Friday, April 22, 2011

Splendour in the grass

There is no finer tradition than creating traditions, and Easter is no exception.

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.

I was kind of excited to dust off the cupcake papers again – these were going to be my first batch of cuppies for 2011.

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!

The cuppies were a hit at the office. They’ve also been thoroughly road tested by Olive and her friends with a double thumbs up for Easter goodness.

Perhaps these cupcakes might become part of your Easter tradition too?

From my family to yours, we hope you have a di-licious Easter!

4 comments:

Zurin said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog :) You have such a talent! I am esp interested in your poured blue fondant that you used a few posts back. I have ready to roll fondant in my fridge. I might just try that too. It does look very pretty and I love the shine. May i know how you got hte tops so nicely mounded and round? TQ so much :) YO have a lovely blog!

Di-licious said...

Thanks Zurin. I love the encouragement that emanates from the blogging community.

The blue fondant is quite fun, isn't it? To achieve domed cupcakes, I followed Cake Journal's advice and first mixed the eggs with the sugar. The butter was melted in the milk, allowed to cool and then whisked into the egg mix before adding the flour. I hope you give them a go. Cheers, Di

Eftychia said...

These cupcakes are really beautiful!!

briarrose said...

I love these. Amazing job.