Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easter Eggstravaganza!!









































I was searching for fun things to make for Easter online and I found several of these ideas at www.marthastewart.com I loved trying them and here are the results with simple instructions. Be sure to visit Martha's website for official instructions on the crepe paper carrots, napkin decoupage eggs, the cupcake chicken and many more fun ideas!

The place card nest is formed by putting licorice ropes in the microwave for a few seconds, shaping them into a nest and letting it cool. Add some jelly beans and set it on a twig.
The carrots in the basket are made from crepe
paper. Just wrap it around itself and insert tiny surprises as you go. Glue a bit of cut green crepe paper on the top so it resembles a carrot. These would make great party favors for kids.
The waffle cone carrots are painted with orange food coloring and then jelly bean filled green cellophane is shaped like a cone and tied shut with raffia.

The chicken cupcake is my favorite! The recipe is a cake mix made according to the package directions for cupcakes. Then, mix together 4oz. cream cheese, 2 Tblsp. butter, 1/4 C. sugar add 1 egg, 1 Tblsp. flour and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Mix and then add 1/2 C. chocolate chips and 1/2C. coconut. This is a fun addition to a plain cake mix and as the cupcake bakes, the cream cheese mixture will sink to the middle so when you bite into it, you get a tasty surprise! Drop a spoonful of this mixture on each (filled 1/2 way with batter) cupcake and then bake for 18 min. in a 350* oven. Unwrap the cupcake once it has cooled and turn it upside down on a plate. Frost with a thick buttercream icing forming a mound on top. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Insert black licorice eyes and combs and feet out of red licorice pieces. Add an almond for the beak. My favorite is a chocolate cake mix because when you take a bite, the insides are a contrasting white.
I had fun making these and they are so easy anyone can do it!

1 comment:

  1. How cute!! You are so talented my darling sis!

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