April 24, 2011

Sweet Easter

Happy Easter! Today was a beautiful day and we enjoyed a wonderful Easter, I hope you did too.  Since I shared some Easter dessert ideas with you last week, I figured I’d show you what I ended up making.

First, I started off with carrot cake cupcakes.  Yum!  I’ve always wanted to make carrot cake and it was pretty easy.  Plus, my biceps got a nice workout grating almost 1 pound of carrots!  I followed this recipe from BHG and topped the cupcakes off with a simple cream cheese frosting recipe.  I’d never made cream cheese frosting before either but it was also pretty simple, just cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar.  I just modified the frosting recipe a bit using less butter and more cream cheese.

To make the carrot cake cupcakes a little extra special for Easter, I decorated them with bunny faces using my sister’s bunny cupcakes as an example. 


Mine aren’t as fancy as hers, but I used what I had on hand and think they came out cute.  I used strawberry wafer ears (I had to cut two little openings into the cupcakes to slip the wafers into), M&M eyes, peanut M&M nose, and spaghetti whiskers.


In addition to the carrot cake bunny cupcakes, I made an Easter basket shaped fruit salad.  This is usually done with a watermelon, but I decided to try my hand at cutting a pineapple into a basket shape.


I didn't get the best photo of it, but I think it turned out pretty cute and adds a little fun to a fruit salad.

So those are my sweet treats from Easter.  How was your holiday?  Did you cook up something special?

1 comment:

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Those bunny cupcakes are so friggin' cute! Kids would love them! I'm a big cupcake fan and am now seriously craving one. :)