Happy Easter everyone,
I hope you are enjoying your long weekend! It’s a sunny one over here and we’ve been busy having a great time as a family. Tomorrow, my parents will be hosting a late brunch and I’ve been having fun in the kitchen preparing Easter treats for everyone. Unfortunately for us, hubby has to go to work tomorrow all day and won’t be joining us for our yearly late brunch, so I stole him for one hour this evening and we had a romantic early supper just the two of us.
Tomorrow, Nate and I, we will bring goodies and chocolate to the brunch. What good is an Easter family get together without painted eggs? This year, unlike the previous ones, I’ve been too lazy to paint any. Yet, I’ve been inspired to do so, from many talented bloggers out there and by all the beautiful pictures seen on Pinterest. Somehow, I only got to it this morning. Hubby and I, woke up with a sore throat; we must’ve caught whatever our son had last week. A sore throat and a migraine didn’t stop me from wanting to have fun with my little one; so I got our dining room table ready for us to paint eggs. He got to participate to almost each step of the process but I had to be careful; he is too curious. It’s too bad that I won’t be able to prepare an “egg hunt” for him tomorrow outside but he will have one in his bedroom. I will let you know how that goes.
You already know I love preparing baking goodies for any occasion, if you have been reading my posts for a while, this should not be a surprised that I baked a funny, delicious chocolate bunny Easter cake. It smells so good but we haven’t eaten it yet.
Please, let me share with you how we spent our Saturday morning:
We boiled and painted 16 eggs, you may be wondering why “16”, it’s because Friday afternoon I found this egg serving tray on sale for only $10 at Winners instead of $20 and it serves 16 eggs. I’m sure many of you already know how to paint eggs but here is a small tutorial for you in case you would like to do this last minute activity with your kids.
Start by hard boiling eggs for about 15 minutes
Let the eggs cool for another 15 minutes; trust me if you manipulate eggs while they are still very hot, it will burn. I burnt my fingers today because I didn’t have the patience to let them cool long enough. Please be careful with your kids.
I used vibrant neon food colour to display my Easter eggs this year:
Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar and food coloring to warm water:
Have your eggs ready to dip them in the color mix:
Leave your eggs in the warm mix until you get the desired color
Once you get the color of your choice, remove them from the mix, I removed mine with my fingers. I recommend wearing gloves because my fingers were purple at the end of this process, I don’t mind but some of you may:
Here is Nate, misbehaving and pushing daddy away, I took this picture of him, while trying to take a good picture of the eggs for this small tutorial but as usual Nate’s little chubby hands are always in the way of my pictures:
Leave them to dry for at least 5 minutes. I left mine to dry in an empty egg carton:
I also placed a few in these egg holders, don’t they look pretty?
This is how the painted eggs look in the egg serving tray:
I enjoyed this activity very much with my son, even if he was being difficult this morning:
I gave him a blue egg, we peeled the top for him and he continued:
Oups! a tiny piece of the shell went inside his nail and he didn’t like it, we thought he was going to get mad again but he didn’t, he just pushed it away:
Look at this face! He is wondering if he should really eat that?
Now, let me show the bunny cake we prepared:
I’ve had this Easter bunny baking pan since last February, I got it at Winner’s. I had forgotten about it until last week when I organized all my baking pans in two baskets and displayed them on my new pantry:
I prepared this chocolate cake using cake mix:
I had fun decorating it with Nate and hubby with candy:
I used cherry-candies for a bunny smile and chocolate for the bunny eyes:
Here is my little boy, happy that we were done decorating and he wanted to taste it:
We didn’t want him to cry again, so we let him try the frosting of the cake and he seemed to like it very much:
I’m glad, I introduced my son to this fun Easter activity and hope tomorrow he will have fun looking for chocolate Easter eggs!
Are you doing something special or fun for Easter with your kids and family?
Thanks again for stopping by!