Sweet Easter Ideas!

Easter is fast approaching and it’s a great time to start thinking about home-made and personalised gifts you can make for and with your friends and family.

I mean, Easter eggs are delicious (why does that chocolate taste so much better than regular chocolate bars?) but when you can take a traditional Easter treat and make it a little more personal, it’s always appreciated by the receiver.

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On my YouTube channel MyCupcakeAddiction, there are a ton of great Easter ideas in my Easter Playlist (including the above Fully Edible Chocolate Easter Basket!), but today I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you.

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My number one favourite is an oldie from my channel (excuse the amateur filming!) – The Cheesecake Easter Eggs! When you want to serve an Easter themed dessert, these are bite sized, simply stunning and a refreshing change from all that chocolate.

I used a no-bake lemon cheesecake recipe and lemon curd  to form the egg ‘whites’ and ‘yolks’ but you could use mango, passionfruit or even vanilla to achieve the same effect.

To see the video and get the recipe, click HERE.

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My number two favourite is one I just released – the Mini No-Bake Easter Baskets. I love these because they’re SO simple to make and you can make them with the kids, for the teachers or as table decorations.

They take only minutes to make, require no baking, and give that original home-made touch to your Easter gifts.

Click HERE to check out the quick and easy video recipe for these.

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These Down the Bunny Hole Push Pops are a great idea and something a little different from the usual Easter fare.

The clear push pop containers allow you to see inside the bunny hole, giving the impression you can actually see the easter bunny diving down for his carrots.

Click HERE to view the video to see how these were made :)

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And of course, my Easter playlist wouldn’t be complete without some cupcakes – it is Cupcake Addiction after all. These Easter Basket Cupcakes are from last year and are once again simple and effective.

These ones will be making their way into my toddlers daycare this year and are sure to go over well with the staff there – Click HERE if you want to see how they’re done!

These are just my favourites for the easter season – theres lots more on my YouTube channel and in that Easter Playlist if you’re still looking for some inspiration and some unique Easter sweet treat ideas.

I hope you have a fantastic Easter break and enjoy your chocolate overload!

xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction

Rainbow Waffles!

A short and sweet blog post title for some of the most spectacular waffles you’ll ever see!

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I love Rainbow food, as is evident in the 20+ videos within my Rainbow Sweets and Treats Playlist on YouTube but these are by far my favourite.

To celebrate International Waffle Day (yes, theres a DAY!) on March 25th, I made these Rainbow Waffles. They’re super easy and so so beautiful, and the little “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow and fluffy ice cream clouds makes them not only delicious to eat, but super cute to serve to your guests as well!

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Here’s what you’ll need to re-create these bright breakfast delights:

  • 60g / 2oz butter, melted (I used salted butter, but you can use unsalted and just add a pinch of salt to this recipe)
  • 340g / 12oz plain / all-purpose flour
  • 3tsp / 4g  or 1/8oz baking powder
  • 30g / 1 oz superfine or caster sugar
  • 11oz / 315g (ml) milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • Optional – cinnamon or nutmeg (or both! to taste)
  • Food colours – I used red, green, blue and yellow
  • Non stick spray
  • 5 x zip lock bags
  • Whipping cream or vanilla ice cream
  • Maple Syrup
  • A waffle maker or waffle iron – (A round waffle maker works best for the rainbow effect, but any will do)

To view the video on how to re-create these delicious waffles, click HERE, otherwise, read on to see how its done!

  1. Preheat your waffle iron – I used the lightest browning setting as I didn’t want to ‘brown out’ my rainbow colours
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder sugar and salt (if using) – stir till well combined.
  3. In another bowl, beat together milk and eggs.
  4. Add to dry mixture and use a whisk to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
  5. Once combined, add melted butter, vanilla and spices and continue mixing till mixture is smooth.
  6. Divide your batter into 5 bowls – place a little less batter into your bowls for the centre colours (blue and green) and a little more into the bowls for the outer colours (red, yellow and orange)
  7. Add enough food colouring to create vibrant batter colours and stir well to make sure the colour is thoroughly incorporated.
  8. Place each batter colour in to a clean zip lock bag and snip a corner off the bag to create 5 x makeshift piping bags.
  9. Spray your waffle maker with non stick spray and apply a circle of blue batter into the centre, about 4cm diameter.
  10. Use your green batter to draw a ring around the blue, then repeat with yellow, orange and finally red
  11. Close your waffle maker and allow to cook (approx 2 – 2.5 minutes)
  12. Remove and cut your waffle in half.
  13. Serve immediately with whipped cream or ice cream scooped into clouds and a pot of maple syrup “gold”

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Yield: Approx 3 of the large circle waffles, 6 of the half circle “rainbows” shown above of 12 of the smaller waffle triangles shown below.

Storage: Although they’re always best fresh, you can actually freeze these waffles and reheat them in the toaster – just separate them with a piece of paper towel so they don’t stick together and wait till they’re completely cooled before storing them in an airtight container.

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I hope you guys love this bright and fun twist on classic weekend breakfast. Perfect for St Patricks Day, or just for any day where you want to brighten up the mood and put huge smiles on the faces of everyone in the room!

xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction

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