Food

Easter Baking

To celebrate Easter Sunday I’ve put together two really easy and delicious Easter treats. Easter baking for me, involves any cute animal theme and lots of pretty pastel shades. I’ve found two very easy, quick but delicious recipes which can easily be thrown together for an easter party you may have coming up. However, I just made these for myself, which was still worth it! One of the recipes that is featured, was inspired by Mark Ferris’s YouTube video, which can be found here, and the other was inspired from Zoella which can be found here. I’ve listed the full recipes below for anyone that wants to have a go at baking these treats.

Happy Easter everybody, I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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Easter Bunny Cupcakes:

You Will Need:

  • Tesco Vanilla Flavour Cupcake Kit (I’ve cheated here as this is all about the decoration).
  • Plain Chocolate Chips
  • Ready to Roll Pink Icing
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Buttercream Style Icing
  • Chocolate Writing Pens
  • Pink and Purple Hundreds and Thousands

To Make the Cakes:

  • Set the oven to 180°c.
  • Line a cupcake baking tray with 6 cupcake cases.
  • Empty the cake mixture from the packet mix into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add a medium egg and 60ml of milk.
  • Whisk until smooth.
  • Distribute the mixture evenly between the cake cases.
  • Bake for 15-18minutes or until golden brown.
  • Leave to cool for around 20 minutes

To Decorate:

  • Once completely cooled, pipe a flat layer of buttercream style icing covering the entire surface of the cupcake.
  • Sprinkle over the desiccated coconut until completely covered.
  • Turn the cupcake upside down to get rid of any excess.
  • Cut a large marshmallow in half, cutting diagonally down.
  • Dip the sticky side of the pieces of marshmallow into the pink and purple hundreds and thousands.
  • Place both at the top of the cupcake to create “bunny” ears.
  • Place two chocolate chips underneath for eyes.
  • Take a small piece of the pink ready-to-roll icing and roll to form a ball.
  • Place the ball central under the chocolate chips.
  • Using the chocolate writing pens, use these to create the rabbits mouth (I was too nervous to do this last step, as I didn’t want to ruin what I had already made).
  • Continue this process for each cupcake made.
  • Enjoy.

Easter Marshmallow Rice Krispie Squares

 You will need:

  • 90g Butter
  • 260g Marshmallows
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 170g Rice Krispie Cereal
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • Pie dish
  • An assortment of sweets (I’ve opted for some pastel smartie chocolates).

Method:

  • Slowly melt the butter in a large pan over a low heat.
  • Once the butter has completely melted, add the vanilla extract and the marshmallows, stirring occasionally.
  • Right before the marshmallows are fully melted, add the milk.
  • Add the Rice Krispie Cereal and stir until the mixture is combined and all the cereal is fully coated.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Place the mixture into a pie dish.
  • Use the back of a metal spoon to spread out the mixture evenly.
  • Add in your treats.
  • Allow to cool before serving.
  • Enjoy.
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