Beautiful Easter Recipes, Crafts and Gifts

by Marla on April 4, 2012 · 18 comments

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Peter Rabbit Carrot Cupcakes recipe on In my last post I brought you bunches of beautiful Roasted Rainbow Carrots. You can share those with the Easter bunny or keep them all to yourself. I have been be-bop hip-hopping around the web collecting all kinds of goodies in my basket. As always Pinterest provides me with loads of daily eye candy. If you don’t all ready, do follow me over there. It has become a second blog space. A whole other world….of visual delights!

There are many adorable crafts, treats, Easter themed gifts and designs swirling around the web. I am excited to showcase them here. Above are my gluten free Peter Rabbit Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Great for breakfast, snacks & dessert. Dig in.

I have a little Giveaway going on over at my Facebook fan page Enter to win a copy of Marshmallow Madness.

Graphic spring flowers on Family Fresh Cooking

How cute is this handmade felt bunny! My obsession and love for grows larger every day.

This handmade eco friendly wool felt cutie is by Needle and Felt. Check out her store for adorable + playful items. They will make you *smile* I promise…

Handmade felt Easter Bunny Craft

Stunning painted eggs via Leslie from the blog A Creative Mint and you must check it out.

She does amazing hand painted artwork on eggs over at Decor8. Take a look…

The Creative Mint homeade painted Easter Eggs on

What the what?

When I was little all we got were Cadbury Creme Eggs ~ which are by the way delish. Nowadays creative folks like Raspberri Cupcakes bring us homemade Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Cups.


Cheesecake filled Chocolate Easter Egg Cups via Raspberri Cupcakes blog

What could be cuter than little birds tucked into coconut nests? The lovely Georgia from The Comfort of Cooking brings us these sweet little Springtime Bird’s Nest Cupcakes.

Love how she decorated the colorful pastel eggs with eyes and beaks…chirp

Springtime birds nest cupcakes via

Who says you have to hop off your healthy eating plan for the holidays? Not me. Check out my gluten free recipe for Strawberries and Cream Whoopie pies.

A tasty treat with 0% guilt. That’s the way I roll.

Strawberries and Cream Whoopie Pies on Family Fresh Cooking

Mini Decorated Cookies hanging from white tree branches from Sweetopia. Adorable.

Over here they would not last long on those pretty pink ribbons. They would be worn as bracelets, necklaces and then eaten within seconds…

Pink Easter Bunny cookies hanging from ribbon

Check out this gorgeous Easter Tree Cake from My Cake School. Melissa shows you how to make this awesome cake on her blog. She even makes it seem easy.

If you try it let us know!

Easter Tree Cake from My Cake School.comFrom the look of it Tidy Mom is having a blast with Easter baking.

Love that she decorates these Bunny Lemon Filled Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream in 3 ways!

Lemon curd Easter bunny cupcakes by

Just because most folks used brightly colored food coloring (which is fun) some opt to go Au Natural. Here is a great post via The Urban Baker about how to make Au Natural Dyed Easter Eggs. She also gives us a bonus egg salad recipe inspired by her grandma Rose.

I love the subtle earth tones natural dyes from beets, cranberries, carrots and turmeric can create!

Au natual, homemade Easter eggs by

Once you have all of that beautiful au natural egg dye at the ready, how about making Paper-Napkin Decoupage Easter Eggs?

These are from Shelterness and they got the genius idea from Martha Stewart.

Shelterness blog decorated Easter eggs

Such a beautiful tabletop created by Heather Christo. All your guests would be wowed by these Easter Centerpieces

Beautiful Easter table by

Some more great decorative touches. These by Weekend Carnival….

Easter party decorations by

Looking for some little nibbles? Check out these adorable + easy Jordan Almond Bluebirds by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle


Homemade Easter chicks candy

Looking for a holiday inspired bento for Project Lunch Box? How about this cute Egg Bunny by Cute Food For Kids.

Easter Egg Bento box

Friends I share with you not one, but two versions of Easter Cake Pops….the first are from the very talented and FABULOUS Bakerella.

I think this holiday (every holiday) would be very fun at her house…

Cake pops recipe for Easter holiday by

The amazing Amanda from i am baker has Peeps Cake Pops!

Also check out her recent post called Pinterest Etiquette 101. Some great ideas over there.

Pastel cake pops by

If you don’t want to eat a chocolate or egg bunny then how about a fun painting for your wall?

This Beauregard Reproduction Print I found on Etsy  from Janet Hill Studio. I need this. Now.

Beauregard Easter Bunny print on Janet Hill Studio at

No stylish round up would be complete without a tribute to the King: Sweet Paul

Check out his stunning online magazine for Spring 2012 Spring Magazine cover Easter eggs

Check out my Easter and Eggs themed Pinterest boards for more fun.

Pin board from Family Fresh Cooking

Thanks for visiting + I hope you enjoyed all the eye candy!

Have a Happy Easter! (Stay tuned I am trying to get you one more post before those bunnies and chicks show up…)

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

It’s all so gorgeous and delicate and spring like and it just makes me want to cook or get crafty!


2 Marla April 4, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Me too Averie! There is so much talent out there + I love that we can all see it so easily online.


3 Rosa April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Such great ideas! Everything looks wonderful. I have an Easter tree and it looks really pretty. 😉


Rosa xxx


4 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free April 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I looooooved those bluebird m&msssss 😀 SO CUTE! I want to do it with painted rocks


5 Maria April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

SO many fun ideas for Easter!


6 Megan April 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Love it all but I am completely awed by the cheesecake filled chocolate eggs. Brilliant!


7 Marla April 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Megan, me too!! Can’t believe those eggs. Such a great idea & the technique is amazing. I have been seeing it all over Pinterest.


8 HeatherChristo April 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I love all of the beautiful Easter ideas Marla! Great Eye candy, and thank you for including my Easter centerpieces!


9 Diane April 5, 2012 at 1:19 am

What a fantastic selection. I will go for the cheesecake Easter eggs, they look scrumptious :) Happy Easter Diane


10 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. April 5, 2012 at 5:09 am

cute roundup


11 Shelby April 5, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I LOVE Pinterest and all the great ideas I can gather there!


12 Krista April 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm

All of these are such great ideas! I can’t wait until Easter when we can celebrate being together and, of course, eating a big brunch!


13 Marla April 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

Krista, the time spent with family is priceless huh!


14 TidyMom April 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

So many beautiful Easter ideas! thanks for mentioning my cupcakes Marla


15 Marla April 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Cheryl, love your cute cupcakes!


16 Amy larson April 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Marla, I am tickled pink to that my little bunny and nest are surrounded by such cute and delightful treats – such wonderful ideas!!! Thank you for including me and have a Happy Easter!


17 Marian (Sweetopia) April 10, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Thanks, Marla, for featuring my wee little Easter cookies! What a fabulous array of ideas btw… Am following you Pinterest already and love your pins! xo


18 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen April 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I came across this a little late but it made me feel like it was Easter all over again! What a beautiful assortment of Easter ideas and recipes!!!


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