Getting ready...I was..
Susan Branch..apart from many other things..thank you for this sweet idea~
Loved making the lamb cake..I added a cake base w/ some green coconut and stuck marshmallow flavored
chocolate lollipops in the background..in that base.. to simulate flowers blooming..because ..well there are none in our QC gardens yet~
That cute little Happy Easter flag is from Amelie's House.. I could not for the life of me download it..so she sent it special email delivery..How nice was that?
Beautiful hand painted cakes on her lovely blog~ Have a look you will love..
Little cupcakes with rose icing..and homemade bunnies..and ducks and eggs~
I started early with the chocolates.. the lollipops and animals keep very well make a head of time..
The cupcakes were made with the first home made white cake recipe I ever made ..about 40 yrs ago..
The little houses were assembled..
Un village Franglais:)
Pinwheel sandwiches for the kidlets..
And my favorite..Pain au fromage.. camouflaged as a cake..
I first made this Pain Au Fromage about 7 years ago for a shower for one of my daughters..
Traditionally these are made with unsliced breads that you slice horizontally and fill each layer w/ your choice of fillings..
This is a different take..you use brown bread and white bread..crusts removed cut like ladyfingers..and assemble almost like a layered charlotte..
I used her recipe exactly..for the chicken filling..egg filling and pesto cheese..once it is cooled and has taken shape you unmold.. and frost like a cake..so pretty really~
Don't attempt to make this last minute..it requires some preparation:)
You can find the recipe here and a video here..
It takes her 7 minutes..LOL
it takes a few hours..
I lightly frosted the whole cake..:) lightly and added the garnish..
Some macarons and peanut butter Easter cookies..Soft peanut butter cookies..so good!
Eggs were filled and hidden here and there..there was still a chill in the air..but at least the snow is gone..no green grass yet..no leaves..no flowers..
They don't notice:)
I love that even the bigger kids still enjoy! Teens!
The bigger kids are AMAZING with the littler ones..
The day lasted into the night♥
If I learned one thing again this year though..too many treats..after the hunt..the children are FULL..so full..the lamb is at my daughter's house today..untouched..but we all loved to look at it..
A definite make again and again.
That's it..Easter is now over..and hopefully Spring is about to start..
Grateful for all the ideas.. recipes..inspiration I found on many of your blogs and others..
It makes the whole preparation that much more fun.
I love those kids..I think that's why I just want to always add just one more little thing..
I hope they will always want to come to our home for the hunt.~