Easter

Sweet Easter Bread Wreath

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A lovely sweet bread wreath, perfect for sharing with family this Easter.

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Easter Chick Cupcakes

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I do love a spot of Easter baking, and these fluffy little chicks I’ve come up with for Bake with Stork are just too sweet to miss!

Lemon sponge cupcakes are a real taste of spring and the sunshiney days that lie ahead, join me and team #StorkChick by baking your own batch of fluffy chicks you can find the recipe and step by steps just here – Ruth’s Chicks

It’s a quick and easy bake using Stork with Butter, used straight from the fridge, for the lightest sponge perfect for fluffy little Easter chicks.

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#BakeSomeoneHappy this Easter with Stork!

storkeasterselfie3Stork are launching a campaign to get the country baking for Easter and raise support for Great Ormond Street Hospital – I know you guys need no encouragement to bake so how about rustling up some Easter Nest Cupcakes  and #BakeSomeoneHappy!

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Easter Make & Bake Winners

I’m delighted to announce the winners of my Easter Make & Bake Competition in partnership with Two Little Fleas.

Easter Bakes Recipe Competition

The team at Two Little Fleas had a hugely difficult time in deciding the winners from all the fantastic entries received, and were certainly very hungry when they had finished judging!

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Easter Bake & Make Competition!

Win £500 in John Lewis Vouchers in my Blogger Competition with TwoLittleFleas!

Feeling lucky? I’ve teamed up with bingo review portal TwoLittleFleas to run a super fun and creative Easter baking challenge.

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Hot Cross Bun Loaf

Make an Easter Inspired Bake

We’re looking for baking & foodie bloggers to create and share your Easter-inspired bakes and makes – from chocolate eggs to cake-based Easter baskets it’s time to get creative!

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Easter Lambs – Creme Egg Animals!

 

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If you remember the Easter chicks from last year you’ll know I have a thing for turning a Creme Eggs into something else for Easter,  this year it’s lambs!

You will need:

Creme Egg

Sugarpaste; white, peach/flesh/pink, black plus green and pink for flowers and leaves

Use ready coloured or colour your own using gel paste colours

Black edible ink icing pen

Pink lustre dust and soft paintbrush

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Hot Cross Buns

with a Pink Whisk Twist of course

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Three ways to use this dough – as a loaf, whirls or the traditional buns – who could resist?

Ingredients:

Dough

315g strong plain white flour

1/2 tsp mixed cake spice

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp dried fast action yeast (or 1 sachet)

25g caster sugar

205ml milk

1 egg, large

zest of 1/2 and orange

100g currants

Filling

60g dark brown sugar

1 1/2tsp cinnamon

A little water icing to glaze (optional)

Makes 1 x 1lb loaf, 10 whirls or 8 buns

Place the flour, mixed spice, salt, caster sugar, orange zest, yeast, egg and currants in a large bowl.

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How to Make an Easter Chick

How to make an Easter Chick

How cute is this little chickie?

He’s made from a creme egg!  When I saw these made by Helen at Casa Costello I knew I had to  have a menace about and see what I could come up with!

(Do bob over and see more of Helen’s fab creations)

It’s also my first ever foray into video tutorials if you need a bit more than just the photos!

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