detailed with pink bunny feet, too) and pop this little guy at the bottom or alternatively opt for the Lindt bunny option. They both work!
These are perfect if you’re having people over for dinner and want a delicious but low maintenance desert. all you need is mini meringue nests, frozen fruit, and cream. Easy peasy and they always go down well!
What Easter baking have you got planned?