Easter Treats and Printables

Just in time for Easter, here are some great ideas and printables!
Here is an amazing easter print out set I found.
I used the cupcake wraps, blank tent cards, and the Happy Easter sign, which I printed half the size. If you wish to print half the size, open in Adobe Reader, then when you go to print, select multiple and print 2 pages per page.
The first Easter treat, which is my favourite, are the butterfly cupcakes. 
These are carrot cupcakes with a cream cheese icing. This post is more about decorating the cupcakes than making them. You can download the recipe here, or you can cheat a bit and just buy a cake mix and cream cheese icing pre made. I chose carrot cake, because bunnies eat carrots, and I grew up thinking that they were something to eat for Easter! 

You can make this with any cake and icing you wish! These don't have to be just for Easter, they can just be for Spring in general! 
This is what you will need:
Pretzels, Green m&m's, dark "stick" sprinkles, icing, piping bag and tip, food colouring, and the cupcake wraps (optional).
Put the tip in your piping bag, and twist the top of the bag so icing doesn't come out. Start from the outer edge of the cupcake, and you basically are drawing a spiral with the icing, and when you get to the centre you stop. 
You may want to put your cupcakes in the fridge so the icing sets, and doesn't start to fall off. 
After, you need to put two pretzels in for the butterfly wings, like in this picture:
Next, you need to make a little bit of blue icing, to pipe in between the wings, for the butterfly's body.
To get this colour, the back of the food colouring suggested 1 drop of green and 3 drops of blue.
I didn't have a piping bag tip the right size, so I cute a small corner off of a ziplock bag, and did 3-4 little dots with it. 
Then I added one green m&m for the head, and two purple sprinkles for little antennas. 
Inspired by the one and only Martha Stewart.

The next Easter treat are the Pilsbury Easter sugar cookies. 
This one is pretty easy. You need Pilsbury Easter cookies, and Sprinkles!
All you do is roll the edges of the cookies in sprinkles, before placing them on the baking tray. I put them on sticks and put them in the grass just for display.
Just make sure when you place them on the baking tray, you give them enough space as they do flatten out, and look better when they are cooked.
Follow the instructions on the box for cooking.

The next and final easter treat are chocolate covered strawberries, which end up looking like little carrots.
For these treats, all you need are strawberries, white chocolate, and food colouring.
Start by washing your strawberries, and melting the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. 
I did increments of 25 seconds. Make sure you don't burn it!
Then, follow the instructions on the food colouring box to make orange. Mine required 2 drops of red and 13 drops of yellow. I found that the food colouring made the melted chocolate harder, so I added a little water and mixed it up.
The I dipped the strawberries in the chocolate, trying to cover as much of the red as I could.
Place them in the fridge to set the chocolate, and also until serving.

I hope this inspires you to start your Easter baking.

If you have any questions or comments, please write in the comment section, or email me.

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