Friday, April 22, 2011
Splendour in the grass
This year we introduced Easter PJs as a special gift from Mr E.Bunny himself. There’ll still be an egg hunt on Easter Sunday but it’s nice to have a treat on Good Friday to kick start the weekend’s festivities (and gluttony).
Easter is also a traditional time for baking so it was inevitable I’d find myself making something di-licious.
It started as a special request from Mr Di-licious’ work colleagues – could I possibly whip up some cupcakes for the staff Easter morning tea? No worries.
Chocolate was the obvious flavour choice but the decoration required some thought. I wanted them to be in the spirit of Easter but appealing to adults and children alike.
What could be sweeter than some candy coated mini chocolate eggs nestled in a clump of buttercream grass?
If you can hold a piping bag then this design is a snap. Easier than a buttercream swirl, the grass is piped using the Wilton grass tip (No. 233) . Wilton has a great tutorial explaining the grass piping technique on their website.
Nestle a few candy eggs on top then sit back and enjoy the delighted reactions from young and old alike!
Perhaps these cupcakes might become part of your Easter tradition too?
From my family to yours, we hope you have a di-licious Easter!