I’ve been up to quite a lot of baking recently. And since Easter is upon us, I thought I’d take the opportunity to get involved in some Easter baking!
I spent a few days looking for easy baking recipes to do, that also taste great and I found some amazing ones on the ‘Stork’ website.
Their recipes are cute and easy to make which is great for an afternoon with your children or just for a bit of baking fun!
Easter Cupcake Nests
These cute cupcakes with an Easter twist are so tasty and I was quite proud of these to be honest!
I started off by making a basic vanilla cupcake recipe. This was a basic mix of the following;
- 4 oz Stork
- 4 oz Caster Sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 4 oz self-raising flour, sieved together with ½ teaspoon baking powder
For the Chocolate Nest;
- 40g Stork
- 3 tablespoons golden syrup
- 6 tablespoons drinking chocolate powder
- 18 tbsp of corn flakes
- Asda Micro Mini Eggs (3 eggs on each cupcake. These are so little which made them look really cute!
I was really happy with the outcome of my cakes. Not a lot can go wrong with this simple recipe. Although if I was to do it again, I would suggest finding a less rich chocolate powder or putting less in the chocolate mix as this was quite dark and rich.
The family didn’t complain however!
I will leave the link below for the Stork website so that you can get baking this Easter – http://www.bakewithstork.com
Rice Krispie Nests
Next I went on to these beauties! My boyfriend isn’t keen on cake (crazy I know), so I decided to make a batch of these so that he had a little Easter treat.
To start I made the nest with the following ingredients;
- 20 tbsp of Rice Krispies
- One bar (milk) chocolate – 200g
- 3 tbsp of golden syrup
- 40g Stork
Then all I did was add some micro mini eggs to the top and left to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
The Easter Bunny
So I wanted to get my family some little treats for Easter and there were so many ideas that I had, but these were so simple and are homemade which added that little special touch.
For these I used the following;
- Aldi Mini Eggs – 1 pack
- Aldi Chocolate Bunny
- Ribbon – I bought one with a little pastel fence design but this is entirely up to you!
- Clear Cellophane
- Asda Glitter Carrots
First I cut my cellophane to size, this really depends on the bunny.
Then, I put the bunny in the middle and surrounded it with mini eggs.
Next, I gathered the cellophane, tied it with the ribbon and stuck a little carrot in the gathering for decoration!
It’s literally that simple.
Easter Egg Shortbread
Finally, I made some easter inspired shortbread biscuits. These were something I found on Pinterest and I love a shortbread so I thought that these would be great to make.
All I used for these was;
- 6oz Plain Flour
- 4oz Caster Sugar
- 2oz Stork
- Icing Sugar – As needed
- Writing Icing Pens
- Edible Decorations
- More mini eggs of course!
I wish I could say that these were decorated by kids but icing isn’t my strong point and the boyfriend wanted to join in! So this is the final result…
Hope you enjoyed reading! As usual let me know what crafts and baking you’ve been up to!
Have a great Easter everyone!