Monday, 9 April 2012
Spring Easter Table
Happy Easter everyone! I trust you had a fun and relaxing long weekend. We spent time with friends and family and somewhere in between I was able to prepare this cheap and cheerful Spring/Easter table.
The garland bunting is made from bundles of crepe paper which I will post tutorial on soon. The cake is just a simple one layer vanilla sponge with butter cream icing in an in-your-face blue! Click here to see a rose swirl cake I made for Carmen's Pink & Pretty Baby Shower.
The Easter egg nests are made with Special K and melted chocolate. Take a look at this tutorial from a few weeks ago. The cake push pops were made from vanilla cake and butter cream icing. I mixed multicoloured sprinkles into the icing which gives it an interesting texture and some colour. (Note: difficult to pipe icing with sprinkles as they get stuck in the nozzles!). Cake push pops tutorial over here!
Sweets in glasses are so effective. I got these really cute (free) Easter printables from welovetoillustrate.com
Printables make great finishing touches to any dessert table and can pull a theme together.
I iced these cookies very last minute; you can tell from the photo that they haven't dried properly. They're not my best I'm afraid but have a look here for some tips.
This is an easy thing to do - marshmallows on skewer sticks. I dip the ends into melted chocolate and then into colourful sprinkles, serve them in a jam jar of sugar - so simple! The chocolates are done in plastic moulds; I did the milk chocolate first and let it harden in the fridge before doing the white chocolate.
The circles on the table are just cardboard which I did to give the table a kick of colour. The candy floss is just rolled into balls and stuck onto a skewer. The multi coloured popcorn is easily done, see here and here for different ways to do it.
The gorgeous flowers are from the New Covent Flower Market - I absolutely LOVE it there!