I love Easter. I'm not religious and I will be really honest and say that it's all about the bunnies. Well, lets be fair to the chicks and lambs as well. Awwwwww, lambs!
Yup, it's all about the cuteness and the chocolate. One thing I really don't understand though is the British version of easter. Now I know that I am a foreigner in these parts but I have been here for 8 years and you'd think I'd have figured out some of this stuff by now. BUT, I really don't get the giant chocolate egg thing. I just don't see the appeal of a big hollow egg, especially on that is branded with a regular chocolate bar logo and often times even containing said chocolate bar in the package. I don't get how this is special when you can go to any local shop on any day of the year an get that same chocolate bar. I won't even get started on rolling an egg down a hill, what the hell is that all about??
Yeah, yeah it's a "tradition" and all but I grew up with the easter basket so that's what we do. It's a basket which is filled with "grass" (that's shredded tissue for the uninitiated) and lots of sweets, chocolate and easter themed goodies. The easter bunny brings it in the night and often times even sets up a little egg hunt for the morning. Every year I struggle with this as the easter basket isn't a concept that people are all that familiar with here. So every year I have trouble finding things to go into the Peanut's basket. This year along with the sweets and chocolate I have made a few things. I do a basket for the Peanut and her good friend, Petal's daughter.
The big gift is these rabbit sisters, the girls will each get one.
Also some rabbit purses with felt carrots inside. Peanut the 5 year old goth will get the black one of course.
I also felted some eggs. At the last fair I did these sold out and I even got a custom order for more!
As for baking, I had big plans that a migraine put a stop to but I did manage these completely absurd chick cakes that got taken to the shop today. There were just a couple left at last check and people were ooohing and ahhhhing over them when I brought them in so they can't be that bad! They are vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, coated in toasted coconut and decorated with almonds, sweets and sugar balls.